20.3375, -87.0417

1335 Logged Dives

Palancar Horseshoe

Horseshoe is one of the four awesome sections that make up the famous Palancar Reef in Cozumel, Mexico. This section of the reef is a horseshoe-shaped notch in the wall of Palancar full of beautiful and large coral heads and giant barrel sponges.

Wildlife encounters include spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks, turtles, stingrays, moray eels, tons of reef fish, and the endemic Splendid toadfish, only found in Cozumel.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 23m

Visibility

  • 27m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snake Eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snake Eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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