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DandyDon

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How so? I am sure that the OP would be receptive to corrections if you have some to offer.
Henry at Salty Endeavors mentioned that his Living the Dream boat is under the old name Tintorera II, but his Mental Floss boat is accurate, so it's between 2-3 years old. That's all that I know.
 

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How so? I am sure that the OP would be receptive to corrections if you have some to offer.
Trying to match a list of boats to dive OP's would be problematic, while many of the larger and older shops own their own boats some of the others use rentals. Even the larger shops may occasionally need to rent an extra boat or in turn rent out excess boats on any given day. I noticed a number of the legitimate (licenced,not pirate) boats that are often rented. The Lions I-III, Gaviota, Enigma, Julieta, The Sleeping Shark (Challange divers??), The El Devino Maestro (3P owned) are among the boats that I know are rented out when not needed by their owners.
 

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Trying to match a list of boats to dive OP's would be problematic, while many of the larger and older shops own their own boats some of the others use rentals. Even the larger shops may occasionally need to rent an extra boat or in turn rent out excess boats on any given day. I noticed a number of the legitimate (licenced,not pirate) boats that are often rented. The Lions I-III, Gaviota, Enigma, Julieta, The Sleeping Shark (Challange divers??), The El Devino Maestro (3P owned) are among the boats that I know are rented out when not needed by their owners.
Yeah, Henry at Salty Endeavors says he's renting extra boats some days, wishing he owned more than two. I thought the link and a brief explanation about the licensed boats might be added to the project for those who do want to confirm that their Op's boat was legal. I understand that the park fees that bring in hundreds of bucks a day go to the national government but the marine park enforcement rangers only get a small budget back.
 

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Trying to match a list of boats to dive OP's would be problematic, while many of the larger and older shops own their own boats some of the others use rentals. Even the larger shops may occasionally need to rent an extra boat or in turn rent out excess boats on any given day. I noticed a number of the legitimate (licenced,not pirate) boats that are often rented. The Lions I-III, Gaviota, Enigma, Julieta, The Sleeping Shark (Challange divers??), The El Devino Maestro (3P owned) are among the boats that I know are rented out when not needed by their owners.

Do you remember when the Living Underwater IV was rented? :wink:
 

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Except for the boats named Aldora, Pro Dive, etc.., it would take some work to match boats to dive ops.

Made it myself. It's about 5 years old, however. So I am certain it is not 100% accurate. Decent start though.

Cozumel Marine Park Authorized Permts
Name of Boat Permits Authorized Dive Center Matricula

1 3 Hermanos 12 Pro Dive 2304030214-7
2 Abaco Fury 50 Fury Catamrans 2304055514-4
3 Ada Cristina 6 Sand Dollar Sports 2304001414-2
4 Adriana 8 Dive House 2304002314-7
5 Aguarama 10 Aquatic Sports & Expeditions 2304018214-9
6 Aitana 4 2304132114-2
7 AK 10 Blue Magic 2304035914-2
8 Alba 12 Cozumel Scuba Planet 234023114-5
9 Albatros 12 Albatross Charters 2304022214-7
10 Alberto's 10 Alberto's Beach Bar 2304022414-8
11 Alberto's I 10 Alberto's Beach Bar 2304069114-6
12 Aldora 6 Aldora Divers 2304000911-4
13 Aldora III 6 Aldora Divers 2304001111-2
14 Aldora IV 6 Aldora Divers 2304001214-2
15 Aldora V 6 Aldora Divers 2304001314-8
16 Alfa 6 For Rent Only 2304029414-7
17 Amanecer de Judith 10 Cozumel Sports 2304000414-5
18 Ana Luz 6 Paradise Divers 2304003711-6
19 Ana Maria 6 Dive Wth Martin 2304002814-5
20 Ana Maria II 8 Dive Wth Martin 2304002914-4
21 Ana Maria III 8 Dive Wth Martin 2304040414-1
22 Anita 15 Anita Divers 2304018414-8
23 Anita Mary 8 Cozumel Diving and Parasail 2304139314-7
24 Apolo 6 El Pulpo Divers 2304015414-7
25 Aqua Dream 1 60 Playa Mia Grand Beach 2304101814-9
26 Aqua Dream 2 60 Playa Mia Grand Beach 2304110214-5
27 Aqua Dream 3 40 Playa Mia Grand Beach 2304013714-6
28 AquaDiver 29 Dreseel Divers 2304015014-8
29 AquaDiver II 25 Dreseel Divers 2304014514-7
30 AquaDiver III 30 Dreseel Divers 2304014614-3
31 Aquanauta I 16 Pro Dive 2304015114-8
32 Aquanauta II 16 Pro Dive 2304015214-4
33 Argos II 18 Glass Bottom Snorkel 2304010514-8
34 Aries 24 Paradise Divers 2304049114-7
35 Arrecifes II Dus Pescadores 20 Sand Dollar Sports 2304047814-5
36 Atila 6 ScubaTony 2304011114-7
37 Atila II 10 Blue Magic 2304072914-5
38 Atlantis 35 Paradise Divers 2304012514-4
39 Atlantis XII 48 Atlantis Submarines 2304056414-2
40 Ballena 12 Sea Robin Cozumel 2304010214-2
41 Bally I 18 Blue Angel 2304101014-2
42 Bandida II 6 Blue XT Sea 2304043014-8
43 Barlovento 6 Sea Scuba 2304019714-5
44 Belinda 12 Chili Charters 2304027314-3
45 Best Dive II 20 2304132814-2
46 Beta 6 Glass Bottom Snorkel 2304127814-9
47 Blue Angel II 8 Blue Angel 2304019314-5
48 Blue Queen 28 Aqua Excursions 2304102714-3
49 Bonglis II 6 2304023214-2
50 Bonita Luna 6 Liquid Blue 2304006314-5
51 Brain Damage 8 Papa Hog 2304016214-7
52 Briana Jean 6 2304026514-5
53 Cacho 6 2304049414-6
54 Calipso I 16 Paradise Divers 2304012414-5
55 Careyitos 15 Careyitos Divers 2304026014-6
56 Caribe Paradise 6 Glass Bottom Snorkel 2304027114-3
57 Cascabel 10 Paradise Divers 2304000714-4
58 Cha Cha Cha 6 Cha Cha Cha Divers 2304018714-6
59 Cha Kay ? Blue Note Scuba 2304143614-9
60 Chemina 10 Glass Bottom Snorkel 2304019914-6
61 Cheyenne 20 2304008414-2
62 Chimay II 9 Pepe Scuba 2304022814-5
63 Chiquilla Bonita 6 ScubaTony 2304018814-8
64 Chiquimax 10 Blue Angel 2304027514-2
65 Choco-Ha 6 Opal's Dream 2304051714-5
66 Chrisnely 10 Papa Hog 2304037414-5
67 Columbia 6 Scuba Gamma 2304005714-5
68 Coqueta 14 Paradise Divers 2304107314-6
69 Coral Diver 10 Scuba Club 2304008014-5
70 Coral See 50 Avio 2304070014-4
71 Cozumel Bubbles 8 Cozumel Marine World 2304015814-5
72 Cozumel Fury 60 Fury Catamarans 2304166514-7
73 Cuzamil I 8 Cozumel Charters 2304040814-2
74 Deep Exposure 16 Deep Exposure 633433
75 Deep Exposure II 8 Deep Exposure 1228124
76 Diploria 57 Aquaworld 2301527024-3
77 Dive Cat 20 Scuba Club 2304007314-6
78 Dive Express 12 Dive Palancar 2304008811-2
79 Dive House I 24 Dive House 2304001991-2
80 Dive House II 12 Dive House 2304002011-7
81 Dive House III 26 Dive House 2304002111-2
82 Dive House IV 14 Dive House 2304002211-7
83 Dona Lupe 0 2304127614-5
84 Dona Lupe II 8 Glass Bottom Snorkel 2304127714-3
85 El Astuto 20 Dimi 2304011514-8
86 El Divino Maestro 10 Cabillito del Caribe 2304010414-2
87 El Dorado 18 Chac Choc Tours 2304005914-3
88 El Magnifico 38 2304029214-4
89 El Pescador 6 Aldora Divers 2304076814-4
90 El Vikingo 6 IDC Center 2304135814-7
91 Enigma 8 Blue Magic 2304011014-2
92 Enigma II 8 Cho Chu Underwater 2304024414-4
93 Esfuerzo 16 Caribbean Divers 2304052914-3
94 Estrella Del Mar 16 Pro Dive 2304005411-7
95 Falicity 12 Aldora Divers 2304113424-6
96 Fallen Angel 23 2303026614-3
97 Francel 6 Cozumel Cruise Excursions 2304017514-5
98 Frigate 10 Albatros Charters 2304116314-1
99 Gaby III 12 Glass Bottom 2304021713-3
100 Gaviota I 6 Aldora Divers 2304029514-3
 

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101 Grand Slam 10 Aquadventures 2304058824-9
102 Gurna 6 Bluedream Cozumel 2304139914-9
103 Gypsy 16 Chili Charters 2304027414-3
104 Hatza Ha 6 Pelagic Ventures 2304022514-6
105 Hatza Ha II 6 Eco Divers 2304033814-5
106 Hatza Ha III 6 Deep Blue 2304022614-6
107 Heat Wave 10 2304038014-5
108 Heaven 6 Papa Hog 2304016414-3
109 Hindsight 8 Pelagic Ventures 2304040514-7
110 Horus 10 Glass Bottom Snorkel 2305159824-8
111 Iguana 7 2304016614-5
112 Intrepido 20 Dimi 2304011614-4
113 Isabel 16 Del Mar Aquatics 2304021114-5
114 Island Reef 60 Explora Tours 2304038924-9
115 Jew Fish 8 Living Underwater 2304110114-7
116 Jibara 8 Blue Angel 2304019414-7
117 Jo & Lo 47 2303087314-2
118 John'y 6 Paradise Divers 2304004111-2
119 Julieta 6 Bottom Time Divers 2304002614-6
120 Kailani 12 2304151614-9
121 Kapaalua 8 Papa Hog 2304022914-6
122 Kiahuna 8 Scubadu 2304020914-4
123 Kilich Kay To God 14 Cozumel Charters 2304110414-7
124 Krystal 6 Cozumel Charters 2304019114-8
125 La Bestia 18 2305210424-4
126 La Buena Vida 14 Papa Hog 2304016514-3
127 La Nina 10 Eco Divers 2304000814-5
128 La Perla 6 Papa Hog 2304016114-4
129 Let It Be 10 Scubadu 2304021014-2
130 Loan Shark 10 Tres Pelicanos 2304004514-7
131 Lucero 12 Cozumel Charters 2304019014-2
132 Luciana 16 Challenge Diving 2304029114-8
133 Lucky 6 Eagle Ray Divers 2304020014-7
134 Maire 18 2304008314-5
135 Mambo II 6 Sea Urchin Divers 2304011814-9
136 Manati 24 Cozumel Marine World 2304058414-4
137 Mantaraya 6 Manta Ray Divers 2304027014-0
138 Maria del Mar 6 Phocea Divers 2304006514-5
139 Maria del Sol 6 2304020114-2
140 Marya Louna 12 2304158914-9
141 Marinita I 6 Fernando Salazaar 2304037214-3
142 Maryfer 17 2304151414-6
143 Matilde 6 Scuba Xoc 2304151714-4
144 Maximus 8 Dive With Allison 2304112114-7
145 Mayte 14 Charro and Sons 2304014114-7
146 Mayte II 6 2304041914-7
147 Medusa 6 Deep Blue 2304024714-3
148 Mental Floss 6 Salty Endeavors 2304002414-4
149 Mestizo 6 Mestizo Divers 2304111524-6
150 Michelle 8 Cozumel Sports 2304043214-4
151 Miguelito 16 Eagle Ray Divers 2304006014-6
152 Miss Allison 12 Cozumel Fishing Center 2304049314-4
153 Miss O 12 Sand Dollar Sports 2304047314-5
154 Mohanna 28 2304153914-6
155 Monica 10 2304047414-4
156 Montserrat 6 2304123814-2
157 My Way 14 2304008214-5
158 Nai'a 6 Pepe Scuba 2304157714-2
159 Nassau Sun 16 2304057314-5
160 Nazareno 14 Palancar Beach 2304023614-6
161 Nena 14 Dive With Cristina 2304005514-6
162 Neptune 50 Glass Bottom Snorkel 2304040014-5
163 Nereida 6 Diving Adventures Cozumel 2304032414-4
164 No Problem 20 Blue Angel 2304011714-6
165 Nuria 18 Cozumel Marine World 2304001521-8
166 Observer 10 Scuba Club Cozumel 2304007114-1
167 Ocean One 12 Aqua Safari 2304003311-7
168 Ocean Two 16 Aqua Safari 2304003411-8
169 Ocean Three 16 Aqua Safari 2304003511-5
170 Oceano 4 16 Alex Scuba 2304003614-6
171 Octopus 10 2304078614-4
172 Odalis II 4 Nachi Cocom 2304117414-9
173 Odysea 6 2304013914-5
174 Orca 6 Eco Divers 2304000514-7
175 Orion 10 Parasail Boat 2304023914-3
176 Oystier 20 Dive Palancar 2304057714-3
177 Palancar 60 Dreseel Divers 2304013814-5
178 Pacha 8 2304138914-1
179 Pachanga Tours 8 2304117014-6
180 Palancar Divers 16 Paradise Divers 2304017914-5
181 Paradise Diver 20 Paradise Divers 2304003914-4
182 Paty 8 El Pulpo Divers 2304006811-3
183 Pegasus 10 Deep Blue 2304024814-8
184 Pescadito 12 Cozumel Scuba Planet 2304059514-1
185 Playa Sol 1 8 Betasail Adventures 2304013414-8
186 Porites 51 2301526924-1
187 Principe II 30 2303087414-3
188 Queen Angel 6 Paradise Divers 2304004011-5
189 Radali III 6 Cozumel Cruise Excursions 2304026214-6
190 Raquelita 6 Eco Divers 2304023814-4
191 Reef Cat 20 Scuba Club Cozumel 2304007714-7
192 Reef Diver 15 Scuba Club Cozumel 2304007614-8
193 Reef Explorer 60 2304166414-5
194 Reef Explorer I 28 2301552214-6
195 Reef Star 20 Scuba Club Cozumel 2304007214-0
196 Renegado 16 Paradise Divers 2304040914-1
197 Roman Holiday 15 Sand Dollar Sports 2304037114-6
198 Sagitario 20 Paradise Divers 2304049214-7
199 Samantha II 40 Pro Dive 2303042224-7
200 Samari 45 Cabillito del Caribe 2304010614-1
201 Sand Dollar Diver 30 Sand Dollar Sports 2304047214-3
202 Sand Dollar Express 33 Sand Dollar Sports 2304043611-3
203 Scualo I 30 2301538914-8
204 Scualo VI 27 2301553214-6
205 Scualo VII 51 2301531314-4
206 Scuba Du I 20 Scubadu 2304020714-0
207 Scuba Du II 12 Scubadu 2304020814-5
208 Scuba Du IV 12 Scubadu 2304095714-1
209 Scuba II 10 Scuba Club Cozumel 2304007814-9
210 Scuba Shack II 6 Papa Hog 2304016314-4
211 Sea Maiden 10 Opal's Dream 2304019614-6
212 Sea Master 6 Sea Scuba 2304019514-4
213 Shamu 6 Blue XT Sea 2304012014-2
214 Siete Mares 25 Explora Tours 2304012014-2
215 Silmar 10 Chac Choc Tours 2304024014-2
216 Sirenita I 6 Chichi Divers 2304019214-8
217 Skinny Shark 10 Tres Pelicanos 2304004611-0
218 Sleeping Shark 9 Challenge Diving 2304005014-7
219 Sonador 8 Paradise Divers 2304005211-6
220 Splash 12 2304012614-7
221 Studio Blue I 8 Studio Blue 2304027714-1
222 Studio Blue II 10 Studio Blue 2304027814-6
223 Swordfish 30 Aquatic Sports & Expeditions 2304015914-4
224 Tango 28 Dive Paradise 2304012314-5
225 Tara II 8 Babieca Dive Center 2304023714-3
226 Teresa del Mar 8 Dive With Martin 2304006914-2
227 The Big Splash 30 Del Mar Aquatics 2304013114-8
228 The Legend 14 Tiger Adventures 2304025214-6
229 The Lions 10 David (Mechanic) 2304120014-2
230 The Lions II 14 David (Mechanic) 2304140314-8
231 The Lions III 8 David (Mechanic) 2304004714-9
232 The Yellow Rose 22 Dive Cozumel 2304157924-1
233 Themis 10 Dive With Martin 2304047514-5
234 Tintorera II 8 Cabillito del Caribe 2304010314-5
235 Tormenta 8 Victor Brito's El Gran Azul 2304024214-8
236 Tortuga Carey 6 Tortuga Carey 2304038714-3
237 Vicky 10 Sand Dollar Sports 2304001614-1
238 Volador 8 Parasail Boat 2304042514-4
239 Xaman Ha 10 2305030624-3
240 Xtabay 10 Xtbay Diving 2304026614-4
241 Yucab II 23 Phocea Divers 2304021814-9
242 Yucab III 18 We B Divin 2304012214-8
243 Yucatan 6 Dive Palancar 2304038114-5
244 Yucatan Fury 60 Fury Catamarans 2304166314-8


Total 3687
 

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