Scuba Diving in Cozumel and Spotted Eagle Rays

Spotted eagle rays, Aetobatus narinari, are a cartilaginous fish of the eagle ray family, Myliobatidae. They live in tropical waters around the world (including both sides of the American continents).

A group of spotted eagle rays, manta rays, stingrays, devil rays or any other ray is a fever of rays – though admittedly when I see them gliding this gracefully in formation, I like to thinking of them as a squadron.

I do frequently get asked by people interested in scuba diving in Cozumel when the best time of year is to see spotted eagle rays. We usually see the most eagle rays in Cozumel between January and March. Of course, there are the few that arrive early or stay late and we do see them on occasion throughout the year. While they are usually solitary creatures, during “cozumel eagle ray season” I have seen fevers of spotted eagle rays as large as 20 to 25 animals and Luis has said that he’s seen even large groups!

Scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico with spotted eagle rays is absolutely amazing! We have videos, facts and information about Cozumel's eagle ray season here…

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