Free swimming Green Moray Eel

 

    "One of Nature's Hidden Treasures"

 
Free swimming Green Moray Eel

Palancar: Bricks

Depth 50'-90'

Experience level. Intermediate. You can go as deep as you want and make this an advanced dive.

 

This dive is similar to the other Palancar dives. Palancar Bricks gets its name the red bricks that were dropped into the area by a capsized barge in the 1950'. It is not continuous and consists of separate tower and cliff areas with sandy areas in between.

This reef is not rich with fish by Cozumel standards. The coral and sponges are the big show here.

You will usually see some turtles here. In the sandy areas look for large Southern Stingrays accompanied by a Bar Jack. Look under the ledges close to the sand and you might spot a Nurse Shark or a large Green Moray Eel. You will probably see some Groupers and Bar Jacks. If you look closely you may spot a see a Hamlet or a juvenile Spanish Hogfish in the lettuce or finger coral towards the top of the reef.

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  
Bar Jacks
x
   
Hamlets
x  
Hawkfish
x  
Turtles
x
   
Nurse Sharks
x  
Eagle Rays
   
black groupers
x  
green Morays
x  

 

 

Check out the photo gallery which shows photos of this reef

 

 

 


Images from Palancar Bricks reef


Star Coral Formation on side of large coral head

Star Coral Formation on side of large coral head

Spanish Hogfish Juvenile

Reef Sharks

 

 
       

Banded Coral Shrimp

Divers and Finger Coral and Lettuce Coral

The big swim through at Palancar Caves

The big swim through at Palancar Bricks

 

 

Pink Vase Sponge and Finger Coral

Spineyhead Blenny in Star Coral