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Bag drag question

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by scuba5150, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    I don't think they tag dive gear for some reason.
     
  2. dberry

    dberry Hydrophilic ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They didn't ask and I was given tags for each of the 6 ferry rides over the course of 9 days (including Isla Mujeres). The drag from the street where taxi's drop you to the actual ferry is quite bumpy and longer than we expected, but not that big a deal.
     
  3. scuba5150

    scuba5150 Nassau Grouper

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    Ahhh - good point. Wouldn't have thought of that. Thanks!
     
  4. horn34

    horn34 Barracuda

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    Hiring a luggage porter from the Playa ferry cab dropoff area is $5 and I highly recommend doing so if you have more than a a couple of small bags. Dragging bags/yourself means you have to weave through crowds, take everything up the escalator, stand in line, run everything through the "x-ray machine", then drag them to the ferry. It's a long, bumpy and unpleasant experience.

    Using a luggage porter allows you to avoid the drag, the escalator and the lines, plus you can get a free ride if there's enough room in the cart.
     
  5. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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    How about hitch hiking? That might be cheapest :D
     
  6. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

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    Going to the ferry dock is all down hill. There is a sidewalk that cuts diagonally through the square, helps to avoid some of the crowds.
    Nothing like sitting in the bus station after you have dragged your bags up hill during the heat of the day. The porters should charge more going uphill,:)
     
  7. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We've only been to Coz once (last year). When looking for tickets, we decided to pay the extra $ and just fly right into Coz due to whatever the hassle would be. Is it much of a savings after paying for the ferry both way, shuttle from airport to ferry and back twice, etc? How long does it take?
     
  8. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    This has been beaten to death. Total time is about 3 hours plus or minus a quarter hour. Savings can be more than $200 per ticket, usually at least $150. Bus/ferry/porter RT is about $50. There is very little actual "bag dragging". Some consider it a big hassle, some view it as part of the fun. We usually grab a few beers as we exit the airport to enjoy on the bus as we gaze out the windows, then a few more at the ferry to enjoy on top deck with a sea breeze and great view of the ocean.
     
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  9. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    And another thing, at least from Houston, is we have a choice of several airlines each flying a half dozen flights per day every day to CUN versus one airline flying one or two flights on Saturdays only to CZM. Maybe Southwest will change the game. But the extra flight flexibility has saved our bacon once already when we missed the baggage checkin time by two minutes departing from Houston. They put us on the next flight 90 minutes later, no big deal. If we had been flying into CZM it would have been a bigger deal. And with the additional flights, we can depart to CUN at 9am and be at our Cozumel hotel before the flight to CZM lands so no missed vacay time.
     
  10. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Saving $100 for 6 hours of meandering around, I'll pass :) Plus getting everything in sync to make my flight out without sitting at the airport for 4 hours. It was pretty slick flying into COZ and driving 5 minutes into town (maybe 10). Almost forgot, it was HOT when we went. Walking all around and waiting in the heat. LOL.
     

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