Scuba Dive in Banco Chinchorro Reef
Banco Chinchorro is part of the Sistema Arrecifal Mesoamericano, or SAM (Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System), that runs more than 700 miles along the coast. Because of its cultural significance, rich biodiversity, and variety of ecosystems, it was designated as a Biosphere Reserve and RAMSAR site to protect the wetlands, birdlife, and marine species that inhabit it. Plus, it also shelters archeological treasures that are a result of the 500 years of navigation in the area. The relics in its depths include merchant sailing ships and warships. If you’d like, you can scuba dive or snorkel through some of the shipwrecks where you will see multicolored fish and corals.
Banco Chinchorro, Quintana Roo, MéxicoSee map