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Sad day for Blue Heron Bridge

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by uncfnp, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water just yet. I hesitate to say it out loud but I believe that Blue Heron Bridge is resilient and while I deplore the actions of Moody Gardens I expect BHB to remain a muck diving mecca and hopefully with more protections from a repeat of this diaster in the very near future.
     
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  2. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    I'm going on the Shearwater on a Tiger/Hammer trip and still will be staying a couple of days after to dive BHB. I'm a muck diving enthusiast and wouldn't miss to dive the Lembeh of Florida.
     
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  3. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    I didn't mean I am permanently boycotting BHB. I meant I won't be spending my money in the area for the time being--that is, until divers are reporting that the marine life has returned to the abundance and diversity we were familiar with (or better, if BHB gains protected status). Unless something beyond this one incident changes, there is no reason to expect that Mother Nature will not repair the damage. So far, the reports are encouraging but not clear whether it is really back to what we had come to expect. The question is when it will have fully recovered. Six months? A year? More? Still a lot of tourist dollars lost, I think.
     
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  4. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Lost me. I'm coming from Delaware. I'm good with compromised viz but no chance of me spending money unless the place is restored to its former diversity and I have assurances that a bunch of greedy, lazy, dumbasses can't raid the place on my way south.

    I can wait.
     
  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    It would be a good thing for lots of people to stay away from the Bridge. Parking is hard to find.

    :ijs:
     
  6. ScubaJCBS

    ScubaJCBS Live to dive! Dive to live!

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    Have you dove it lately @The Chairman? If so any reports on marine life conditions?
     
  7. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

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    you are so right! More people need to boycott the bridge! Stay away! Parking sucks. You have to walk a long ways with your gear on. Sometimes you have to park on Singer Island and walk back. Sea life is just meh at best! Nothing to see. Just move along.
     
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  8. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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  9. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the update!
     
  10. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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