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Date Posted:Mon, Aug 26 2002, 19:57:03 Author: Princess Subject: Jellyfish scare
Hey Redang lovers,
Firstly, i would like to congratulate for
this superb website. Enough said.
After much consideration (on the longgg journey),
i have finally dcided on Redang wif my BF for the
first time. Both of us are not divers, so 2N will be
enuf i presume to laze ard at Berjaya...
Did some2 say jellyfish??? Oh my god, i got stung once in Bintan (yar bintan!!) and my frd got stung before in S'pore
waters (Sembawang) doing wakeboarding... the prob is tat
these jellios are blind, they just "bump" into you and it
hurts like hell!!! So, if you suay, cannot siam them lar i think...
There is already a simialr topic on jellyfish being discussed before. Probably u might want to take a look at that topic posted by Park. Do not afraid n dun worry, i just came back from redang and i dont hv any jellyfish encounter. :)
I just return from Redang on Wednesday night. We only got stung by plankton. We did not know at first. Day 3, during our snorkelling trip, we got stung again and asked the guide if it was jellyfish. He told us it was plankton. The sensation was like pin-prick and lasted on a minute or two at most. No swells or marks.
Day 3, missus saw *a* bubble with a yellow spots at southern part of Tanjong Tengah of Pasir Panjang Beach. Later I saw a smaller bubble like mass with black spots. In short, we did not encounter any jellyfish.
For protection, we applied SafeSea(tm) lotion. Can't really tell if it protected us or not - I was hoping that it would prevent the plankton from stinging us but it did not. It was not one of the sea creatures that SafeSea claims to protect, only sea lice, most jellyfishes and coral stings.
Re: Anti-Jelly Fish Lotion -- Princess, Fri, Aug 30 2002, 18:03:26
Thanks for your experience... me not very optimistic abt not be stung...either jellyfish or plankton and like... looks like i better bring my Rashguard liao.
What can i wear to protect my legs and feet??
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Protecting legs and feet -- tangotee, Fri, Aug 30 2002, 19:19:24
Please do be alarm with the plankton. It was something new to me and my wife - first time. After being told it was only plankton, we just kindda accepted it with no fear of having rashes. The sensation only really last no more than one or two minutes. Sometimes, only 10 seconds. You see, we're not experienced like some of the other forumites and was worried only if there would be swells the next day. Nothing to worry about once guide Hasan told us it is only plankton. It stung my lower lip but shortly after I forgot about it, continued my snorkelling with gusto. Wife was like, "isn't plankton food for fishes and live off sunlight like green plants", we did not think they would sting.
In 60 minutes of being in the water, I got stung a 3 times and missus only twice. NO jellies, just innoccent plankton thinking we were a whale shark trying to eat it! :)
- can someone comment more about the plankton sting?
As for protection, Alex had very good suggestion: one can buy thin clothing from Isetan or Takashimaya. Day 2, I saw Coral Redang boatman Joli wearing a long sleeve thin-like material, fashionable, and with matching pants. Looks and feel light, so should be easy pack and carry. He go his for 30 RM at K.L.