So all this talk about the fines levied for damaging the reef - might be good to publish where it is appropriate the cross the reef.
My understanding and experience tells me that the main town channel roughly located out from Belize Yacht Club is the largest (and marked) channel we have. I added the location to WikiMapia that I *think* it is. Can someone check my work?http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=17.9066714&lon=-87.959547&z=15&l=0&m=a&v=2
Here is what I wrote, just to put something up. Someone have something more official, be my guest:
Foreign and large (65ft/20m) vessels should enter San Pedro waters through this channel. It is discouraged for any boat or captain without significant local knowledge to cross the reef anywhere else. Running aground causes major damage to the reef and coral ecosystem and heavy fines have been levied against vessels which have damaged the reef. Vessels exceeding 100ft/30m in length should radio ahead (VHF 16) and request local assistance if unfamiliar with these channels.