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Hurricane Season

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Dave Dillehay, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Dave Dillehay

    Dave Dillehay Dive Shop

    For many years I have held that the threat of hurricanes, or even direct hits should not be part of your dive vacation plans. When I was running Aldora Divers I even gave "hurricane insurance" to our divers and guests of the Villa Aldora. Guess they still do.

    But take note, now at the end of 1019 hurricane season not one (even tropical storms} has come anyway near Cozumel. Indeed the last one was 14 years ago.

    My advice is: Don't let hurricane season determine your dive trip to Cozumel, or demand Hurricane Insurance when you book.

    Dave Dillehay
    Eyegore, Jayfarmlaw and cvchief like this.
  2. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    1019? You sure your 73? :D
    Lorenzoid likes this.
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    Dean was 12 years ago, and it was forecast to hit - still came close. I foolishly came down a few days before thinking I knew more than the experts that it would surely veer off, but it didn't change course until the day before. I did escape early the day before with confirmed reservations out of Cancun that Continental changed at no charge - gawd but I miss that airline. The airport lobby was full when I arrived, with many who had been in line overnight. There were people arriving at the hotel as I left, and I asked if they knew a hurricane was coming? "What hurricane?" It pays to check the weather and take forecasts seriously.

    Wilma was 14 years ago.

    I agree totally, and I still come most years in August as the chances are low. I always take trip insurance for other reasons, but even without - if one is forecast to hit, the airlines will usually give refunds or free changes, as will the hotels and dive operators. They don't want you there if one hits anyway.
  4. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tuttle, Ok
    Life in Cozumel keeps you young. Those DM's that look 30 are actually 124!!

    flyboy08 likes this.

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