Cozumel Dive: 1
Site: Palancar Caves
Avg/Max Depth: 51/84
Buddies: Nick, Curtis, Kristen
On Saturday morning, we did our first set of Cozumel dives. Divemaster Josué brought us to Palancar Caves for the first dive. There were lots of fish, a turtle, barracuda, etc. Due to technical difficulties (a.k.a. operator error), I didn’t have my camera. There wasn’t anything I really wanted a picture of until the end. Josué did the signal for shark, then he started giving the okay sign. I thought it was a little strange until I saw them. I didn’t know what they were, but I knew they weren’t the friendly nurse sharks that like their bellies rubbed. They were still small, providing me with a false sense of comfort. Curtis told me after the dive that they were blacktip reef sharks. It was the first time I’ve seen a different species while diving, so that was pretty cool.
Here’s one of Curtis’s videos to add a little visual interest.