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Possible southern reef closure

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

  1. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    For every two that say they’ll dive elsewhere, Four new divers will visit Coz....it just won’t matter....
     
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  2. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    I wonder if Acapulco once said that.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm sure the net impact will be harmful. Many dive shops lead group trips to Coz, even tho that's silly as easy as it is to plan a Coz trip, but a lot of those will be looking elsewhere for ideas. Of course, it's going to hurt the locals a lot more than it does those who decide.
     
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  4. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nah. The Sargassum issue is what could bring COZ to its knees....not the closure of a few sites.
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It causes some disinterest, but Cozumel's west side is being hurt less than many other destinations in the Caribbean, much less than the peninsula/mainland of the Yucatan.
     
  6. horn34

    horn34 Barracuda

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    Anyone have the official word on snorkeling in the closure areas? The social media info is all over the place, from "no snorkeling allowed" to "snorkeling only allowed up to 30m from shore"
     
  7. Dave Dillehay

    Dave Dillehay Dive Shop

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    I suspect that the National park has authority from the shoreline.

    Dave Dillehay
     
  8. horn34

    horn34 Barracuda

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    The last word from a TA review of Punta Sur park is that they aren't letting people get in the water.
     
  9. Brules

    Brules Loggerhead Turtle

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    I couldnt agree more.

    Want to have an impact on bettering the reef? OUTLAW SWIM THROUGHS. Done. We just made a major positive change to the reef!!!!!! 100x more effective than this temporary bandaid.
     
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  10. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

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    Is the money bar inside the park boundary? Lots of people snorkel there
     

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