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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:12 AM
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Default Western Carib - Jelly Fish

OK, my wife is making me post this question.
We are booked on the Valor for Western Carib.
Grand Cayman, Belize, Costa Maya, Isla Roatan.

Do any of these ports have problems with Jelly Fish in the water.

We were in the Bahamas last year and went snorkeling and had a ton of jelly fish join us. This put a big damper on the excursion.

Anybody have any thoughts on this??

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We didn't see any when we went in November of 2004
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mehawk,
cool, thanks
I guess there is really that you can do about them anyway.
But, they certainly put a damper on things if you are trying to snorkle and they are all swimming around.

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You're quite welcome. Have a great and relaxing trip.
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I did hear a couple talk about seeing a jellyfish in Costa Maya when they went snorkeling there. Since I didn't go snorkeling there, I can't vouch for that.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 12:46 PM
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OK,
Thanks to all who replied.
Just hope we do not have any problems with those little critters.
Mitch...
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Thimble jellyfish are a seasonal phenomena in parts of the Caribbean. Starting in late March, thimble jellyfish gather in large numbers to spawn. The season can run as long as three months.

Thimble jellyfish are small, brown, pulsating jellyfish the size of you thumb tip. In large numbers they can look like an oil slick on the water.

The adult thimble jellyfish are not harmful. It is the larvae to which people can have a srong skin reaction. These invisible larvae can get trapped under the edge of swimwear, causing a painful rash.

SeaSafe brand suntan lotion has an ingredient specifically designed to reduce jellyfish stings. It can be a wise investment fro water enthusiasts who are affected by thimble jellyfish.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 04:26 AM
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(Tongue in cheek) when you see jelly fish, get some bread and peanut butter...
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drew sailbum,
That is some interesting information.
We are going late Aug so hopefully we will not have a problem.

Thanks you very much for the follow-up.
Mitch

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I like the PBJ idea also
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