Paradise Reef

December 7, 2017

Our last dive of the day was on Paradise Reef. I've dove this site a number of times and it usually delivers some interesting and memorable moments. Today it delievered once again.

This small eel was particularly feisty. Everytime I brought the lense close, it would snap at me. It made for some entertaining pictures before I took the hint and left.


We had descended on a bed of sea grass. As we drifted along, another diver pointed to something in the grass. A swam over to find an eel out in the open but in search of a hiding hole. I managed to capture the entire sequence of the eel reversing into its hole. Definitely one of the more memorable things I've witnessed underwater.

Eel reversing into its hole

The we came across this extremelyl well camouflaged Rockfish. I probably would have passed it by if the dive master hadn't pointed it out.


The remainder of the dive was filled with some great wildlife.


Schooling fish

Crab feeding on the reef

That made for a great end to the dive. We ascended and made our way back to the cruise ship.

Paradise Reef

Location: Cozumel, Mexico


Dive Number:   121
Bottom Time: 43m
Time In: 3 p.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 39.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 3:43 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 31.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:   33m
End Pressure Group:


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Everett Toews
TBT: 216h 37m