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Port closure

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by flyboy08, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, if you've got the solution, spearhead it yourself and make it happen; I won't stand in your way. Posting what "we oughta do" on an internet forum doesn't accomplish anything.
     
  2. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Travel when you can. Make the best of your situation. Be grateful. Have fun!

    I was just there for 22 days. Of the 20 days I wasn’t traveling, the port was closed for 7. On one day I worked on skills in a pool. One day I went to the east side. On four days I did shore dives totaling 11 hours. On one day I visited with friends. In total I did 30 dives with 39 hours of bottom time not counting the pool work. It was the best trip of all time.

    The holidays are the most busy time of the year and also the most likely to have nortes. If fewer people come during that time because of port closings then that is fine for me but it really shouldn’t be a limit to fun. Expectations can limit our ability to be joyful.
     
  3. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Nassau Grouper

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    I only had 5 dive days allotted and was skunked out of three. For two days, I went over to Playa and dove cenotes which I loved. So I made the best of the situation.
    But I don't think 7 dives gave me a enough of a taste of Cozumel diving.
     
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  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I didn't think that was allowed during port closures? That's what I told this guy...
     
  5. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    shhh
     
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  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ok, so you carefully got away with illegal dives, and my reply to the other fellow was correct. Okee dokee.
     
  7. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

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    When the port is closed, anyone renting tanks for shore dives can risk very hefty fines.
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Some on FB were discussing closures, and one mentioned the notice on your site saying it's closed. I guess that is an out of date notice left up?

    Monday & Tuesday look bad.
     
  9. Alan P

    Alan P Nassau Grouper

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    Next Monday is a maybe and Tuesday looks like a no go and Wednesday is a maybe. That's okay I already have 10 dives in.
     
  10. Zman96

    Zman96 Manta Ray

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    Christi had stated on Facebook and on here, as well as the disclaimer on her site, that it is not meant to be a real time update and it is done as a courtesy.
     

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