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Port closed

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by kentmorrdave, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:58 AM.

  1. kentmorrdave

    kentmorrdave Solo Diver

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    There is hope it will reopen later this morning. Doesn't seem to be as windy as yesterday. Friday January 11
     
  2. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As of 7:20AM CST it appears to be open. I see small boats on the El Presidente webcam.
     
  3. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

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  4. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel, MX
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  5. Kicker1866

    Kicker1866 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Port closures always leave me confused. I dive the northern Gulf of Mexico and it is never flat. The best you can hope for is a 1-2 roll, but 3-5 is more often the case. Makes riding the ladder a little more interesting, but still not something that can't be done. Dunno....I am sure there is a reason that I am overlooking, but I think I can count only once when the waves were such that I woulda scratched my dives.
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    I wondered about that on my first trip to Coz and found the "port closed" on the first morning, me asking what that meant exactly, then wondering why. I looked at the waves with a couple of guys from Oregon and asked them if it's ever that good at home when they dive? The worst I'd dive in previously was in 8-12s in Key Largo, which we shouldn't have, but those little waves I saw that day in Coz looked easy enough.

    But then many of the dive boats in Coz are little pangas. Sometimes they close it only to small boats, but then there is the language barrier with some crew members in trying to explain to divers how to board in rough seas. And sometimes the harbor master closing it for no apparent reason and risks the anger of the dive ops.
     

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