Grecian Rocks

Fast Facts:

Average Rating: 4.1429

Average Depth: 10 ft.

Max Depth: 25 ft.

History:

About 3/4 of a mile south-southwest of the Christ of the Deep

lay Grecian Rocks. Mooring Buoys marked with a, “G” outline

this shallow reef which is a prime location for snorkeling. The

4 to 6 foot depth in many areas draws snorkelers looking to experience strands of elkhorn coral and large amounts of tropical fish. The entire area ranges in depth from 4 to 25 feet. 75 feet south lies an old Spanish cannon that was placed there several years ago. The reef itself is half a mile long and during low tide, part of the area is awash. Many of the fish as well as queen conch in this area can be seen on the white sand plateau that joins the reef. There is a beautiful cluster of star coral on the shoreward side of the reef.

The reef also contains a Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA) which is .3 square nautical miles. Due to the shallow nature of this area, many have been seen coming in contact with the coral and causing harm. It is important to remember that pelagic life is fragile and the diver is merely a visitor to the area.

floridakeys.noaa.gov/mbuoy/maps/grecian_buoys.html

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