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No Night Dives?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Mike Klieb, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. horn34

    horn34 Manta Ray

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    All night diving is prohibited. Period. I tried, with many different ops.
     
  2. VonkersRiff

    VonkersRiff Angel Fish

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    Correct, no night diving. I did see some flashlights and a boat out in the water while I was eating dinner at Secrets last week.
     
  3. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    Hopefully they were just diving and not poaching
     
  4. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    I guess the virus becomes much more potent and contagious after dark.
     
  5. gamon

    gamon Regular of the Pub

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    ^The reason was stated earlier in the thread.
     
  6. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    10 days back I noticed a reduction in snapper and other larger fish the closer I got to town.
     
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't think that has ever been controlled, has it? I'd expect it to be a lot worse now.

    Famine can do that.
     
  8. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Now, please don't take this as a challenge, only a clarification scenario. If I were staying at a hotel where they furnished tanks for shore diving, and the dive shop closed at 5, and they left the full and empty tanks outside, would anyone know or care if I grabbed a tank after dark and went for a shore dive?
     
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  9. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    That there is illegal fishing going on in the park? What exactly does that have to do with diving? Or maybe diving is closed because the HM is covering for the illegal fishing and doesn't want any witnesses to it.
     
  10. horn34

    horn34 Manta Ray

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    It's Mexico. You'd probably get away with it, especially if you were tossing some Benitos around.

    But the situation you described is pretty unlikely.

    • Your hotel would be aware night diving is prohibited and isn't gonna leave tanks laying around after 5pm for guest use.
    • If for some reason you did find some tanks laying around and did some night diving, you might get away with it. You also might get back to shore and find some angry hotel employees/policia/federales/navy guys waiting for you. You think the hotel is gonna take the heat for you? Hell no they won't, they're gonna insist that you were specifically told night diving was prohibited and you used their tanks without permission. And then you can enjoy a nice hefty fine, maybe a night in jail and then look for a new hotel in the morning.
    I have my own tanks in Coz I could have used, but I had zero interest in sneaking around for a risky night shore dive.
     
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