Discussion in 'Living in Cancun' started by mixz1, Apr 22, 2007.
Re: Sea Lice
Are you riding naked or half clothed?
Re: Sea Lice
I'd guess that any activity where you get splashed with sea water could give rise to being affected.
Just as an update I went to Isla Mujeres again on Monday, just 3 or 4 days after my last trip there and there was no sign of the thimble jellyfish this time.
LOL...I don't think they would let me ride naked on the jet ski...LOL...
Thank Steve for the update on the sea lice...
Naked jet ski riding is a bit like naked water sking - not advised.
do not know any scientific or medical season for what I am telling but as a local I know what people who live here said or experience and I have seen it happening during 6 years.
Sea Lice season will begin when the last north wind is over and the south east wind start to blow and it will end with the first warm rain, usually between the end of May and middle of June.
I went in the water at Playa Norte yesterday and today have itchy welts not as bad as when I am training but bad enough to keep me out of the ocean for at least a month or 2. They really are annoying little buggers.
A bunch of us were at Playa Langosta yesterday and as far as I know, noone had any problems. We were in the water all day too, so they apparently steered clear of us.
Cunspin, sorry to hear you got hit! Hope it's not too bad, good excuse for more cold showers and margaritas.
It's funny but I started this thread a year ago. Now, in anticipation of my granddaughter's arrival, I'm wondering if the annual sea lice infestation has started yet.
As a secondary question, has a source for the purchase of SeaSafe appeared in Cancun or do I have to pick some up while stateside?
We just spent the day in Petempich (north of Pto Morelos and south of Cancun) and were told that the sea lice have come and gone there. They were out 2 weeks ago there but are no more.