Abundant, Schooling Reef Fish

Snappers are a popular food fish commonly seen trolling coral reefs and a favorite sighting amongst scuba divers. These colorful, large marine fish include around 113 species within the Lutjanidae family. On menus throughout tropical destinations like the Caribbean, you can find the most popular snapper, the red snapper. The largest snapper, the cubera snapper, grows up to 1.52 m (5 ft) in length.

You can go diving with snappers all over the world in the ocean’s tropical and subtropical regions. These carnivores are usually found in abundance, staying in medium to large-sized schools near coral reefs. They are easily recognizable by their elongated bodies, large mouths, and forked tails growing to an average size of 60-90 cm (2-3 ft). Explore the map below to see where you can go diving with snappers.