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Allure of the Seas

Cozumel, Mexico

sunny 83 °F

Today was a two tank dive off the coast of Cozumel, fairly near the cruise terminal. First dive was a 65 footer followed by a 35 footer after our required surface interval. Cozumel is one of the great dive spots of the Caribbean, but the reefs were severely damaged by the hurricane that spent almost 3 days directly on top of the island. The good news is that the reefs have regenerated well though. The bad news is that the very predatory lion fish have invaded the reefs. We spotted one lion fish and our dive master attempted to kill it, but was unsuccessful and they are lighting fast. Although a pretty fish, they can destroy a reef ecosystem, and have few natural enemies.

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Posted by rpickett 06:45 Archived in Mexico

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