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Possible southern reef closure

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by gopbroek, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    Think of it like this. You'll have a really good reason to bring her back when they re-open those southern reefs.
  2. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    You live in NJ?
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  3. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    Ew. I don't think I'm getting into the water at any more beach surface intervals. Let's just rock gently at sea for an hour.
    flyboy08 likes this.
  4. formernuke

    formernuke Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New England
    I'm still wondering compared to other warm water destinations, is it worthwhile to book at trip with the closers?
  5. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
    The palancar pier just south of Playa Palancar is the no go zone
    Trailboss123 likes this.
  6. KDAD

    KDAD Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Northern New Jersey
    I do. Northern NJ. The beach club where the sewage was seen was in Cozumel this past August. One of the ones near Palancar with the floating bouncy rides in the water.
  7. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Gawd.... Crap like this pisses me off. Yes..., most of it is probably correct. BUT! When the narrator says that the trash problem can easily be taken care of with "water,heat and pressure, does as the earth does" is a bunch of BS. The heat is burning the waste. The pressure is turning the water into steam. What is not mentioned is that many plastics and wastes don't burn efficiently and create even bigger biohazards. Let's not suggest a "solve all" idea that doesn't address the downsides.
    Dave Dillehay likes this.
  8. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
    OK - I think we should plan a week long diving excursion covering Isolte to Palancar - Dave ain't in town and Memo's in Mexico City, all we have to do is feed Gato and he'll take us anywhere, heck we can probably do a live aboard on the one boat.

    Contact your favorite dive shops, those that live here and those that will be here the first week of October - let's dive and document the reefs they are closing, do it again when they re open - see what really changed.

    For as much as I hope there is some kind of change in the outcome, I didn't get that sense at the meeting today. I seen smiles and nods when other problems were brought up but that's it... and some problems weren't even brought up due to what I was told was pressure - outsiders will never understand the complete inner workings.....

    In the mean time, while it seems that those that can are trying something, those of us that can't - let's just go diving!!!
    macado and Johnoly like this.
  9. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
    This is why I don't buy lottery tickets. We are arriving on the 5th and are planning our first boat dive on the 7th.

    This is going to be awfully strange to the fishes who are used to seeing many divers every day and then, suddenly, nothing.
  10. RTC'83

    RTC'83 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: North Texas
    What a mess. Sadly it’s all about the almighty Dollar. I believe that at one point, a dive shop owner and member of the local dive and sports shops, mentioned that they were not consulted. Very disappointed that this group, was not given the opportunity to contribute information before they drafted the mandate.
    Based on those facts, I am convince that to the powers to be, don’t give a dam. It’s just a dog and pony show, again the almighty dollar that ends up in the pockets of the powers to be, rules.
    Bye Mexico, Hello Belize, Bahamas ...........
    ChuckP likes this.

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