White Spotted Filefish at Paso De Cedral

 

     "One of Nature's Hidden Treasures"

 

Whitespotted Filefish and Creole Wrasse at Paso De Cedral


Paso De Cedral reef

Depth 50'-60'

Experience level. Intermediate. Can be done as a wall dive or closer to shore over the reef. Current is usually moderate. The part of the reef that is not a wall, consists of a mile of sloping hils covered in sponges and coral.

Paso De Cedral is a great place to take photographs. You can find many large schools of grunts, porkfish and snappers near ledges. Large parrotfish, Turtles, and large Black Groupers cruise the reef slopes and are common.

Keep a close eye out for the shy Slender Filefish in the rope sponges. There are also some Scorpionfish here and there.

Over the sand portions, look for Southern Stingrays, blennies, urchins and others.

There is a good chance of spotting a giant Green Moray eel.

There are several variations for doing this dive. One of our favorites are the Mounds of Cedral also known as the Mounds of Delila, which are three large hills that are covered with life.

 

On any reef in Cozumel you can see any fish or animal at a given time. Below is a general guide.

 
common
occasional rare
Damselfish
x
   
Barracuda
x  
Grouper/Coney
x
   
Scrawled Filefish
x  
Honeycombed Cowfish
x
   
Spotted Drums
x  
Spotted moray eels
x  
Angelfish
x
   
Butterflyfish
x  
Sea Horse
  x
Parrotfish
x
   
Scorpion fish
x  
Splendid Toadfish   x  
Grunts and Snappers
x
   
Turtles
x
   
Nurse Sharks
x  
Eagle Rays
  x
Black Groupers
x
   
Green Moray Eels
x  

Check our reef reports below for visitor submitted info on this reef.

Check out the photo gallery which shows photos of this reef

 

 

 


Images from Paso De Cedral reef


 

Hawksbill turtle and diver

Hawksbill turtle and Gray Angelfish

Highhat and French Grunts

Grouper cleaned by Spanish Hogfish

 

 

 
       

Paso De Cedral swim through

Wounded Gray Angelfish and French Grunts and Ceasar Grunts

 

Black Margate and Schoolmasters

Spendid Toadfish

Divemaster and boat over Cedral reef

Nurse Shark

 

Helmet Cowry

Helmet Cowry

 

 

Bridled Goby

Bridled Goby

Ghost Shrimp on a Sun Anenome

Scorpionfish

Hawksbill Turtle

Spotted Drumfish

Spotted Drum

Slender filefish