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Possible southern reef closure

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

  1. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    Looks like a DM at Scuba Club May have one for sale, those videos hit Facebook
     
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  2. vamike57

    vamike57 Angel Fish

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    We're booked at Iberostar from Nov. 2-13 should be interesting.
     
  3. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You are killing me...

     
  4. Mike Walker

    Mike Walker Nassau Grouper

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    Play with its tail... that's what they're there for isn't it :)
    Some creatures do actually enjoy a degree of friendly interaction.

    I should be clear that my described 'Texas gentleman' was not nearly as aggressive as what is seen in the videos in this thread. I suspect he was simply treating the wildlife no different than he would his grandchildren or family pets. Inappropriate, probably, but outright harmful... not really.

    I'm from the land of tourist buses and roadside grizzly bears - certainly know where you're coming from on that.

    Everything needs to eat - I suppose humans are unique only in that we sometimes get to choose where we place ourselves in the food chain (consciously or unconsciously).


    Oh, and i bought my stick on Amazon 2 years ago. It's a very nice stick. It has yet to come on a dive with me...
     
  5. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Do they allow lobster sticks in the marine park?
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've never thought of playing with a cat's tail. Sounds dangerous. I'll pet one's head if it seems friendly.

    Lobster sticks are for hunting lobster, in season. Leisure Pro does call them pointer sticks but that can be too easily taking a step further.
     
  7. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Manta Ray

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    If they were there wouldn't be those huge lobsters. Some of those guys look big enough to feed a family of four for a month.
     
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  8. Mike Walker

    Mike Walker Nassau Grouper

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    Rule number one for me and animal interactions is start as far away from the pointy ends as possible.
    No matter how friendly it may seem....
    Source: grew up with a cat.

    Yeah, I bought it as a tank banger... then realized I hate tank bangers (and shakers, and duck calls, etc.)....
    I've polled others for suggestions on alternate uses for it but the responses always sound uncomfortable.
     
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  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ok, I grew up with cattle & horses. I approach from the front to read their intent, and I dodge charging animals well. I misread one in a sale ring once, got head butted in the groin, and was out of the ring for a few minutes. Back ends frequently come with brutal surprise kicks.

    I'd be afraid of surprising a cat when I grabbed a tail, and they can turn fast!
     
  10. horn34

    horn34 Barracuda

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    I don't see that post on the Cozumel4You Facebook page anymore. I wonder if Scuba Club threatened the admin?
     

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