Barracuda Reef

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Barracuda Reef

Barracuda Reef

Located to the North of Cozumel, this wall and its reef featur exceptionnal scenery, though it can be treacherous due to enormous currents (typical from the North side): past this site there are no more islands or shelter, it's the open sea! It's not uncommon to drift out for several miles, so make sure you have enough experience to engage into this dive with a small group. The Port Captain monitors the area and restricts it when safety standards aren't met for the day.

Even when the conditions are right, the current runs between 2 and 3 knots, and down currents are frequent. Those challenging conditions attract lots of pelagics and sharks... have fun but be careful!

Located to the North of Cozumel, this wall and its reef featur exceptionnal scenery, though it can be treacherous due to enormous currents (typical from the North side): past this site there are no more islands or shelter, it's the open sea! It's not uncommon to drift out for several miles, so make sure you have enough experience to engage into this dive with a small group. The Port Captain monitors the area and restricts it when safety standards aren't met for the day.

Even when the conditions are right, the current runs between 2 and 3 knots, and down currents are frequent. Those challenging conditions attract lots of pelagics and sharks... have fun but be careful!

Located to the North of Cozumel, this wall and its reef featur exceptionnal scenery, though ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Drop-off
  • Drift dive
Depth
  • Maximum 35
  • Maximum 25
Visibility
20 meters or more
Current
Strong
Required scuba diving level / certification
Advanced - CMAS 2 with drift diving experience
Boat trip duration
15 to 20 minutes
Fauna
  • Stingray
  • Eagle ray
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Marlins
  • Tuna
  • Turtle
  • Groupers
  • Scorpion fish
  • Triggerfish
  • Surgeonfish
  • Sergent Major
  • Parrotfish
  • Flutemouth fish
  • Angelfish
  • Trevallies
  • Fusiliers
  • Surgeonfish
  • Anemone
  • Brain coral
  • Hard coral
  • Soft coral
  • Tube sponge
  • Vase sponge
  • Yellow gorgonian fan
  • Red gorgonian fan
  • Table coral
  • White-tip reef Shark
Flora
  • Coral flora

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