I am now in the Playa del Carmen area, no damages by Hurricane Dean, the town is in perfect shape and as lively always, I will be diving on Sunday and see how things are underwater. There are just some minor road damages south of the island of Cozumel. Today it is sunny. Chetumal was another history, I was there last Sunday and the day was wonderful, but Tuesday night the hurricane came and for instance the beautiful ball where I give my work lectures was destroyed by the hurricane. The city had no electricity in areas as electric poles went down, floods and destruction were everywhere. I haven't been in Laguna de Bacalar but I remember that when hurricane Gilberto hit back in 1988 (if I remember correctly) it took two years for the water in the lagoon to clear up.