Thursday, July 28, 2005

EMILY, WHO IS EMILY

As you may have heard, Tulum was scheduled for a direct hit with the latest hurricane that was swirling around in the Carribean. After packing up and securing for the Category 4 hurricane, which was early by the way, July is not a scheduled hurricane month in these parts, we all braced for a long and tiring night.

The surprise, we missed it. Little damage was left in Tulum, and we came out completely unscathed. The dive center is fine, we opened doors the very next business day and went back diving.

But how did we come out unscathed. Even the American television stations who ignore hurricane threats to Mexico, reported that Tulum was scheduled for the hit. Thank a high pressure system from the North which, picked up Emily and had her land just to the north in Puerto Adventuras. We are not happy that Emily landed, nor are we happy for our friends that live in this area to the North. Schools were damaged, palapas/homes were destroyed and the vegetation in the area was ruined. Jungle grows back but lives are a little bit harder to re-build. We have done everything we can to assist friends who have been touched by the storm, and things seem to be getting back to normal for people and businesses in Puerto.

We have surveyed the cenotes and they are fine. Though tired from the clean up, everything is business as usual. Andy is back to snorkel tours and Roman is kicking butt with his diving. He is even able to sneak in some pleasure exploration. We are not even sure who Emily is anymore.

Friday, July 08, 2005

WELCOME TO THE CDC BLOG

Well, we have now gone live for all of you that are curious about what we are doing and what there is to do if you are planning your next vacation to Mexico.

The CDC BLOG is an up-to-date information posting that keeps you in touch with up coming courses, cool cenote trips, guided cenote snorkel tours and the lastest news about Tulum. I have to say that we keep our information business based, there is no personal gossip found here. We also ensure that if you are arriving to Tulum, and you let us know, we will keep your arrival a secret unless it is that you want us to post your upcoming visit. This column will not be a Dear Ann Landers or Sex In The City self help expose. Think of it more as a ´Dear David Tomlinson´ and a ´Dear Customers´ Information Hot Spot for Diving in Mexico. We only have one track minds, diving...diving....diving, oops, beer may slip in here, but really it is about diving.

With Andy on board you will hear more and more about snorkeling as he is becoming the king of cenote snorkel tours here in Tulum. His previous expereince on the Fat Cat Catameran may have something to do with his ability to teach people how to snorkel, and show them a great time. But you will have to go on a tour to really see him in action. It is truly unbelievable.

So if you are looking for infomation on Cave diving, Cenote diving, cenotes, cavern and cave courses and some Tulum tourist information you have hit the right spot. If we give you information and you want some more details, dont hesitate to contact us at info@cenotedive.com. Just remember that we are in Tulum, which is not the computer/tech capital of the world so we may need 24 hours to get back to you. If it rains here, we are out of service. If the guy who runs the computer shop sleeps in late, we are out of service...and if we are diving, we are out of service...so bear with us.

So, welcome to your new diving information source that is up-to-date, informative and full of new diving alternatives and adventures that can not be found anywhere else in the world.