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Help Stop Development of Xcacel Beach

We have recently heard some shocking news that once again, the turtle sanctuary at Xcacel and Xcacelito is being threatened by encroaching development. To find out more about Xcacel beach, what is being proposed and the potential harm it might … Continue reading

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Tulum marine conservation zone project ideas

For any one who is interested, I am planning to begin work with some other people to begin the processes necessary for the establishment of a marine reserve in the Tulum area. Beginning in January 2008 we will begin discussions … Continue reading

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Christmas party

Saturday night we had a little fiesta at El Crucero. It was fun, Santa Mark and his little elf Sharon even delivered some gifts for the good little boys and girls who came. Conrad wandered around and took some photos, … Continue reading

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Lobster harvesting and eating.

Many people do not realize that lobsters play a vital role to reefs. They clean all the organic garbage up by eating it. Without them, the corals eventually start to die, probably due to bacterial infections or lack of oxygen … Continue reading

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Sustainable fishing? Where?

A few anecdotes and opinions on the subject…… Almost every time we used to have a night dive at our moored site at Tankah Reef, there is a boat there from a local restaurant (since destroyed by Hurricane Dean) fishing … Continue reading

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Shark population declines.

Anybody like sharks? At least it’s nice to see a reef shark now and then when diving and Bulls and Hammerheads are a thrill and rarely do they harm humans. In any case they are a vital part of the … Continue reading

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Spearfishing and Diving

Well… I have been hearing a number of stories lately of local (Tulum and Akumal) Divemasters and guides actually spearfishing while guiding a group of divers. In one case, divers from our shop actually witnessed and were a bit shocked … Continue reading

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