"One of Nature's Hidden Treasures"

 

Diver and French Grunts
 


Yucab reef

Depth 50'-60'

Experience level. Intermediate. This dive is usually done as a second dive. It can be done by crossing an area of sand dunes and starting in some turtle grass.

Yucab generally has a strong current, which encourages healthy reef growth. It is a low profile reef. Reef heads range from 10'- 20' tall. If your air consumption is good, and the current is strong, you can finish your dive on Tormentos reef.

in the turtle grass look for sting rays, Sea Horses, Puffer fish, and maybe you can find a Short Big Eye fish, which are very rare.

After cruising the turtle grass, you will come to the main part of the reef. There are large schools of grunts, Schoolmasters, and large numbers of French and Queen Angelfish.

You will see an occaional turtle.

 

 

 

On any reef in Cozumel you can see any fish or animal at a given time. Below is a general guide.

 
common
occasional rare
Damselfish
x  
Barracuda
x  
Grouper/Coney
x  
Scrawled Filefish
x  
Honeycombed Cowfish
  x
Spotted Drums
  x
Spotted moray eels
x
   
Angelfish
x
   
Butterflyfish
x
   
Sea Horse
x  
Parrotfish
  x
Scorpion fish
x  
Splendid Toadfish   x  
Grunts and Snappers
x
   
Turtles
x
   
Nurse Sharks
x  
Eagle Rays
  x
Black Groupers
x
   
Green Moray Eels
x  

 

 

Check out the photo gallery which shows photos of this reef

 

 

 


Images from Yucab reef


Hawksbill turtle and Porkfish

 

Short Bigeye fish....very hard to find in the turtle grass.

Juvenile Short Bigeye fish....very hard to find in the turtle grass.

 

 

 

 
       

Typical Yucab reef

Typical Yucab reef

 

Permit

 

 

Yellow Stingray

Yellow Stingray

 

Schoolmasters

 

jYellowhead Jawfish

Sand Dune portion of Yucab

Sand Dune portion of Yucab