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Possible southern reef closure

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

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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  2. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
    Isla Mujeres is way up by Cancun and purely from the location given of the other two, it's fishermen.

    You want to learn something interesting and maybe gain a bit of respect for that fresh seafood that you eat - go down by the people ferry 6:30 or so in the morning - watch what those guys load in the boats, the equipment and the boats themselves. Talk to them about how they work - I think you'd be shocked and maybe have a better understanding on how this guys get misplaced for a bit.

    Some of the boat captains and mates have a background in fishing, ask them about it - one day, I'm gonna strap a computer to Gato's ankle to see what he really does. I've heard that they go down, no BC, just weight belt, and that the captain is supposed to drop them another bottle at predetermined times - they'll dive two or three bottles before surfacing.
  3. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

    Better yet go diving with them. They live life on the edge.
  4. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    That may be an apt comparison, seeing that there is no statistical support for the so-called Bermuda Triangle being any more dangerous than any other part of the ocean. Areas that see more traffic see more accidents.
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  5. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DFW, TX
    This video was posted on YouTube yesterday. What I get out of the video is that more emphasis needs to be placed on education. The guy that posted this probably didn't think there was anything wrong with it. Last year a DM from Playa got in a bunch of trouble for something similar. If this DM thought he was doing wrong, why would he let himself be videoed? 19 seconds in and you will see what I am referring to.

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  6. Lewis88

    Lewis88 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    That video makes me irrationally angry
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  7. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

    He was sure rough about it. I've seen DM's lure them out before but that was violent.
  8. Jcp2

    Jcp2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Why the concern for a fish temporarily ruffled up and let go and none for ones that are killed and eaten?
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  9. al248005

    al248005 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bridgeport, Ohio
    Ive unfortunately seen this happen on my last trip to Cozumel by a DM the same exact way. I couldn't believe it.
  10. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DFW, TX
    Do you mean eaten by other fish or humans? This is in a marine park where you are not suppose to be touching things. It is exposed to a lot of divers, if the rules continue to be broken we can lose our privilege to dive there.
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