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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

Where is the best place to see either diving or snorleing:

Seahorses?
Starfish?
Turtles?
Eagle Ray?

Be there the end of May.
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#2 mstevens

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:15 PM

I recommend underwater...
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

We are booked with Rosi to see many of the same things you want to see as well.
http://www.cozumelmy...rkelingTour.htm
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

I recommend underwater...


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

There's always one in the crowd. :blink:
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

Where is the best place to see either diving or snorleing:

Seahorses?
Starfish?
Turtles?
Eagle Ray?

Be there the end of May.



eagle rays are located on the northern reefs but my understanding is the best time to see them is in february.

turtles you will see on every dive – seems since my 1st trip in 1990, they are A LOT more common. they musta made a comeback...

starfish are to be found at that little snorkeling lagoon (someone please help me with the name of it)... it was just being talked about over the last week or so...

seahorses, – let me know, as I have never seen on in CZ...
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

OK, to be serious...

I've seen seahorses on nearly every trip. They like shallow water and relatively low current and require something to grip with their tails. They tend to hang out in areas many divers think of as boring. Your best bet here is to have a divemaster who keeps track of them, since seahorses are a bit territorial and don't roam far. Paraiso / Paradise is a good place to look.

For turtles, I stick by my original answer: for the past two years, I've seen at least one turtle on literally every dive (though I haven't been to Barracuda for two years). My son's girlfriend saw 2 turtles while she was sitting on the boat during a dive. They're everywhere.

Eagle rays may be hard to find. There are a few here and there, but even at Canterel (a site with high current outside the marine park to the north) there won't be a ton of them. We didn't see a single one each of the last 2 Februaries we've been on the island. One year they were everywhere in August. Apparently, they don't read the manual.

Sea stars (formerly known as starfish) are occasionally seen on sandy bottoms at various sites. There is reportedly a snorkeling site called El Cielo after the profusion of sea stars there, but I've never been there.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

Thank you for the information. As a newbee diver (8 dives, 4 in Coz) I want to see as much as I can. I only wish I took up the sport 30 years ago.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

I only wish I took up the sport 30 years ago.


I did, but I never saw most of those things underwater until I started diving in Cozumel regularly about 7 years ago. You're getting a start early in your diving career!
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

After 23 years of scuba, i can say i wish i had started 30 years ago as well :D
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

We are booked with Rosi to see many of the same things you want to see as well.
http://www.cozumelmy...rkelingTour.htm



Does she have another web page? I would like more information on her snorkeling trips for my non-diving bride. I am going to try the e-mail route.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Rosi's email address;kuda1@hotmail.com
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

Thank you. I e-mailed her and got an immediate reply.
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