Images from Chankanaab reef
Experience level. Beginner.
This reef is in front of Chakanaab Park. Mild currents and shallow depth make this a good dive for novices.
Generally the current will run from North to South, sometimes picking up the cool fresh water from the Chakanaab lagoon. The visibility is not as good as other dive sites. It is sandy with small coral heads. This dive can be done from the shore.
Near and under the coral heads you can find Spiney llobster, crabs, Spotted Moray eels, and Grunts and Snappers. You'll see some Lionfish also.
Look for cleaning stations where juvenile Spanish Hogfish and junvenile French Angels clean Bar Jacks and Groupers.
In the sand, you will find sting rays, Peacock flounder, urchins, and possibly a sea horse.
On any reef in Cozumel you can see any fish or animal at a given time. Below is a general guide.
|Spotted moray eels||
|Grunts and Snappers||
|Green Moray Eels||x|
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