Edge of San Francisco wall

 

     "One of Nature's Hidden Treasures"

 

Edge of San Francisco wall


San Francisco reef

Depth 45'-120'

Experience level. Intermediate. This dive is usually done as a second dive.

San Francisco generally has a medium current, which encourages healthy reef and sponge growth. It is a wall dive. The wall edge starts at about 50' and is really a steep slope, but not a drop off, to the depths. You can go as deep as you want. There are healthy barrel sponges and low profile coral. There are not many ledges or overhangs. However, the sloping wall of pristine sponges, ea rods, and brain coral make this an exciting place to see.

On the top edge of the wall towards shore are sandy bottom areas and a few small overhangs to hide out from the current. You can sometimes sea eagle rays in the sand or cruising the edge of the wall.

Be on the lookout for Whitespotted Filefish, Turtles, giant Parrotfish, French Angelfish, and Black Groupers.

 

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

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Images from San Francisco reef


Squirrelfish

 

Spotted Eagleray on edge of wall

Honeycombed Cowfish

 

 

 
       

Spotted Trunkfish

 

Hawksbill Turtle eating

 

Cottonwicks

 

Nassau Grouper

Queen Angelfish and Queen Triggerfish

 

Wall and Schoolmasters