Status On The Currents
Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:30 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:07 PM
The currents are always there & are almost never dangerous. Just be sure to dive with a reputable outfit (there are plenty of good ones )Follow your divemasters suggestions & you will have a safe & fabulous time. Most of the "dangerous currents " are just propaganda a good divemaster will keep you diving within your ability level
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:36 AM
Really looking fwd to it. Have only heard great things about diving Coz. Was pleasently surprised to find out the Island and San Miguel is as cool as it is.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:30 AM
As a retired PADI divemaster, I also strongly suggest that with such little experience you do two things:
1. Pay for a refresher course prior to going on a boat dive.
2. Do a shore dive prior to doing a boat dive.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:01 AM
Wishing I was retiring to Cozumel.....
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:34 AM
Hey, Mark, I think the refresher course is a good idea, but shore dive? For that you need to be at the right resort and know what you are doing. You have to know the current where you are and know where the boat traffic is. Unless you get instruction on shore diving at a particular place, that might not be so good an idea?
You're right in part about the shore dive. The location is important.
I would recommend doing that at Casa Del Mar... Off to the right of the CDM pier, the max depth is about 20-25 ft, with minimal currents.
There's a giant stride opportunity off the end of the pier and stairs to climb out.
IIRC, the currents were flowing towards the cruise ship pier, so I started the dive into the slight current for a nice relaxing ride back to the stairs.
Not alot to see, but a perfect way to get back into it... I had my GF do her 1st night dive there and she enjoyed it, especially with my experience level.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:15 AM
The folks on this forum know my views on OD and SM and which is that I personally would not willingly choose to entrust my safety with those who made such risky decisions with their own. That being said, I would not recommend such an operator to another individual, especially novices.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:28 AM
Dearest Marc, I know you mean well, but, really, with all vitriol you have leveled in this forum, I would have a difficult time diving with any dive op you recommend. Again, since you obviously have missed it or you are deliberately overlooking the fact in Opal's case, NO PAYING CUSTOMERS WERE INVOLVED. The dive was a personal one.
Again, April, very sorry for the tragic loss of your daughter, Opal. As the mother of a daughter myself, I can at least begin to understand the pain you must be suffering. But I can only imagine the dark emotional depths to which an event like this would surely take a loving Mom.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:32 PM
Sounds like a good idea. Presently going w/a great rated PADI dive resort.
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