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Brutus Cove, Cozumel

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by El Graduado, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. El Graduado

    El Graduado Contributor

    Here are some shots I took of things on Cozumel that have changed:

    Above is the ruin Cinco Puertas, before it disappeared.

    Below is part of San Gervasio before it was stabilized and opened as a park:

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  2. El Graduado

    El Graduado Contributor

    Here I am (much younger and much thinner!) entering Xcaret:


    Here is Xcaret back then:


    Another view of Xcaret back then:


    No one was there but us monkeys.

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  3. El Graduado

    El Graduado Contributor

    Here is a post card of Pepe's, back when it was on 5th Avenue. Mimi turned it in to a gift shop later.


    Here is my old Datsun (with surfboard racks) parked in front of the old motel at Punta Morena, another structure no longer with us:


    I bought that car new in 1972 and sold it to my mechanic on Cozumel twenty years later for the same price I paid for it new. And he was happy to get it. You could repair anything on it with a hammer, a pipe wrench or a screwdriver. I drove it down from Cozumel to the Darien in Panama once, and that was when the Pan-American Highway was a little more than a two-lane blacktop (in the best of stretches!).

  4. Gdog

    Gdog Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lacey, Washington
  5. El Graduado

    El Graduado Contributor

    Here are a few sea-going vessels that are no longer with us:

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    Above are the MV Odessa and MV Kazakhstan. I didn't have a telescopic lens, so it is hard to make out the hammer and sickle on the funnels. That is the old La Cieba hotel in the foreground.


    Above is the old hydrofoil that ran from Cozumel to Cancun.

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    Above is the old dugout canoe that used to sit in front of El Portal Restaurant, until I borrowed it from Arturo Becerra and paddled it through the reef at Tulum for a National Geographic sponsored project in the 1980s.
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  6. Harro10

    Harro10 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hailey, Idaho
  7. jbark

    jbark Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Michigan
    M.V. Odessa: A central American adventure, including all the borscht you can eat!

    Sign me up!

  8. El Graduado

    El Graduado Contributor

    Actually, the food was very good on these ships. When they made port in Cozumel and most of the passengers came ashore, many of us would go aboard and pay to eat at their buffets. Bill Horn used to demolish their stocks of fresh strawberries.
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  9. kss1dvr

    kss1dvr Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kansas
    I took a day trip from Cancun to Cozumel in 1986 on the hydrofoil.

    I've got a strong stomach, but oh my goodness what a trip.
  10. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    $325 for a 7 day cruise in 1975.
    Carnival has a 7 day for $299 going to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, and Roatan, Honduras (so nearly the same trip).

    Yeah, cruising is not the luxury it once was, that's for sure.

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