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May 6, 2003: Cozumel, Mexico

A Coz 2003 dive
"Santa Rosa Wall" - "Cedar Pass"

Second day of diving, again with Del Mar Aquatics.
Diving in the Caribbean Sea:
  • Directions from Tampa: This is one of those trip things. Getting there from Tampa usually involves a plane ... though it could be a boat ... but you won't be driving there. Cozumel is "in" the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • Conditions on the day of my visit: Sunny and very warm - get burned easily by the sun ...

  • Personal Notes: The diving was nice but nothing special to report, really.

    Kelly and the other Kathy had rented a jeep, so that afternoon we drove to the south side of the island.


Santa Rosa Wall
Some Lobster.
The picture's a bit dark but you should be able to make out the shrimp living near this anemonie.
It always amuses me to find things growing in other things.
Barracuda - sometimes they seem to be everywhere.
I've ID'd this as a kind of blenny. Skittish guys - every time I get close enough to get a good shot, they move.
Cedar Pass
Sargassum Triggerfish.
A Yellow Ray that we spotted.
White Spotted Filefish are not always white spotted. Here's a photo showing them in both phases (genders?).
Here's a decent shot of a Flamingo Tongue.
Banded Coral Shrimp are probably best photographed with a lens that has a deep field of focus, since they have antennae that are very long.
Some kind of parrot fish.
A large Sea Star, with (I think) Beth's hand for a size comparison.
Notice no hand in this photo - that's a Scorpion Fish. Poisonous!
Cozumel has Seahorses and the dive masters usually know where they are.
Here's another Seahorse.
Cozumel also has a lot of lobster.

Dive data for dives on this day:

Dive Site Name Max Depth Minutes Water Temp
208 Santa Rosa Wall 77 feet 39 min. 82 F
209 Cedar Pass 56 feet 55 min. 82 F
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