Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Snorkel or Dive Hol Chan's Mexico Rocks

Mexico Rocks in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Mexico Rocks is a shallow patch reef complex located off the northern tip of Ambergris Caye, on  the Belizean Barrier Reef. The site is inside the Hol Chan Marine Reserve areas and consists of approximately 100 Holocene patch reefs and is composed predominantly of boulder corals (Montastraea annularis). The reef has accumulated in shallow (about 2.5 to 5 meters) water over the last 420 years. The Montastraea annularis patch corals that dominate here are unique to Ambergris Caye's Northern Lagoon and a rare occurrence in Belize.  It is seen as an important addition to the caye's ecotourism attractions, being a popular snorkeling and shallow dive destination. The area is known for conch, banded shrimp, arrow crab, flounders, stingray, yellow tail snappers, an assortment of butterfly fish, angelfish and friendly turtles.
We have daily snorkeling and dive trips to Mexico Rocks. Costs  for snorkeling 55.usd. SCUBA is 65.usd. Departures at 9:am and 2: pm daily. (Park Fee is 11.usd.) Night Dive 80.usd.

 Mexico Rocks is only 15-20 feet deep but packed with marine life. A carefree dive with out time limits or depth concerns. Good for Photographers, students and those who need refreshing. No trace of ship wrecks mentioned on the net, probably rotted and washed away decades ago. There is a cave entrance but currently Tour Operators are only visiting the entrance without cave penetration. The Mexico Rocks Cave has been named 'Shark Hole' and is the daylight sleeping sanctuary for number of Spiny Lobster and Sharks. .

Night Snorkel Mexico Rocks 

An unforgetiable Adventure for all ages.

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1 comment:

Elbert Greer said...

from Trip Adviser
“Mexico Rocks snorkelling trip, best in the area!”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago NEW
Big thanks to Buzz & crew for by far the best snorkelling experience at Ambergris Caye. Ho Chan channel & Caulker just a frenzy of boats, people and thrashing sea creatures due to the nonsense of chucking feed into the water - really NOT a pleasant experience. The White Sands team took us from our fantastic Hotel Matachica, just 10 mins north inside the reef by boat to Mexico Rocks, and then led us through a fabulous couple of snorkelling swims lasting more than an hour with almost personal tuition and guidance in the water - our group was only 4 people + guide! Very close to turtles, rays, sharks, lion fish, & a myriad of brilliantly coloured reef fish across a huge range of species. Just a fantastic experience and one we will remember forever.
Cost $US72 per head well worth it.
All credit to Buzz & the guys, thanks again, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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