American Crocodiles | Banco Chinchorro
PROBABILITY OF ENCOUNTER
The tarpon congregation occurs in several areas of the coral reef near Xcalak. The tarpon congregate primarily in a dive site called “La Poza” which is a natural made canyon where the tarpon wait against the current for small fish the prey on. It is not uncommon to see over 30 tarpon at the same time. In the Poza one can also encounter congregations of big eyed jacks, large snappers and eagle rays.
Only extreme weather could cancel this dive as it is very close to the dive shop. Although tarpon are not pelagic animals their sheer size and congregation make it an awesome big fish encounter and totally worth it if you are going to visit Chinchorro on the way.
XTC Dive Center contact Javier Salas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chetumal (CTM), Cancun (CUN)
Xalak (XTC Dive Center has rooms available)
Rent a car in Cancun or Chetumal airport and drive to Xcalak. From Chetumal, Xcalak is about 2 hours. From Cancun, Xcalak is about 5 hours. Roads are accesible no need for 4WD.