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Possible southern reef closure

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by gopbroek, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. JenLoves2Dive

    JenLoves2Dive Barracuda

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    Dandy Don - OF COURSE it would help because everything here is based on conjecture, rumor and misinformation.
    OF COURSE it should wait until OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT and STATEMENTS are made. PERIOD.
     
  2. ChrisM

    ChrisM Solo Diver

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    I think the thread is appropriate as it potentially affects us all. Even the possibility of it happening is important to discuss. Even without all the yelling
     
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  3. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    How do you know that? Maybe the official announcement will confirm exactly what has been put out? In any event, what is the tangible harm in discussing it? If the official announcement contains some significant different version then the discussion will adjust. Censorship and suppression of discussion is never in the best interests of the community.
     
  4. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Manta Ray

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    Hoses leak, gaskets leak, water bottles leak, and so does information. Not to mix metaphors but the genie is out of the bottle. The toothpaste is out of the tube. It's not going back.

    I'm just surprised to find out that the cruise industry fees don't put anything back to reef protection. Well, not really surprised, it happens elsewhere too, just sad I guess. People are willing to kill the thing that got them on the map for a few bucks.
     
  5. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

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    ScubaBoard moderators moderate to the terms of service. So I am pretty confident there is no way that ScubaBoard will remove this thread. Except in the Accidents and Incidents forum when reporting names of accident victims and operators, the TOS don't require officially approved announcements about ANYTHING. Indeed already this communication has been posted on other Cozumel discussion boards and the cat is out of the bag.

    Coz authorities may well be in damage control and dive ops (among others) working in a full-on counter-offensive.

    BTW, this (any any of my previous) statements preclude me from acting as a moderator in this thread, so feel free to disagree with me if you wish and my responses will be those of a PT Coz resident and diver. I don't see this ending well for divers or dive ops.
     
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  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And discuss it instead over here: Cozumel 4 You

    We realize that this is early news, and of course it's best to wait and see what will really be announced Monday. I hope the diving organization is successful in bringing the greater powers to their senses.
    It just looks bad, then fails.
     
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  7. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Manta Ray

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    Not only that, but you are better off getting feedback like how many people would alter their plans and not come to Cozumel is these changes are implemented. Like right now the local dive community in Florida are trying to get feedback against the NOAA plans to close a number of dive sites except for certified commercial operators. The links to the regulation feedback page is being passed around.
     
  8. Dave Dillehay

    Dave Dillehay Dive Shop

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    Some of you are missing one important point. There are 15 identified sites north of town that way outshine most of those down south. This may make it a good time to check it out.

    Dave Dillehay
    Aldora Diversd
     
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  9. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    Why haven't most ops been going there all along?
     
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  10. mstevens

    mstevens Toadfish. Splendid is implied but not guaranteed. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They don’t have the boats for it.
     

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