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Cozumel makes "No" List for 2020

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by WetInPortland, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I do not believe that divers are responsible for the White Blight. I have been diving Cozumel for more than 25 years and there have always been lots of divers on the reefs, but this is a very recent development. May before last it wasn't there and last May it was everywhere.
     
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  2. KapitanSparrow

    KapitanSparrow Regular of the Pub

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    It seems like the ban on diving was more of a publicity stunt than anything else. If they really wanted to address the issue they would look at limiting cruise ships and resorts. I am pretty sure divers are more environmentally conscious than snorkeling and party boat crowds.
     
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  3. Dave Dillehay

    Dave Dillehay Dive Shop

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    Really now…if you lost all of the brain corals, and fire coral (good riddance) Would that ruin Cozumel diving? Get a grip y'all. Nature will survive—just keep the Lion Fish under control, as we have.

    Dave Dillehay
    Aldora Divers
     
  4. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I just spoke to a couple that returned from two weeks in Cozumel. They will not be back soon.
    Yeah Dave. Who needs all that coral anyway? Stuff is way overrated.
     
  5. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Brain and fire coral isn't all that is there, and there's nothing we, as divers, can do about what is happening to them. We aren't the cause of it and we won't be the cure. I plan to keep going to Cozumel and enjoy it while I'm still here and it's still there.
     
  6. catskill diver

    catskill diver Nassau Grouper

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    Just back from Coz yesterday
    20 dives in 2 weeks, still some of the best drifts and reefs in the Caribbean.

    countless turtles including helping with the conservation on some of the last nests of the season
    Tons of life. Rays, Sharks, octopus, flying Gunards, and many more of the usual suspects.

    In comparison to others in the reign, VERY little trash and hardly any lion fish.
    A few too many divers for my liking with the southern closures. A few locals I spoke to said the reef resting is more about development going on in the southern area than anything else.

    If that’s true it would truly suck.
     
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  7. Brules

    Brules Loggerhead Turtle

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    Funny how white plague started in FL which is Pod People Ship central.........and is now in Cozumel, which is packed full of the damn things..........vomiting people and their waste.

    And yet people want to blame the divers.

    Cruise ships would be where I looked first. It wouldnt be the first thing spread by ships..........but we all know nothing will happen with the cruise ships. Ever. They grease way to many pockets for anything to ever go against them in Cozumel. :(

    Secondly I would look at local waste disposal/wells and run off. This is a bacteria killing corals, which is caused by other bacteria. Look for the biggest sources of it and start there!
     
  8. Lewis88

    Lewis88 Nassau Grouper

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    This is probably one of the worst takes I've ever heard, and from a dive shop employee. smh.
     
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  9. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Fixed for you.

    The truth is that most divers cannot tell the difference between Favia, Trachyphillia or Pseudodiploria. Heck, I doubt that many could even ID Millepora accurately.
     
  10. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    @catskill diver What Coz area/sites did you dive?
     

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