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Few photos from last week and yesterday

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by cozcharlie, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. cozcharlie

    cozcharlie Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cozumel, MX and Houston TX area

    Honestly I have hardly ever found a nudibranch myself. I think it is question of finding a dive guide with right balance of having plenty of dives but not too many years on the eyes. Also helps to dive in low current. Those rainbow slugs are probably 1/2 inch long If that. Very difficult to find in first place, even more so if flying by in the current.

    Fernando at Pelagic Ventures found all the ones in the pictures I posted. Think he is 30ish. He sees to find them regardless of reef. It helps that I am diving with very few people due to Covid and those that do go with me are very, very experienced so he can look hard for stuff without worrying too much about babysitting divers. Note he isn’t even the primary divemaster there. Paulino, who owns the shop with his wife, is the primary divemaster and is also good at finding stuff

    I think many of the boutique/valet shops probably have someone that is good at spotting small stuff if you let it be known that is what you want to see. (I am not going to get into the my favorite shop is better than your favorite shop debate —there are at least a dozen very good shops in Cozumel, probably more ). Obviously if you are on a cattle boat with 20 of your closest friends I wouldn’t expect much from those ops.
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  2. Redfoot

    Redfoot Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
    I think it is great! I really like the shadow of the shark underneath, it adds a different perspective.
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  3. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
    Ironically, I found at least 4 rainbow slugs today. I forgot the actual name. But one was at Palancar Gardens and the others at Yucab.
    Here’s one from Yucab. 95663AB1-EAFE-48F1-84F5-B618A06B9A38.jpeg
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  4. divingjd

    divingjd Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Michigan
    It’s a painted elysia. Once you learn where to find them, they are everywhere. One day at Dalila, I stopped counting at 40. If you really want to see nudis and slugs, dive with Liang at Aldora. She knows them all and has a great eye for them.
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