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eagle rays

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by diverokc, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    I was bummed due to the lack of other afternoon divers I was hoping for 28, 'jake11' while Arizona is nice in the winter have you considered going back down during Carnival? I hope to be back then.
     
  2. jake11

    jake11 Manta Ray

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  3. DjDiverDan

    DjDiverDan Regular of the Pub

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    in Early December of 2014, i saw quite a few on the southern reefs, Columbia, Palancar Bricks, Palancar Gardens. There was one dive, can't remember exactly, where we saw 5 of them total, including a group of 3 together. In fact, for the last 3 December dive trips, December 2012, 2013, and 2014, we often saw at least 1 or 2 on dives in those areas. Many years ago, early 2000s (pre-Wilma), I had a dive on Santa Rosa Wall in January when there were a couple that came up from deep, soaring up the wall toward us before veering off.
     
  4. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Years ago on a late April or early May dive on Colombia Deep we were all in single file swimming between a couple of pinnacles. Suddenly the DM banged his tank and pointed out ahead of us to the left. Out of the gloom came a lone eagle ray leisurely swimming (flying) in the opposite direction at the same depth as us. Being last in line I had the best angle, so I started finning slowly to the left until I got nearly directly in front of the ray. When he got close to me I stopped blowing bubbles. His left wingtip passed about six inches from my mask.

    Of course I had no camera.
     
  5. stevep4444

    stevep4444 Nassau Grouper

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    Hey Gopbroek, unless the Eagle Rays start disguising themselves as Lionfish and hiding in crevices and under ledges I doubt you ever see many.
     
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  6. MikeRiley

    MikeRiley Angel Fish

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    i will just die if i see one. any of the swimming rays get me excited and I've yet to dive with them.
    and point taken; if I do see one, no chasing!
     

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