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Licensed Dive Boats

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Snoweman, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

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    @Christi Published this link over a year ago. Given the latest events, I thought it might be prudent to repost the list. Steve from 3P's made a post on Facebook about the southern closure and stated that there are over 100 illegal operators in the park. This sounds like a lot to me, but I'm not going to refute it. I think all visitors should check out the link before booking with any dive shop, and make sure they are a legit operator. This site states the list is updated as of September 9, 2019.

    Embarcaciones autorizadas dentro del Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel

    One question: The last column is "trip". Is that the amount of trips the boat is allowed to make per day, in and out of the marina?
     
  2. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Tripulacion = crew
     
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  3. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    So if they can’t enforce the legal boat law how do they plan to enforce the closure? (Retorical question)
     
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  4. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, it's hard to tell from a distance if a boat is licensed, but if no boats at all are supposed to be there, they are easy to spot.
     
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  5. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    I would think the name of the boat would be sufficient, alone with a list of licensed boats. Doesn’t really sound too complicated if one truly wants to enforce the rule.

    Other dive boats could easily radio report active offenders. Empounding a few boats should get their attention.
     
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  6. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You would think, but you would be wrong. It wasn't that long ago that someone rented someone the name of a licenced permitted boat so it could dive in the park. Just paint the name one it...

    That boat isn't, er, around anymore...
     
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  7. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The enforcement official would have to be close enough to ID the boat and cross reference the list. Other dive boats would have to do the same thing, and it's not their job. When there are lots of boats out there's a lot to keep track of; the illegals hide in the crowd. I never said it was impossible, just a lot harder than seeing a boat, any boat, where no boats are supposed to be. I don't think a deficiency in enforcing the one rule means that they cannot enforce the other.
     
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  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bottom of channel is all the gear that didn't float. Taking a glass bottom boat on a crossing was dumb.
     
  9. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Location: North Carolina
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    Ok I stand corrected.
     
  10. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The glass was covered. Not well apparently but covered...
     

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