Coral Reefs in Cozumel

Reef and yellow fish Cozumel

Are Coral Plants or Animals? The coral reefs off the coast of Cozumel are part of the Mesoamerican Reef—the second-largest barrier reef system in the world. Corals and wildlife are connected across the Mesoamerican Reef, so what happens in Cozumel can affect coral reefs and communities in other nearby countries. But like in many areas […]

Indigenous Animals of Cozumel

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The island of Cozumel known as The Island of the Swallows. Located in the Caribbean sea along the eastern side of the Yucatan peninsula, about 82 km (51 mi) south of Cancún and 19 km (12 mi) from the mainland. The island is about 48 km (30 mi) long and 16 km (9.9 mi) wide, […]

The Origin of Cenotes

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How are Cenotes formed? Before the Mayan Civilization in the southeast of Mexico, the region was a Great coral reef under the sea. Can you imagine how it looked? As The Earth evolved, the last Ice Age happened. This event caused the sea levels to drop drastically, leaving the reef exposed. With the lack of […]

Bull Shark Diving in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Bull Sharks Playa Del Carmen

Diving With The BullSharks Diving with an Apex predator is a must in your diving vacations in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, it might sound scary and crazy for some people, but every year, from November to March, thousands of divers from different experience levels come to the Riviera Maya to have close encounters with […]

PALANCAR REEF Cozumel, Mexico

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The famous documentary maker, Jacques Cousteau, showed Palancar reef to the entire world. Since then, divers from the 5 continents come to discover this reef and its wonders that they call: The ‘Underwater Garden of Eden’. Where is it located? Palancar reef is in the Mexican Caribbean, exactly at the south of Cozumel Island, in […]