In spite of recent hurricanes, and the emergence of hundreds of visitors to Mexico each year, divers are still able to find tranquility and teaming fish life on their dives.
Just a mile away from Xcalak, Mexico, on the southern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula lies a coral-lined canyon which is is part of a marine sanctuary implemented about two years ago for the lands and nearshore waters of Xcalak. Xcalak is a Mayan word that means ”two together,” named for two natural cuts through the barrier reef.
Xcalak’s marine sanctuary runs 18 miles north and seven miles south to the Belize border, where it adjoins that country’s existing reserve. Commercial fishing is prohibited, and only locals can freedive for lobster and conch. The result is peaceful, pristine diving.
Read more on this fantastic location in this link in the, where Miami Herald Outdoors writer Susan Cocking writes the story.
Photo by Steve Dramstad, American born local dive instructor at Xcalak.