Cozumel 2005 Night Dive

Steve Sorensen and I, in a fit of diving enthusiasm, decided to use the Presidente's operator for a night dive. Scubadu turned out to be a very decent operator on this dive. It was a single tank dive, and I can't really speak to their services for daytime multi-tank, but if you're staying at the Presidente Intercontinental, you should try one of their night dives!

I love night dives because there are all sorts of critters out and about that are much less easy to see during the day. You never know what your ligth will turn up! Speaking of which, be sure to try turning your light off too. It's makes for an eerie sight to see everyone else lit around you. It also makes it easier to see the flicker sparks of bioluminescence which are really cool. The "bios" in Cozumel are moderate to light, but still worth checking out.

This particular dive was at Chankanab, which is about 3 minutes away from the dock at the Presidente. There were no currents, so it was very pleasant.

The Splendid Toad Fish is a bristley predator!

There were crabs everywhere, which you almost never see in daytime...

The Singing Lobster Brothers!

This weird thing is called a Tiger Tail. Plant or Animal? I'm not sure...

A Juvenile Drumfish--very small...

Mr Toad Fish Peering Out for His Supper...

Another little guy--a Blennie or some such...

A Banded Coral Shrimp Waiting to Clean Some Fish...

The Yellow Stingrays Never Seem to Sleep...

My Favorite, An Octopus!

Psychedelic Colors--The Lights Confuse Them and Bring out the Light Blues...

Well Hello!

A Hunting Moray Eel...

Delicate Colors on a Rough Dude!

King Crab O'Rama!

This sharptail eel was headed in to be cleaned by 3 shrimp. I was out of memory by this time. Doh!

South End of a North Facing Splendid Toadfish...

A Venomous Scorpionfish...

Someone is Having a Bad Day!

More Underwater Cozumel 2005...

 
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