American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)
lizard-shaped with a long, muscular tail and four short legs that have five toes on the front feet and four on the back feet
The town of Xcalak, the southernmost on the Mexican Caribbean coastline, was our starting point for the journey to the Chinchorro Banks approximately 40 km offshore.
Xcalak is located within the Xcalak Reef National Marine Park, a Federal Marine Park with strict environmental regulations, both in the water and out.
Banco Chinchorro is approximately 40.2 kilometres long, and approximately 16 kilometres wide at its widest point. It covers an area of 800 square kilometres. The atoll has three islands, with an aggregate land area of 6.7 square kilometres.
The highlight of the visit was the opportunity to snorkel with American Crocodiles.