Saturday, July 4, 2020

Cozumel Marine Park Announces Partial Closure

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The southern part of Cozumel Marine Park will be closed to divers beginning October 7th, it was announced last week.

That portion of the park — from the Palancar Pier southwards including Colombia, Punta Sur, El Cielo, and Maracaibo — will stay closed for a minimum of three months and maybe even longer, according to Scuba Tony Cozumel.

The coral reefs of Cozumel have been suffering from Stony Coral Tissue Loss (SCTL), a bacterial infection caused by cruise ships and waste mismanagement by nearby hotels.

Despite the closure, a good chunk of the park is still open to divers, including:

  • La Francesa;
  • Delila;
  • Cedral;
  • Santa Rosa Wall;
  • San Francisco;
  • Puta Tunich ;
  • Yucab;
  • Tormetos;
  • C53 reck dive; and
  • Paradise reef.

For more info, check out the Scuba Tony Cozumel blog.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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