Palancar: Bricks

Images from Palancar Bricks reef

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.

 
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 our reef reports below for more info on this reef submitted by divers.

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