A lot of conflicting "information" being spread, often perhaps with wishful thinking, but my gut feeling is that they are well down. A major dive centre had no boats out yesterday afternoon, and at least one smaller one has had no tourist customers for days. Compare this with three or more years ago at this time, when I always had two or three boats out morning and afternoon, full, for the entire Christmas/New Year season.

The manager of a well-regarded medium sized hotel said yesterday visitor numbers were "frightening".