Rock Beauties

 

    "One of Nature's Hidden Treasures"

 

Rock Beauties of San Clemente
 


San Clemente reef

Depth 20'-30'

Experience level. Beginner. This dive is usually done as a second dive. This reef is seldom visited by dive companies, as it is not as exciting as the neighboring Yucab and Tormentos. However, it is a good place for beginners to get a nice long dive, since the shallow depth allows for good air consumption.

It is a shallow reef near Yucab and Tormentos. The reef heads are not very big. You will see the same sorts of creatures as Yucab and Tormentos.

 

 

 

 

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 out the photo gallery which shows photos of this reef

 

 


Images from San Clemente reef


Green Turtle

French Grunts and Queen Angelfish

Scrawled Filefish

Rainbow Parrotfish and Scrawled Filefish

 

Honeycombed Cowfish

Squat Anenome Shrimp

Brown Zoanthid

Sponges and typical reef

Jackknife fish

Spotted Drumfish

 

 

 

 

 
       

Eagleray feeding

Eagleray feeding