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Port closure

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by flyboy08, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    Some of the reefs are not far from shore. If the port is closed (but the water is flat), is it legal to take DPVs out from shore?
     
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No. It's not even legal to swim, at least outside of roped areas.
     
  3. Dave Dillehay

    Dave Dillehay Dive Shop

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    Dear Christi….WOW!

    Dave Dillehay
     
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  4. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeah, well, good luck with that.
     
  5. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    Everyone has a boss.
     
  6. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeh, that's what I said :rofl3::rofl3:

    Ohhhh, you mean WOW because I dared to share my opinion and some actual facts - you've been known to do the same on many occasions. My opinion simply doesn't align with yours on this and that's ok. She is not a God - she's just a human like the rest of us.
     
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In my experience with dealing with low level bureaucrats, complaints to their superiors usually fall on deaf ears because their superiors are bureaucrats as well. The ones I deal with most often are electrical and building inspectors, and universally their organizations close ranks around them in mutual self-protection in the face of complaints. Your experience may be different.
     
  9. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    Bureaucrats also appoint bureaocrats to positions to handle that business so they don't have to. Whatever bureaucrat appointed her doesn't want to be hearing about Cozumel crap all the time. But what really matters is the money. Get to the people collecting the money from the island and let them know they will be collecting less if all these tourist water-based activities are unnecessarily closed. And that includes the cruise ships as their snorkeling and sailing excursions are also affected. Their ears won't be deaf when a Carnival exec counts the beans and calls to question why the port is closed so often resulting in shore excursion revenue down 20% over this time last year.
     
  10. ReadyTo Dive

    ReadyTo Dive Nassau Grouper

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    My 4th trip to the island is coming up in about 3 weeks; not feeling very inspired about it tbh. Hoping for the best, expecting the best, thinking about other destinations for the future.

    I’m sure all of this will iron itself out eventually.
     

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