Large patrollers of the reef

Large-mouthed, heavy-bodied groupers consist of several marine fish species from the family Serranidae, mainly from the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca. You can go diving with various grouper species throughout the world’s oceans. They live in warm, tropical waters and like to patrol around reefs and shipwrecks.

One of the most famous groupers is the goliath grouper commonly found in the Caribbean Sea, which can grow up to 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) long and weigh 455 kg (1,000 lbs). Although most grouper do not grow this big, they are considered larger marine fish. Though most grouper are a dull brown or green, many species have bright, bold colored patterns, especially during their juvenile years. Explore the dive site below to see where you can go diving with grouper.