The vital element of our planet is water since it gives life to thousands of species in the world, it is impressive what the waters of the seas have to offer us: the reefs are a great example of this.
Throughout the world there is a large proportion of coral reefs that enchant more than one, a vast world within the sea is housed in these divine reefs, species of all sizes and colors are housed there to live “under the sea”, even there are species that only explorers who go down to great depths have seen.
Coral reefs are classified as the most amazing structures built in a natural way, these beautiful reefs that at first glance look “soft” are a deposit of coral and algae accumulated over the years, they are so fragile that they require protection to prevent their destruction.
In addition to being beautiful and giving us a picturesque panorama when we snorkel, reefs are the refuge of a large number of underwater organisms of all sizes, there they find food and protect themselves from predators.
Three largest reefs in the world
The world has a great variety of areas with reefs, but there are only three around the world that are the most impressive, if you visit these three places do not hesitate to snorkel and get to know these reefs up close.
Great Barrier Reef
This reef is located off the coast of Queensland in Australia, it has a territory of approximately two thousand kilometers long, so it can be entered from eight different points, it is considered a world heritage site by the UNESCO and it is perfect for water activities.
Arrecifes de México National Park
Mexico has several National Reef Parks: Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún, Punta Nizuc and Arrecifes de Cozumel.
Within these parks you will find all the reef barrier called “Great Belt of Reefs of the Western Atlantic” is considered the second largest in the world and this section of the barrier, located in front of Puerto Morelos, extends north to the border with the Costa Occidental National Park of Women Island, Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, and 40 km to the southeast is the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park.
The Mexican Caribbean It is part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, which extends through Belize, Guatemala and Honduras reaching a total length of 1,000 km If you visit the Mexican Caribbean you must know the reefs, snorkel with Aquaworld and marvel at the beauty of the reefs, the colorful fish, starfish and all the species that inhabit these beautiful reefs.
Located in the Indian Ocean, to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, the ideal conditions are presented for the coral reef to develop, this reef, like those found around the world, is the natural paradise of thousands of species.
This area is protected by the Thai authorities due to the wear and tear and high temperatures that these waters have reached.