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Just got back from Coz/ heres the real deal

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Rooster1, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. scubawife

    scubawife Loggerhead Turtle

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    Great to hear the restaurant was good! I got a good deal on an AI package (cheaper then their rack rate, maybe because we were cancelled twice post-Wilma?) and although I usually like to go to town for dinner, the package is still a good deal for breakfast and lunches. Good to know that a couple dinners might be an option too if we don't feel like motivating.

    I have a favorite dive op that I usually book with. The last couple trips we took a taxi to the Caleta, which was no big deal. By any chance did you see any other boats picking up divers at the Atlantis pier?
     
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Cozumel current branch of the Gulf Stream is going to keep removing sand from the reefs as it has done after hurricanes for millenia, so I'm sure it'll keep doing so day by day - just getting better and better. :thumb:

    I keep reading that divers are seeing more fish than usual? I wonder if this is an illusion caused by low expectations or something, or - could the dramatic event have left more food in the chain for some reason. Nice news, to be sure, but odd nonetheless.

    Anyway, thanks for the report. Looking forward to going again in a few weeks. :D
     
  3. Rooster1

    Rooster1 Loggerhead Turtle

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    No Santa Rosa wall is not trashed but there is sand that has dropped there. We got very deep on this one over 170 feet and there was sand down there, but not bad at all . but over all still a very good dive no doubt about it
     
  4. Rooster1

    Rooster1 Loggerhead Turtle

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    I didn't really pay attention as to who was being picked up at the atlantis pier. I went to the caleta to jump on my boat and go, I have never dove with Casa del mar dive shop (del mar aquatics)
     
  5. daniel f aleman

    daniel f aleman Loggerhead Turtle

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    It took five years for the Homestead area up through Key Biscayne to recover from Andrew. Cozumel ain't Disneyland... it'll take time...
     
  6. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We picked some people up at Atlantis pier today who are staying at Casa del Mar...no problems :)
     
  7. divematt

    divematt Solo Diver

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    Originally Posted byRooster1

    We did 3 dives from 120ft to 135ft and 3 other deep dives from 141ft to 174 ft and there was sand down there that had dropped down.





    Rooster!, Who'd you dive with?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  8. scubabum2

    scubabum2 Solo Diver

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    Thanks for your very unbiased post and also for indirectly answering my question in another post re: what's the condition of the airplane wreck area in front of El Cid. I swear some of its the wrath of Mayan gods on El Cid management. When we stayed there in '04, the El Cid beach area was full of cruise ship folks (der...look, they have a tank on their back, wonder what they're gonna do....) who payed an afternoon beach rent fee to hang out. Jeez...I miss the good ole days.

    Thanks again for the great post.
     
  9. DiverG

    DiverG Reached My 2nd Goal!

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    So are the cruise ships back in force now? Are they back in the same numbers as before the storms?
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You know, I don't care for the overall impact the cruise barges have on the community, and certainly not for their polution and reef ramming, but the passengers never bother me. They're just people, looking for a cheap way to get away from home - but take much of it with them. Most of them just don't have what it takes to be us. They don't go where I go or do what I do, and they're usually gone by the time I go to town for dinner.

    Hehe, but I do moon the barges on the way home after diving. [​IMG]
     

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