Deepwater Fan at Columbia Deep

 

    "One of Nature's Hidden Treasures"

 
Deepwater Fan and Creole Wrasse at Colombia Deep
 

Colombia Deep

Depth 50'-90'

Experience level. Intermediate to Advanced. Current is sometimes unpredictable.

 

This is a beautiful wall dive. The coral formations are extremely healthy. You will see towers of coral built on the skeletons of ancient coral that has built up over millions of years. Giant Barrel Sponges, as well as Deepwater Fans and Black Coral form a nice backdrop for photography.

There tend to be more fish and animals here than on Palancar. If you are lucky, you might spot an eagle ray cruising the sand or the depths.

You'll see some Scrawled Filefish, Queen Angelfish, and lots of schools of blue Creole Wrasse.

You can hardly miss seeing a few turtles here. They are very tolerant of divers

 

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  
Creole Wrasse
x
   
Trumpetfish
  x
Scrawled Filefish
x
   
Bar Jacks
x  
Hamlets/Hawkfish
  x
Parrotfish
  x
Turtles
x
   
Nurse Sharks
  x
Spotted Eagle Rays
x  
Black Groupers
x  
Octopus
  x
Green Morays
  x

Check out our reef reports by scolling down

 

Check out the photo gallery which shows photos of this reef

 

 

 


Images from Colombia Deep reef

Reef Shrimp Explosion

Reef Shrimp Explosion


Scorpion Fish (don't touch him....poisonous.)

Scorpion Fish (don't touch him....poisonous.)

 

 

 
       

Scrawled Filefish

Scrawled Filefish

 

 

Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle