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#283439 - 06/07/08 05:38 PM Gas prices  
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Well it looks like that by august gas will rise to 17bzd per gallon-this obviously will not help any of the tour dive companies and indeed the people who fly us here-if we do not watch out we will end up losing all our visitors to Playa del carmen et al

#283440 - 06/07/08 05:53 PM Re: Gas prices [Re: Pedro1]  
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VivaAreobus flies Austin Cancun $119 RT, then bus down.

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#283475 - 06/07/08 10:56 PM Re: Gas prices [Re: Ernie B]  
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Is VivaAreobus flying down a bunch of fuel for the dive operators too????

A Blue Hole dive trip must be approaching $325usd.

#283478 - 06/07/08 11:02 PM Re: Gas prices [Re: reaper]  
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How much of that $325 is for gas?

#283503 - 06/08/08 09:25 AM Re: Gas prices [Re: BrusselSprout]  
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But the trip would still be worth it! Blue hole trip is about 120 miles round trip - assuming they don't have to divert to the "long way" which adds another 40 miles.

#283505 - 06/08/08 09:58 AM Re: Gas prices [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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The blue hole trip is $250. us and includes the 40 us park fee and 10% sales tax. its been the same price for years and i don't hear any of the operators planning to change it.
It takes 2 to 2 and one half hours to get there and the same back.
i send the trip out about three times a week.

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#283570 - 06/08/08 09:03 PM Re: Gas prices [Re: elbert]  

It's possible to maintain prices with full boats. But with boats half full or less it is unlikely to be tenable in the long term.

#283604 - 06/09/08 08:47 AM Re: Gas prices [Re: ]  
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This is all moot.
There is no problem.
Prices for the Blue hole have not changed in years and
it hasn't gotten any longer or shorter of a trip.
Gas prices haven't done anything but go up since the invention of the combustion engine.
...and unless there is a plan to move Playa del carmen out of Mexico were not going to lose any business to them :-)

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#283614 - 06/09/08 09:47 AM Re: Gas prices [Re: elbert]  
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The ostrich speaks-someone who has never run(paid for) a commercial boat in his life-has no major investment in his business-Elbert gas is going to double in the next few months -this is going to make diving at least 50% more expensive-this is going to stop some people from coming here which means less divers which means smaller groups of divers on the boats which means % more to run the boats-look at rice/flour/beans all have doubled and it is getting worse-look at the occupancy of the hotels all going down with the expenses of running said places going up-electricity will have risen over 50% by september within a year-next year could and imo will be a problem

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#283620 - 06/09/08 10:05 AM Re: Gas prices [Re: Pedro1]  
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elbert Offline
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Peter,I've created a big successful dive shop with little to no capitol investment or liability exposure, some people think thats smart business. I feel very qualified after 20 years in San Pedros diving industry to give opinions on it.
Hows the Pizza business doing?

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