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Possible southern reef closure

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

  1. Cert1967

    Cert1967 Let's Go Skiing

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    Chicago - Deep Tunnel ?

    TARP

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  2. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Here in the keys it was said that fish might of been spreading it from coral to coral
     
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  3. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That certainly seems more reasonable to me than spreading by divers handling coral.
     
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  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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  5. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Oh the Marine Park quoted a study that the average Coz diver kicked the reef some ridiculous amount of times saying there were like 30K kicks to the reef per day....
     
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  6. Brodydog

    Brodydog Barracuda

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    That might very well be true at Paradise where more beginners are likely to be, but most divers at the sites being closed would be more than just beginners and “most” would not be kicking the reef around. Try again Marine Park people.
     
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  7. GameChanger

    GameChanger Professional Photographer

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    I was on a Coz dive trip recently where a complete azzwipe was grabbing on to coral, kicking funnel coral and even pushing his fellow divers out of the way just to get a crappy GoPro video. The DM gave him a warning and the guy just kept at it. He even tried to push my teenage son out of the way while he was taking a photo of an eel. I grabbed the moron by his fin and I signaled to him to back-off. He gave me a shrug and kept on going. When we got back to the boat, the DM launched on the idiot and told him he was done diving with them. I did not see the idiot for the rest of our trip. Props to the DM.
     
  8. CajunDiva

    CajunDiva Loggerhead Turtle

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    ...and let's sacrifice the good will of those who discovered the incredible reefs of Cozumel in the first place. Those who care most about the quality of those reefs. Those who would do more than anyone to save those reefs. The scuba divers...
     
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  9. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And take the food of the tables of the hard working people that have been taking people out to see the reefs.

    You know... Cuz we have to do something.
     
  10. CajunDiva

    CajunDiva Loggerhead Turtle

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    Amen, brother. But you know...those cruise ships need more piers, so let's sacrifice what started the whole tourism thing on the island in the first place. Forget those water sports people who pay a handsome sum for permits for each butt in a seat on a boat.
     
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