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

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    The last I saw one, it was a paper wrist band with sticky ends you could wear on your arm, BC, or whatever. I don't remember getting one for years, or several trips. I guess the dive Ops I've used were all fully licensed, obey all requirements, and all - but I consider that island business. There is plenty of money to pay for enforcement if they want.
  2. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    on your arm, how does such a thing survive a wetsuit coming on and off?
  3. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sask. Canada/Cozumel, MX
    It gets a bit wrinkled but they are remarkably tough. I have to cut mine off at the end of each dive day. You are supposed to get a new one for each dive trip.
  4. El Graduado

    El Graduado Manta Ray

    I was under the impression that one needed to file a "freedom of information act" request (Solicitude de Documentos por Ley de Transparencia) to see the CONAP budget and how much they have available to spend on reef park enforcement. Since I have not done that and I guess you have, Don, would you care to share that info with us? Just as an aside, the park covers 47 square miles, or 30,000 acres.
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  5. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    They are the same material of the wristbands Casa Mexicana uses. Close to indestructible. My Casa wristband lasted my entire visit without needing to be replaced.
  6. Pelagicsal

    Pelagicsal Dedicated Dive Bum

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: A half-mile norte del Centro, Cozumel, Mx.
    149B0554-4AE3-484A-A66B-9687CEA20187.jpeg I get a wristband every day in which I dive in the marine park. I feel guilty every time because I should have gotten my card long ago!
    This is what they look like now.
    Marg, if you grab the loose end beneath the band and pull, the perforations rip loose pretty easily. But only from that bottom loose end...

    Maybe I will go sign up for my card now and stop my part of the trash these near-indestructible bracelets make.
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  7. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DFW, TX
    That just shows how little enforcement there is. Much of the time ths boats I have been on the DM just forgets to pass them out. I would bet if they were checked once in a while they would not forget.
  8. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
    @Christi mentioned earlier that there's more to the wrist bands than what we see - some kind of accounting going on behind the scenes - maybe it's not as big of a deal than we think when people aren't given the wrist bands.

    I have the park app on my phone and pay yearly so technically I don't think I need a wrist band but don't matter to me - depends on the boat and DM.
  9. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Christi mentioned they buy them (to replace what has been used) as needed. I think the dive ops refrain from using them to refrain from buying them. It would appear like it's money in their pockets if they don't use them. I could care less, either way. I just like to point out to dive ops that are critical of others that they might not be completely towing the line.
  10. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel & Pennsylvania
    Remind me of the requirements? I was gonna get them, but didnt get around to it and now I forget....

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