Images from San Francisco reef
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.p>
On any reef in Cozumel you can see any fish or animal at a given time. Below is a general guide.
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