Day 7: Mexico Rocks, Cave,
and Night Snorkel
Today was the first stormy day we’ve had yet, but that
definitely didn’t slow us down. Our first destination was Mexico Rocks,
where we saw sea anemones, tons of stingrays, sea turtles and sharks!
We also visited the 22 foot deep Cave! It started twelve feet down, so
we snorkeled out to it, then dove down to take a look inside. Our last
stop was at Tres Cocos, where each group took a different color glow
stick out to mark their coral head for the night snorkel. We took notes
of the sea life at our coral head in the daytime and then ventured
back out to see how things had changed when the sun went down. The
adrenaline was pumping as we all jumped out into the pitch-black ocean.
Black spiny sea urchins, huge crabs, lobsters, and squids were just a
few finds in the ocean’s busy nightlife.
By Taylor Paul