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About smokinmike

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  1. I think we'll have to agree to disagree.
  2. I think that the scuence is pretty well established that certain chemicals in sunscreens are deadly to corals - even in minute doses. While I agree with you that temperature rise poses a potentially more harmful long- term threat to corals, why not do the FEW things that we as individuals CAN do to help the ocean environment? That would involve personal choices regarding sunscreen use.
  3. Not to be argumentative but if you find yourself unable to wear sunscreen that won’t kill marine creature, maybe you should stay away from the ocean. I’m getting tired of seeing coral die as a result of uncaring humans.
  4. If you don't mind walking about a half mile, there's a place called Sunset with a nice water view - usually not too crowded and it's away from all the craziness of the cruise ship piers. Exit the pier, go straight out to the main road (Melgar), turn left, and walk for about a half mile. Sunset's on the water side of the road. If you don't want to walk that far, you'll pass Tikila - it's not bad either.
  5. Anyone with experience diving liveaboards there? Thinking of a January/February timeframe and 10/11 days as opposed to a week. Opinions on operators welcomed - accomodations, operational aspects, staff, cuisine, etc. Also, please let me know how you would rate the difficulty of the diving itself in terms of current and water temps. Very familiar with drift diving and the currents around Cozumel and St. Lucia. I have a 7mm suit, hood, and gloves - don’t like the stuff but I have it. Never used a reef hook and line or done a negative entry but I can practice that stuff the next time I go to Coz. Any pointers are welcome. Thanks!
  6. Try Juliana’s - it’s Patsy Grimaldi’s new place and right next door to Grimaldi’s, his old place. FYI - no wine or beer at Grimaldi’s but both are available at Juliana’s. BTW - Juliana’s is named for Patsy’s mother. Enjoy!
  7. Albino’s, Cielito Lindo, Pescaderia San Carlos, La Conchita del Caribe, El Pique - all in San Miguel & all safe. Google’em. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. I only said that so that you could find out the particulars of the water taxi operations - cost, times, etc. Sorry if it sounded snarky. I’m a diver and go to Bonaire on land vacations. KB has some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. You can take a water taxi over to Klein Bonaire from Kralendijk (Bonaire) - it’s cheap and pretty close to where the ships tie up. Take your own gear, water, and snacks - there’s nothing on the island. Taxis run out to KB about every hour. Google is your friend. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. Eventually someone will push the issue and the Puritans will end up losing. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Sgt Hulka’s line in “Stripes” would be quite appropriate here: “Lighten up Francis.” Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. Quite frankly, HAL can stand to lose a few more of it’s “Midwestern Sensibilities”. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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