Yet another Cozumel trip report and lots of pictures for my fellow Coz junkies; enjoy.
Queen angelfish Holacanthus ciliaris
Like swallows to Capistrano, we return every year to Cozumel. In fact, Cozumel is said to be Mayan for "Place of the Swallows;" who knew? This trip offered strange currents, old friends, nudibranchs, a frogfish, and some new critters.
Juvenile spotted drum Equtus punctatus
Adult jackknife fish Equetus lanceolatus
What is it about this magical place? I know there are some people who don't like drift diving; are put off by large numbers of divers, and don't like pod people (who does?), but you sure can't beat the bang for your buck! Of course, once you get a taste, you may find yourself hooked, like me.
Dancing stoplight parrots (initial phase) Sparisoma viride.
Eye of the scorpion Scorpaena plumieri
Late Friday night we took a cab to LAX, checked in at the Continental desk, found some of the group waiting at the gate, and boarded the red-eye flight to Houston. The plane left and arrived on time, giving us a three-hour layover at IAH - ample time for coffee/breakfast. The flight into CZM was on time, but landed the "wrong way," a harbinger of things to come. As we deplaned, we were hit with hot, humid air with a faint scent of wood smoke - Cozumel perfume. After snagging our luggage and passing through customs, we boarded a van to Scuba Club Cozumel. Sofia warmly greeted us as we came through the gates with those most gracious words, "welcome home." We ate lunch, checked into our room, did a leisurely shore dive, ate dinner, and hit the sack. Tomorrow, we dive the reefs.
The gang from California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Connecticut, Florida, and England.
Spotted moray eel - "Where's everyone going?" Gymnothorax moringa
Sunday, two dives on the Reef Star with: our favorite Dive Master Jesus, Jana, Mike, Lyle, James, Tom, George, Mike and Sue. The other group on our boat, with DM Miguel, were: Scott, Margaret, Roger, Judy, Mark, Debra, Jeanette and Kathi. The rest of the group was on the Dive Cat. Palancar Gardens was our first dive spot and is the prototypical Cozumel dive, with large coral heads, swim throughs, schools of fish, turtles, etc.
Squirrelfish Holocentrus adscensionis
Spinyhead blenny Acanthemblemaria spinosa
We moved on to Paradise Reef for our second, shallower dive. Jesus led us to a black FROGFISH, with white toenails! It's hard to take a picture of something black on a white sand background; you need lots of strobe or the fish looks like a black blob. On the other hand, if you use lots of strobe you wash out the white background. We have looked for frogfish here for years but have only seen three of them. While common in many other areas of the Caribbean, Cozumel frogfish are either very rare or so well camouflaged that divers don't see them. In this case, I don't know how anyone ever found this one. He is hard to see even when you know what you are looking at. In the close-up, you can see his lure with its white tip and red striped wand.
Longlure frogfish Antennarius multiocellatus
Up close, showing his lure.
My camera mentor, Roger suggests that digital photographers set up their shots by taking pictures of a rock before moving into to take he real picture. That way the creature isn't overly stressed, other photographers get the chance to take a picture, and you get better images. I think I will call this Roger's Rule = Take a picture of a rock. If you can't take a picture of a rock, you shouldn't be stressing the wildlife . The downside is that you will have a bunch of "Where's Waldo?" pictures to delete. Of course if you wait to do all your camera fiddling on the subject, you will have a bunch of images to delete anyway...so no downside?
Shortfin pipefish Cosmocampus elucens
Netted Olive snail, can you see its eyes? Oliva reticularis
A shore dive in the afternoon dive for more than two-hours, satiated our nitrogen cravings.
Sponge with brittle stars.
Magnificent urchin Astropyga magnifica
Monday, we did boat dives to Palancar Caves & Tormentos. The normal currents, from South to North, are all screwed up. The current was going South on Palancar and we started the dive into the flow before turning and riding down the reef. The same situation was with the current on Tormentos, which allowed us to do a leisurely swim up the reef. I found a baby flamingo tongue, smaller and more slender than the adults, and there was a big green moray lying on his back under a ledge. He was alive and healthy, but for some reason was resting upside down.
Baby flamingo tongue Cyphoma gibbosum
Adult flamingo tongues (X-rated?)
We finished the day with a night dive out front. I went out in the turtle grass with George and found a rose coral out feeding. At first, I couldn't figure out what I was looking at. During the day, the corals look like rocks; the polyps only come out in the dark. I took a picture of one with the polyps retracted, next to one that was actively feeding.
Rose coral Manicina areolata
Caribbean reef octopus hunting, making a balloon and scaring little fish out from under rocks to become dinner. Octopus briareus
A pair of "what the heck?" shots.
1. What looks like a hose from a clothes drier is actually the egg case of the West Indian Chank (a large conch-like mollusk).
2. The egg case of the moon snail.
Tuesday, Colombia Deep: the currents are going south again, but not very strong, great visibility and a couple of turtles.
"Chocolate chip" sea cucumber aka three-rowed sea cucumber Isostichopus badionotus
Punta Tunich, aka poor man's Barracuda, is normally an E-ticket ride, but today the current was very mild. We found lots of lobsters. My daughter Libby had arrived from London and was waiting for us when we got back to the pier.
Jesus with lobsters.
Margaret taking a picture of a barracuda.
[How many people still remember where the expression "E-ticket Ride" comes from? In olden times, admission to Disneyland (there was only one then) got you into the park and a ticket book filled with A, B, C, D, and E tickets. The E tickets were good for the more exciting and popular rides, like the Matterhorn; hence the expression "E-ticket Ride." Everyone went home with books full of unused A/B tickets. I'll bet I've still got some in a drawer around here somewhere. Younger people associate E-tickets with the airlines and don't know about life before computers and cell phones, but that's another rant.]
Jesus is my dive master - Jesus Zetina.
File clam Lima scabra
Shore dive in the afternoon to shoot macro; I spent a long time trying to get a good picture of a couple of hermit crabs. Deb and Mark found a seahorse out in the turtle grass, but couldn't get my attention.
Stareye hermit crab Dardanus venosus
Old blue eyes, White speckled hermit Paguristes puniceps
Wednesday, Colombia Bricks with the current moving in the wrong direction still along the wall and in and out of the swim throughs.
The seahorses that used to be see at Las Palmas are no longer there, so we tried our luck at Villa Blanca, which is North of the International Pier. The current was really honking, the wrong way, so we did Villa Blanca drifting to the south. We found a nurse shark hiding in a hole, lots of scrawled file fish, and two seahorses at the very end...or is that the beginning of the reef? It rained in the afternoon.
Sleeping nurse shark Ginglymostoma cirratum
Longsnout Seahorse Hippocampus reidi
We were very excited to find nudibranchs on this trip. Judy showed me a picture on the LCD of her camera of a colorful nudibranch, but was very vague about where she had found it. I should have known something was up, but fool that I am, I swallowed the bait - hook, line and sinker. Later on in the week, she had her laptop computer out and asked me to look up the nudibranch in Paul Humann's Reef Creature Book. When I located the purple tipped sea goddess, it was the same picture that Judy had on her screen. I had been had! She had taken a picture of the image in the book and that's what she had shown me. Judy loves purple; I was scammed big time!
Banded coral shrimp Stenopus hspidus
On the afternoon shore dive, we were able to locate Deb and Mark's seahorse again and take a few pictures. We finished just in time for the weekly fiesta at Scuba Club Cozumel. Deborah and I headed for our rooms before the piñata came out; we've been there, done that.
Longsnout Seahorse Hippocampus reidi
Arrow crab Stenorhynchus seticornis
Summer in Cozumel is hot, humid and the beginning of the hurricane season in the Caribbean. In the past, it's been the off-season, but we found the island to be busy with divers this year. There were, however, fewer cruise ships regurgitating pod-people onto the sidewalks of San Miguel than there are in the Winter; which, in my opinion, is a good thing.
Pair of spotfin butterflies on the reef. Chaetodon ocellatus
Dorie? "Where's Nemo?" - Blue Tang Acanthurus coeruleus
Summer diving - water temps in the mid-eighties, great visibility, mild currents, gentle winds, flat seas (except when the hurricane blows), and a few eagle rays. Amend the above to read "screwy currents."
Thursday, Santa Rosa Wall redefined E-ticket with an extreme South to North current. We experienced the ride of our lives through a sand storm on top of the reef. Swirling sand, moving dunes, reduced visibility, and the water trying to push us off reef. It's a good thing that all divers in our group are comfortable in the water. We just relaxed, turned into the invisible, underwater wind, hugged the reef, and found still water behind the occasional coral head; an exciting ride was had by all. The other dive group was further down the wall and was able to stay out of the current and go through the swim throughs.
Yellow sting rays, menage a trios. Urolophus jamaicensis
Libby and Tom did two Nitrox dives today, completing their EANx certification. They can now breathe "geezer gas" with the rest of us!
School of gray angels Pomacanthus arcuatus
Chankanab was more of an A or B-ticket, like Mr. Toad's Ride; we found a light current going the normal way...of course, normal isn't normal at Chankanab where the current normally runs the wrong way from North to South, unless the current is not normal and then it runs the normal way...did you understand that? It makes my head swim...Chankanab, which means "little ocean" in Mayan, is one of the most beautiful low reefs of Cozumel. It's home to many thousands of grunts, lush sponge gardens, and big lobsters. Corky fingers and gorgonians are tall and lean with the current flow. Chankanab is also one of the best dive sites to see the indigenous Splendid Toadfish tucked into his burrow under a coral head. I love this place.
Splendid toadfish Sanopus splendidus
My friend, Judy (judyC) makes glass beads, many of which are of sea creatures. You can see her work on her webpage: http://www.jujeebeads.com/. Here, is a splendid toadfish bead that she made:
Juvenile foureye butterflyfish Chaetodon capistratus
Friday the 13 th broke sunny and warm. We dove Dalila Reef in a blowing current. There were schools of boxfish hiding under the ledges. Several large groupers made close passes but weren't as friendly as they were in the old days when it was common for dive masters to feed them. Pairs of large, gray angelfish joined queen angels feeding on the coral heads in the current. While feeding in the current, the fish aren't as skittish as they normally are, and I was able to avoid the butt shots that often happen with shutter lag and digital cameras.
Queen trigger Balistes vetula
Clinging crab, under a ledge Mithrax forceps
Paradise shallows. The current was running to the north at the start of the dive, so we started our dive near the International pier. Halfway through the dive, the current switched and we finished back where we started. We revisited our friend the black frogfish and spent the remainder of the dive poking around the low coral heads and sponges looking for other interesting creatures. There are many spotted moray living here and healthy numbers of yellowtail damsels, hinds, and a huge school of horse-eyed jacks came by. The water was cooler than on the other reefs, falling to a chilly 82 degrees! It just shows how relative our concept of "cold" is. After experiencing 86-degree temperatures for several days, a two-degree drop seems cold. I don't want to think about the fifty-degree water we face when we get back home to California.
Spotted moray eel Gymnothorax moringa.
Coney Cephalopholis fulvus
Shore dive. There are three seahorses out in the turtle grass, two yellow ones and an orange one.
Judy taking a picture of the seahorse.
Porcelain crab? I'm not really sure of the ID for this one.
Saturday, I take it back about mild currents in the summer! The water is going South! Lots of water is going South. Chankanab Bolones is the home of the famous submarinefish. As we approached the dive site, we could see the huge white and blue submarine fish, on the surface feeding on pod people. Bolones is offshore from Chankanab Reef and consists of large coral heads scattered across a sloping sandy bottom at about 70 feet. Normally we explore the coral heads looking for big lobsters and crabs; the sponges that look brown photograph red! But, the current today was so strong, that even behind the coral heads, it was hard to hold on. We were treated with a brief sighting of the submarinefish, which was also having a hard time in the current. Then visibility dropped precipitously, and we were in a cyclonic sand storm, being blown down slope and quickly losing of sight of each other. After a couple of minutes of seeing nothing but sand, I cut the dive short and ascended to 15 feet for a safety stop. Upon surfacing, I could see the rest of the dive group's heads scattered across the surface, punctuated by the occasional orange safety-sausage. Not an excellent dive, it could have been better, but it was interesting.
Submarinefish Podmen sinkus.
Midnight parrotfish Scarus coelestinus
After some discussion, it was decided that Las Palmas (shouldn't it be La Palma since there is only one palm tree left?) was our best bet for a second dive. The current was still running strongly to the South, but there was better visibility than on Bolones, so we started the dive in front of El Presidente Hotel. We flew across the bottom and encountered a huge turtle behind a coral head. Jesus pointed vigorously, making the universal underwater sign for shark. We hugged the bottom, trying to make small bubbles, and were treated to a flyby of two little reef sharks. One of them came within three feet of Scott who had foolishly left his camera on the boat for this tide. Is there a lesson in this? We continued to fly down the reef, but having to swim hard to stay upslope as the water was rushing off the reef towards deeper water. Jesus decided to abort the dive at this point as we couldn't make any progress and were in danger of being forced deeper. He gave thumbs up to everyone and we lifted off the bottom. We were quickly blown into blue water and into a maelstrom of swirling water. Our bubbles were going in all directions, first in front of us and even down, as some divers were quickly pulled from 15 feet to 50 feet. Eventually we all made it up to more stable water and did normal safety stops before surfacing. It was not the best of days to be in the water in Cozumel.
Shore dive that night. We didn't venture far from the entrance because the currents were periodically changing direction and strength.
Sleeping stoplight parrotfish (initial phase) Sparisoma viride
Sleeping stoplight parrotfish (terminal phase)
Sunday, the currents had abated somewhat and were running the more normal South to North direction. Our first dive was on Colombia Deep. As soon as we dropped in on the reef we found our first turtle. As we ascended to the top of the reef structure, we found three more, one of them no bigger than a dinner plate! As we did our safety stop over the shallow sand, I looked down and noticed some small black things that seemed to be moving...nudibranchs! Well, at least opisthobranchs; they looked a lot like little red navanax and were no more than a few mm long. There were lots of them. After years of never seeing any nudis in Cozumel, we have now found several. When you think you've seen it all, Cozumel will surprise you.
Little red nudi. Any help with an identification of the species would be greatly appreciated. Dave Behrens and DocV were able to ID this little guy as Gastropteron chacmol. Many thanks!
The second dive was on Yocab Reef, one of my favorites and the current was mild. The reef is covered in finger coral and home to almost every type of fish. On this dive, we hit the trifecta: turtle, eagle ray, and free-swimming nurse shark. Although I wasn't close enough to the eagle ray for a picture, I did get one of the shark.
Free swimming nurse shark, swerving to avoid running into the camera.
This afternoon, we dove the wreck of the C-53 Felipe Xicontencatl. In the four years since she was put down as an artificial reef, the C-53 has attracted a bunch of sea life and is growing a nice coat of invertebrates. A school of jacks hovered out of the current between the twin props, big crabs and lobsters hid safely out of reach under the hull, a big grouper has taken up residence, and a few barracuda patrol the superstructure. Too soon we had to ascend up the mooring line for our safety stop; we could see the entire wreck below us.
Deborah and Jesus on the wreck, hiding out of the current.
Divers ascending the mooring line.
Monday - we had planned on diving Punta Sur, but with the funny currents, it was decided that it would be saner to dive Colombia Reef. IMHO, this is the prettiest reef on Cozumel. It combines the sheer majesty of Punta Sur with the beauty of Palancar Gardens. As expected, we saw a couple of turtles, large groupers, schools of Creole fish, and many of the usual suspects. There was a definite thermocline and the temperature at depth was a cold 82 degrees...brrr!
Black Grouper Mycteroperca bonaci
Since this was the last dive day for some of the group, we elected to do Colombia Shallows as a second dive. This shallow dive is near the southern most end of the island and is a popular snorkel spot. As the name implies, it is a shallow reef, no more than 30 feet deep, with coral heads that reach almost to the surface. Tom found an adult spotted drum that had to be a foot long. A colorful school of tangs were swimming in a cloud of blue from coral head to coral head feeding. Three rainbow parrotfish provided a flourish to the end of the dive, two hours later. This was Libby's 100th dive, congratulations Libby!
"Tangs for the memories?" Acanthurus coeruleus .
Tropical storm Earl is headed this way. Landfall expected on Thursday.
On our daily shore dive, we found another nudibranch; I think it's a leather-backed doris Platydoris angustipes
Yellow stingray Urolophus jamaicensis
Overheard in front of scuba club:
"I need more weight." "How much do you have now?" "Four!" "Four what?" "Four five-pounders."
Tuesday - Tropical storm Earl is history, no longer categorized as a tropical storm; probably due to some butterfly in Brazil. [The Butterfly Effect, was first described by meteorologist Edward Lorenz at MIT in the early 60's. One problem with weather forecasting is that disturbances grow and decay. Some patterns are large enough to be measured and modeled. Other disturbances are too small to measure, but chaos theory says that even small disturbances can lead to big ones over time. Imagine a butterfly fluttering its wings in the Amazon. The gentle disturbance sets in motion a breeze that grows and travels with time. Eventually, the disturbance could potentially result in a tornado over Kansas.]
Roger is a big guy and was running low on air long before the rest of the group, so he figured out a way to rig doubles - one hundred and sixty cubic feet of air! Combining the unlimited shore diving available at Scuba Club with the daily boat dives, Roger did 55 dives, averaging 68 min long. He spent 63.5 hours in the water. Just think how wrinkled he would have gotten if he had rigged doubles on the first day! His camera rig is huge, with two strobes, three-foot arms, and a pivot tray. At night, it looks like the submersible Alvin is coming down the reef.
Roger with doubles Homo pseudoalvinsus
The currents are still crazy, running strongly to the south and then switching back to the north. We tried to do Paso de Cedral Wall, but the current was pushing off the reef and down. So, we decided to start the dive on the reef itself instead of the wall. We flew over the beginning of the reef and dropped in on a big green moray (has anyone ever seen a little green moray?). The main reef afforded us the opportunity to drop out of the current and stop for a while. We were treated to several large groupers, a school of porkfish, schools of barracuda, and, at the end of the reef, two rainbow parrotfish feeding. I was able to creep up on one and take his picture before he spooked. Then, to top things off, on the safety stop I looked down on a large nurse shark out swimming up the reef.
School of porkfish Anisotremus virginicus
Rainbow parrotfish Scarus guacamaia
The second dive of the day was in an unnamed area close to Chankanab. We started the dive next to the wreck of the C-53 to see if the frogfish from two years ago had come back. No such luck, so after searching around briefly, we moved upslope towards the main reef. A couple of adult drums were on one of the concrete blocks that were used to stabilize the ship when she was sunk. The area between the wreck and Chankanab reef is filled with sponges and small coral heads. There are many splendid toadfish in their holes and spotted eels in these coral heads. Colorful hinds and coneys perch on the coral, waiting for their next meal. We finished our dive on the beginning of Chankanab Reef before ascending for our safety stop.
Coney Cephalopholis fulvus
Wednesday, we have beautiful sunny weather today. On the boat, were a group from Texas. In casual conversation, one young man mentioned that he had just graduated from Texas A&M...another Aggie! Hooah! Thumbs up all around, gig 'em!
Our first dive was Colombia Bricks with a great slow drift among the huge coral buttresses that tower over the wall. The visibility was well over 100 feet. As we drifted over the sand on our safety stop, we scanned the bottom for the little red headshield slugs that seem to be everywhere in this location. We finally ended the dive over some of the coral formations in Colombia Shallows.
For the second dive, we redid Tormentos the wrong way this time, starting at the large sand ridge where we normally end our dive on this reef. This end of the reef has lots of big colorful sponges and overhangs. We looked for the batfish that we had seen in January at this location, but didn't find him. At the end of the dive, as we started to go up, Jesus pointed out a southern stingray in the sand and I dropped back down to take his picture.
Southern stingray Dasyatis Americana
Rock beauty Holacantus tricolor
DOLPHINS!!!!!! Judy and Roger were on an afternoon shore dive in front of Scuba Club Cozumel when a pod of dophins swam by them, close enough for Judy to capture the moment. Incredible things happen to you underwater if you dive long and often enough. Way to go Roger and Judy.
Judy's dolphin picture.
Sargasum swimming crab -"Walk this way, please." Portunus sebae
Deborah and I weren't fortunate enough to see the dolphins, although we were in the water at the same time. We did find a rare Atlantic yellow cowrie, a couple of large octopi (octopuses?), a mushroom scorpionfish, a reef scorpionfish, and a neat little golden moray eel.
Atlantic yellow cowrie, with its mantle partially drawn back. Cypraea spurca acicularis
Octopus Octopus vulgaris
Thursday, we went back to the infamous Santa Rosa Wall and encountered fantastic conditions this time, mild current (the normal way), and the best visibility of the trip, over 100 feet. This dive site really delivered: eagle ray, big groupers, feeding Southern stingray, painted Thuridilla (aka "elysia")! I've been looking for these nudis for years. In the past, I've seen a couple that were so small, it would take a microscope to take their picture. I found two at the end of this dive, the first one was a giant among Thuridilla, about half an inch long. I then found a second one before Jesus made me come up.
Southern stingray Dasyatus Americana
Painted Thuridilla & Judy's finger for scale. Thuridilla picta ( NB: Elysia picta is no longer a valid name.)
To make things even more exciting, on the second dive at La Palmawe swam with four baby reef sharks! There were lots of the indigenous toadfish under the coral heads and Jesus found a Spanish lobster. A fantastic day!
Baby reef shark Carcharhinus perezii
Spanish lobster Scyllarides aequinoctialis
Our afternoon shore dive was out to the turtle grass. A helmet shell was attacking an urchin. A little slender filefish was hiding in a little gorgonian, and was so convinced of his invisibility that I was able to get right up next to him to take a picture with my macro lens adapter from about two inches away.
Slender filefish in full camouflage. Monocanthus tuckeri
Up close and personal to the slender filefish.
Friday was our last day of diving. The group sharing our boat wanted to do Palancar Horseshoe so we graciously agreed. In exchange, we picked Paradise "Grass" for the second dive. On Palancar, the current was normal for a while, but then started sweeping off the reef so we moved up onto the top and out into the shallows. An eagle ray made a brief appearance.
George's picture of the eagle ray. Aetobatus narinari
At Paradise, we found normal currents and made a long slow dive looking for small stuff in the turtle grass and small coral heads. There are huge numbers of flamingo tongues on the seafans and gorgonia. About halfway through the dive, Deborah spotted a squadron of about thirty reef squid hovering just off the bottom. A few golden eels, baby angelfish, and parrotfish entertained us during our final minutes on the bottom. Too soon we had to climb the ladder back on the dive boat for our return trip to SCC. In the afternoon, we rinsed our gear and tried to get it as dry as we could before packing our suitcases.
Balloonfish, hiding in the sponges. Diodon holocanthus
George's picture of the squid. Sepioteuthis sepiodiea
End of our underwater diving experience.
Saturday, we had to depart for the airport and our flights home to California. It was a wonderful vacation. There is always something new or different in diving Cozumel to make us return time after time. We will be back in February!
After years of not seeing any opisthobranchs in Cozumel, we hit pay dirt on this trip:
Painted Thuridilla, aka "elysia"
Gold line sea goddess Hypselodoris ruthae
Leech headshield slug Chelidonura hirundinina (photo by Margaret)
Little red nudi Gastropteron chacmol
"Remarkable" Apricot sidegill seaslug Berthellina engeli
Harlequin glass-slug Cyerce cristallina
Spotted sea hare - look close and you can see its eyes. Aplysia dactylomela
This was certainly the year for us to see nudibranchs in Cozumel! In going over Margaret's pictures, we've discovered another one to add to the list, Pleurobranchaea inconspicua ID graciously provided by Dave Behrens.
When you think you've seen it all, strange, new creatures:
Unidentified Flatfish, about 2.5 inches long. I think this is a zebra sole. Gymnachirus nudus
Roger...not new, but strange.
Netted Flatworm Pseudoceras texarus
"Hello, my name is Jim and I am a Cozumelholic." I hear the response, "hello, Jim," - music to my ears!
Yes, I freely admit it; I'm addicted to Cozumel. Inexpensive, easy to get to from the States, friendly people, great food, warm water, and fantastic diving, I can't seem to get enough. A one-week vacation used to satisfy my cravings. Then, several years ago we found we needed more, started staying for two weeks at a time, coming twice a year. Now, I am trying to figure out how we can come down for month! I'm really hooked. As soon as we get home, I find myself making reservations for the next trip. Life is unbearable until I know that we are going back. The only thing that helps is going on the internet and looking at the pictures, reading the trip reports, and chuckling at the occasional post asking for Cozumel information. I'm taking it one day at a time!
Jim & Deborah(Mr. & Mrs. jlyle) Roger (rogerc) Judy (judyc) Scott & Margaret (Mr. & Mrs. seniorweeb) George (grandpa regtek)
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