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Shuttles from airport - any changes due to COVID?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Illini_Fan, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Illini_Fan

    Illini_Fan Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DFW (Highland Village)
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    I arrive tomorrow for a few days of diving. Last time I was on the island (Feb) was pre-COVID and the shuttles were doing their standard procedure of packing a dozen or so people in the van shoulder to shoulder.

    I was wondering if they have changed their procedures due to COVID? What should I expect tomorrow?

    thanks
     
  2. ChuckP

    ChuckP Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
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    Supposed to be at reduced capacity, 50%. Passenger ferries have had people standing in the aisles though.......

    If it's a big concern for you - ask and confirm they are only operating at 50%, ask for a private one or walk across the street to Diegos and catch a cab.

    There's not an excuse in the world that they can't operate at 50%
     
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  3. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
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    4,050
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    A couple weeks back they put 9 on the one I used, 2/3 down from the normal 11/12. Took the AM ferry to Playa Tuesday on Winjet, a few minutes late while get a few more passengers on figured they loaded it to +90%
     
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  4. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Missouri
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    When I was there in August they were running with reduced loads. I believe there were 5 in the van. When I was there first week of November they were packed to the gills. Could have been that there were just more folks looking for a ride in November...:idk:
     
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  5. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
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    When I took a shuttle 11/7, the van was full.
    I sat in the front and was first off so was lucky.
     
  6. jlyle

    jlyle Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
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    We came in on Oct 31. Van was almost full -90%. Many ugly Americans aren't wearing masks.
     
  7. ChuckP

    ChuckP Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
    1,396
    1,336
    113
    That is just stupid and probably that way because it's Federal and not state. It's not like there's a lack of shuttle vehicles, you see how many are parked on the way into the airport.

    It's one thing to put a family of 12 in a van but 6 families of two is BS - bitch loudly!!
     
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  8. judydivescoz

    judydivescoz Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Augusta, GA
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    The van was packed when we used it earlier this month! Masks were were required!
     
  9. Cert1967

    Cert1967 Let's Go Skiing

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Vail, Colorado
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    Pony UP

    Pay for a solo van or taxi - less than a few drinks

    A small cost for the comfort and in relation to the trip cost, but the choice is yours

    The vans will likely be on the 'full' side - it's their model

    CZM - the only airport I have ever been unable to get a taxi to my destination - not good - hurts tourism - folks don't like it



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  10. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
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    When I visited in September, FlexShuttle was offering private rides but when I asked this last trip November 7, they said they didn’t offer them anymore.
     

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