Buceo y Fotógrafo en Mexico
Ramón Bravo, one of Mexico's most famous divers, is
possibly best known for photographing Tiger Sharks sleeping on
the ocean floor off Isla Mujeres (Island Women). Isla Mujeres is
off the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean north of Cancun. The
Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and Jacques Cousteau
visited the area to study the sleeping tigers, a phenomena
thought to be caused by underwater freshwater rivers from the
Yucatan. It is believed the tiger sharks use the fresh water to
cleanse their bodies. Cousteau spent several weeks there to
study the sharks and the migration of lobsters.
Ramón Bravo established the headquarters for undersea
explorations in the area near Akumal. Above is a tribute to
Ramón, En Memoria de Ramón Bravo (1925 - 1998).
Above left Ramón Bravo sports one of his catches. Above
right he meets with Jacques Ives Cousteau (right) who brought
the Calypso to Isla Mujeres.