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6 year anniversery of Wilma...

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by sharky60, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Darol

    Darol ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Went there in Jan after the storm, they treated us like a King. They were glad to have divers coming back. Dove the wrecked Cruise Ship Pier with Dive Paradise, we could keep anything we found, junk everywhere. Over the years it's been interesting watching the reefs recover, it's a natural cycle. Ya can't help but love that little island. Next month heading back, can't wait.
     
  2. Gdog

    Gdog Manta Ray

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    Went there also a couple months after. Had tried to get the airlines to refund our tickets, but they wouldnt so we went anyway. Very glad we did. What we saw was the local people out rebuilding, repairing, and cleaning. Quite different than lets say...New Orleans?!! It has also been interesting watching the reefs come back. Cozumel is an amazing place!
     
  3. tom_n_tacoma

    tom_n_tacoma Dive Shop

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    You know, my wife and I first did a Cozumel trip about 8 months after Wilma. We don't know what it was like before but though the diving was awesome. We've seen a steady improvement in the diving since then. Awesome enough to keep returning several times a year and eventually buying a house there. We're about a five minute walk to the Ched or Mega and our neighborhood is quite and typically only see locals, or occasional expats walking dogs, the water or gas or garbage trucks. We shop a lot at the mercado, sometimes the ched or mega. The only time I really feel americanized is on Melgar where the ships are or around there. We use pesos for everything. I love that island and the people I've met there.
     
  4. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    IIRC, Margaritaville came to town after Wilma. They acquired the property when Acuario could not recover from the storm. Acuario had just spent a boatload of money on renovations of the patio area on the water, and then along came Wilma and destroyed it.
     
  5. sharky60

    sharky60 Photographer

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    oops! time line blooper!! :shocked2:

    ...i don't know what happened anyway, I was just going to mark the hurricane anniversery and broke out into an editoral!!! :D
     
  6. Mawg

    Mawg Manta Ray

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    blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah .. Wilma ..blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah..
     
  7. AggieDiver

    AggieDiver Manta Ray

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    I remember the same things Christi. Just seemed like a neverending shriek of wind, debris hitting the building, the breaking of glass, and the feeling of the building being shaken by waves hitting the bottom floors.
     

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