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Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by matthewjen, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. matthewjen

    matthewjen Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Browns Valley, CA
    After several cancellations and postponements we are going today and could not be more excited. We are ready to adapt and just happy to finally be headed back. Looking forward to getting under water again. We will definitely try to update with any significant changes or procedures.
  2. rick00001967

    rick00001967 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: canada
    i am not sure if this info is anything new for you, or how it may affect your trip if at all, but just fyi....i was just speaking with a fella i know who lives on the mainland in playa del carmen and was told that the region was downgraded to orange status.
  3. matthewjen

    matthewjen Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Browns Valley, CA
    Yes we have been tracking and staying informed thanks
  4. horn34

    horn34 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austin, TX
    The mainland is orange, the Cozumel mayor has been keeping Cozumel at yellow.
  5. cozcharlie

    cozcharlie Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cozumel, MX and Houston TX area
    As @horn34 noted , northern Q Roo (which theoretically includes Cozumel ) has been under orange for a few weeks. However, the mayor of Cozumel has kept restrictions unchanged from the yellow level since our metrics are better than the mainland

    I just listened to the mayors Facebook live session from yesterday, and it sounds like nothing has changed in Cozumel (though my Spanish isn’t great ). He noted that Cozumel deaths are small fraction of what they were in August (down from 2 a day to more like one a week). As always take official numbers with a grain of salt but directionally that sounds about right.

    Even on the mainland , the reported numbers don’t look that bad. Kind of surprised they are in orange based on official virus growth rate and hospital occupancy statistics (maybe true numbers or worse or maybe they are just worried about variants taking hold. ). @ChuckP might have a view. Yesterday’s Q Roo stats are below (showing Cozumel at 8 percent hospital occupancy )

    In a related matter, New York Times had an article about Mexico being short of oxygen and especially oxygen tanks. Think it is more of Mexico City and central Mexico thing—doubt Cozumel Meridianos can effectively supply Mexico City but interesting.

    [‘The Death Market’: Oxygen Shortage Leaves Mexicans to Die at Home]

  6. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    I don't know about Meridianos, but two of the higher volume providers I've seen in Mexico used membrane systems. And those systems typically top out at around 40% oxygen content.
  7. ChuckP

    ChuckP Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
    I thought Meridiano too was membrane but someone a few months said they weren't - I never went back down to ask/ Aldora is membrane, i didn't look real close at the guy next to them.

    I have seen the liquid O2 tanks at Meridiano in the non scuba bay....
  8. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    Medical oxygen cylinders have different specs than SCUBA tanks; they aren't interchangeable. The valves are different and the requirements for cleaning and inspection are more stringent.
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  9. deepsea21

    deepsea21 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia Beach, VA USA
    You won't regret it. We went in December and had a blast. So glad we went! Felt safer on Coz than here.
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  10. diveallthetime

    diveallthetime Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Michigan
    Headed down this Saturday for 2 weeks. need some sun and underwater time bad
    Redfoot likes this.

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