Akumal Diving, 2001 and 2003


Akumal is a resort town on the Riviera Maya, south of Cancun and north of Tulum.  Besides diving the reefs, one can also dive the cenotes: water-filled caves. On our cenote dives, we were never far away from the surface i.e. air!

AkumalAzureVaseSponge19'01T

Azure vase and other sponge

AkumalBandedButterflyfish#24'01T

Banded butterflyfish

AkumalBarJackFingerCoral#32'01

Bar jack and finger coral

AkumalBarrelSponge#7'01 copy

This and below: Barrel sponge

AkumalBarrelSponge#27'01T

AkumalBlackGrouper#5'01

Black grouper

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Blue angelfish

AkumalBlueChromis#26'01T

Blue chromis

AkumalBrownTubeSponge#28'03

Brown tube sponge

AkumalButterHamlet#20'01T

Butter hamlet

AkumalConeyBiColor#32'01T

Bicolor coney

AkumalFairyBasslet#19'01T

Fairy basslet

AkumalFrenchAngelfish

This and two below: French angelfish

AkumalFrenchAngelfish#31'01AkumalFrenchAngelfish#31'01T

AkumalGoatfish#17'01

Goatfish

AkumalGrayAngelfishPair#11'03

Gray angelfish

AkumalGreenMoray#25'01

Moray eel

AkumalGruntsEtc.#12'01T

Grunts and others

AkumalHawksbillTurtle

This and two below: Hawksbill turtle

AkumalHawksbillTurtle#39'01

AkumalHawksbillTurtleTopView

AkumalHogfish&BarrelSponge

This and below: Hogfish

AkumalHogfish#10'03

AkumalHogfishJackBfly#6'01T

Three hogfish, foureyed butterflyfish and bar jack

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Spiny lobster

AkumalMeOnPorch#17'01 copy

At our hotel at Halfmoon Bay

AkumalOr.TubePurpSp#26'01 copy

Orange tube sponge

AkumalPorkfish#24'01

Porkfish

AkumalPotpourri

Medley

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Princess parrotfish

AkumalQueenAngelT

Queen angelfish

AkumalQueenTriggerfish#5'01T

Queen triggerfish

AkumalRedBandParrotfish

Redband parrotfish

AkumalRockBeautiesT

Rock beauty

AkumalScrawledFilefishT

Scrawled filefish

AkumalSharpnosePuffer copy

Sharpnose puffer

AkumalSoc.Feath.Dust#23'01

Social feather duster

AkumalSpongeCoralBits#29'01

Barrel sponge and finger coral

AkumalSpotfinBlueAngel#8'03

Spotfin butterflyfish (left) and blue angelfish

AkumalStoplightParrotfishMountainousStarCoral

Stoplight parrotfish and mountainous star coral

AkumalTallBrainCoral#8'01

Tall brain coral

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Left to right: Bluestriped grunt, black-barred soldierfish and porkfish

AkumalTwoPorkfishV.2T

Porkfish

AkumalWhiteMargates#20'01T

This and below: White margates

AkumalWhiteMargatesElkhornCoral#2'01T

AkumalWhitespottedFilefishOrangePhase

White-spotted filefish

AkumalWrassesEtcT

Blue-headed wrasse

AkumalXmasTreeBrainCoral#34'01T

Brain coral and Christmas tree feather duster

AkumalYellowtail#22'01

Yellowtail snapper

CenoteDosOjos#27'01T

This and below: Cenote Dos Ojos

CenoteDosOjos#30'01T

CenoteTajMahal#10'01

This and three below: Cenote Taj Mahal

CenoteTajMahal#12'01CenoteTajMahal#13'01CenoteTajMahal#28'01T

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447 I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id12449222822. 2. Coyote Buttes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201 3. Four Cornered, the Land: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered/id1384038899 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 5. Rio Marañon: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 6. Rio Grande: https://books.apple.com/us/book/rio-grande-new-mexico/id1469126321
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