Old men ought to be explorers
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- # of dives
- 500 - 999
That "4 of us in the taxi" - was the Collectivo van? 200 Pesos/$10 USD each? About the same as the bus, isn't it? Sounds nice, as long as the driver doesn't have to wait long for others nor packs the van like the Cozumel airport vans. The 500 Peso taxi wouldn't have been big enough for four divers with gear.We had just come off the ferry, winnjet, and were heading to the bus station. 2 or 3 taxi guys approached us, one was 500 and another 750 pesos. Our bicycle/porter guy said the collectivo/taxi was 200 pesos each. We gave it a try as we were 20+ minutes before the next bus left for Cancun. There were 4 of us in the taxi, 2 going to T2 and the 2 of us to T3. Made the trip in about 40-45 minutes right to the front of the airport.
One time escaping in advance of Hurricane Dean (who later veered south, but it was a good idea to run), I caught the 5-something AM ferry. There was a long line boarding for that first escape ferry of the morning. A driver approached a few of us in PDC as we headed towards the bus station and offered to take us for a price that seemed reasonable enough. I had no idea how full the buses would be with the storm approaching, or even if the buses were dependable, so I offered to split it 50-50 with two newlyweds with little luggage and we loaded up, one of my bags in the bag seat between the newlyweds. Turned out to be a gypsy cab and he drove like a maniac, but we got there hours before my reservation. Gawd, but I miss Continental. They flew in empty planes to load up as many escapees as possible, and had changed my reservation without fee.
Another time I booked Chief's favorite van for private service from PDC to my dentist's office at some mall on the way to the bus station. It was a little pricey, but I was in a hurry, irritated that I had to go back for a midway fitting, and saved me from having to get a cab from the station to the office. Usually, I am fine with the bus.