Mixon Hole

Suitable for all, Reef, Scenic, Deep, Progression Dive, Snorkel/Basic Freediving, Level 1 Freediving

Just a short RHIB ride from East Beach the Mixon Hole is considered the signature scenic dive for the area. Comprising of a reef on the top at about 6m (depending on tide) a blue clay cliff drops down to 20-24m providing a unique experience.

Just a mile from Selsey Lifeboat Station the position can be seen from the shore. It is marked by a South Cardinal Buoy which replaced the old Cormorant Resting Place / Marker Pole in 2015.

The Mixon Hole lies at the Eastern end of the Looe Channel. With its North Wall forming part of the Selsey Bill and Hounds Marine Conservation Zone. The Looe Channel connects the Solent to the Eastern Channel and currents can be significant. We therefore only dive this site on Neap tides.

We like to drop you just in front of the Cardinal Marker in a depth of 5-6m; a short swim South / South East brings you to the cliff edge. The snorkellers and freediving will spend time exploring  this shallow area on top which has luxuriant marine growth and life.

Divers can follow the blue clay cliff as it drops vertically to a gravel bottom - there are occasional crabs and lobsters where boulders are dotted into the clay.  These spherical balls (rumoured to be from Roman catapults) dot one area of the bottom which is usually a good place to see Cat-Sharks, Smoothhounds and Rays.

Check out this video by Peter Cox, GOMB Productions to see the Mixon at its best

Divers are asked to deploy SMBS at 10m on ascent and the SMB should be present at all times whilst on the 5-6m ledge

The Mixon Hole is suitable for those qualified to 30m with some experience of similar UK Diving. 


Dives at The Mixon Hole

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Date Time Location Notes Depth Taken Available Price Book
July 8, 2022 10:00 Mixon Hole

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July 10, 2022 12:15 Mixon Hole 27 5 3 30
July 22, 2022 10:30 Mixon Hole 27 0 8 30
August 7, 2022 10:45 Mixon Hole 27 0 8 30
August 19, 2022 09:00 Mixon Hole

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27 8 0 30
September 18, 2022 09:00 Mixon Hole 27 1 7 30
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