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El Nortes this week

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by GirlonFire, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
    4,517
    5,467
    Other than the last year I normally make it down monthly. I have seen El Norte's as early as October and as late as May, its a crap shoot. Some years none others lots. I have had a great time diving every month of the year but in particular the nicest weather has typically been in November. This year I think November set the all time record for El Norte's with I think (??) near 12. Eight were from a single freak hurricane pattern that stalled due to multiple blocking highs. You really cant plan on the weather. The week when I got back from my November trip I had to bid 2021's vacation, I bid a couple weeks off in November and December and plan on being on the island with no regrets.
     
  2. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
    4,517
    5,467
    The surgical nurse was joking that the staff were thinking of selling ladders at the hospital gift shop to kick up the Xmas bonus.
     
  3. Kimela

    Kimela Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Missouri
    1,715
    2,531
    Oh my ... :giggle:
     
  4. arew+4

    arew+4 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pa
    980
    1,128
    So now it's Nortes all winter, and Sargassum all summer:(:mad:
     
  5. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    3,876
    2,755
    And great Tequila and restaurants along with awesome reefs...lets try to keep all the good a secret;-)
     
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  6. cozcharlie

    cozcharlie Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cozumel, MX and Houston TX area
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    625
    We are of similar minds on this. I like to think Nortes are why God created Tequila and the East Side .....
     
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  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,620
    5,670
    Why not just go to Windguru Cozumel instead of trying to outguess the experts. Windguru - Mexico - Cozumel They know better than we do for how Galveston northers may or may not make it to the island.

    The only risk I see is tomorrow and maybe Wednesday wind gusts to 23 knots from the northeast might shift westerly and line up with the angle of the channel, but hopefully not.
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    It's a crapshoot, but the best time to see Eagle Rays.
     
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  8. Moray

    Moray Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Here
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    39
    What wind speed in Cozumel will shut the port down ?
     
  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,620
    5,670
    That depends on the direction. Since the channel runs from north northeast to south southwest, winds out of the east are blocked from having much effect. If the winds come out of the north northeast, north, or northwest, then a 20-knot wind can create hazardous conditions for small pangas and divers. It also depends on the harbor master's mood.

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  10. Moray

    Moray Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Here
    178
    39
    Thank you
     
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