Twenty four mooring buoys have been placed in the Mexico Rocks area just north of San Pedro Town in efforts to prevent people from anchoring near the delicate coral reef of the popular diving site.
The project was made possible through the efforts of The San Pedro Tour Guide Association (SPTGA) that received a grant provided by the Coral Reef Alliance and funding from private investor Mr. Don Listwin. The SPTGA matched the grant by providing the labor needed to make the anchors, assembling the buoys and anchoring them on site.
Special thanks to the San Pedro Tour Guide Association, Hol Chan Marine Reserve staff, Coral Reef Alliance and Mr. Don Listwin. The project cost $20,000 with six mooring buoys placed outside the reef and 18 placed inside.