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    Jellyfish

    Greetings:
    I'm curious if there are many reports of people being stung by jelly's. I've visited the Caribbean several times. Jamaica, Bahamas, Cancun, and I have been stung 2 out of the 3 times I've been there. While in the Bahamas and Cancun I was stung each time. In the Bahamas it was quite windy, so I know the wind was blowing them into shallow waters, but with Cancun, I was in shin-deep water and was stung. This has made me a bit scared to try snorkeling or even enter the water at the resort we're staying at. How prevelant are these annoying and painful creatures? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks!!
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    this forum has been up and running for almost 4 years.
    jellyfish talk is very infrequent.
    i think it is a non issue
    but check the thread link below
    Jelly fish

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    In my 23 trips to Aruba, there was a jellyfish problem once back in April 2006 (lasted a whole two hours - LOL!) They had everyone out of the water for a couple of hours and then all was fine again. It is definitely a rarity in Aruba so I wouldn't even think twice about it.
    ~Amy~® -- 37th trip to Aruba: New Year's Eve 2018/2019 -- Napa: March 2019 -- 38th trip to Aruba: April/May 2019 -- Boston: July 2019 -- Paris: Sept/Oct 2019


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    It is extremely rare probably due to the trade winds.
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    We are going for our 22nd trip and my wife has been stung twice. She is soooo sweet they always find her. She just told me last night, I don't know if I want to go in the ocean without her dive skin. She is the type that she really swells up after any sting so she is not average when it comes to that kind of stuff.
    Snorkel Mangel Halto, day or night with a waterscooter. Check out our website. E-mail Alex at arubabob@live.com or call Alex local: 745-7459 Or visit: www.arubabobsnorkeling.com 53rd trip Dec 5, 2018.
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    >>> "In my 23 trips to Aruba"
    ---- A few more trips for me and have never seen one. First started going end of May and now 2 weeks in June so time of year might make a difference.
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