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lybc

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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #20 on: 22 Mar 16, 18:09 »
If i remember correctly, i dived @ tioman during those periods. (think it was when i took my OW)

You were lucky to have missed the jellies. I still remember the countless times I was there during that period. Some of the jellies are having diameters of over 1 metre.  :P

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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #21 on: 23 Mar 16, 09:46 »
You were lucky to have missed the jellies. I still remember the countless times I was there during that period. Some of the jellies are having diameters of over 1 metre.  :P
big one are usually very visible and easy to avoid, it is those pool of small transparent jelly fish surrounding you during safety stop that are hard to avoid.

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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #22 on: 23 Mar 16, 09:48 »
You were lucky to have missed the jellies. I still remember the countless times I was there during that period. Some of the jellies are having diameters of over 1 metre.  :P

o.O i'd love to see the big jellies. maybe not the small ones thou. haha.
As i said, sometimes, it's not what you wear, if you are meant to be stung, you will be stung. =P

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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #23 on: 23 Mar 16, 11:13 »
This is what a bloom looks like. When this happens there is no escape. How badly stung you are depends on how covered up you are.

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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #24 on: 23 Mar 16, 13:07 »
I also got stung by baby jelly fishes during my safety stop. They were carried along by the current. You ll feel like a sitting duck, stuck there for at least 5 mins waiting to be stung and there is nothing that you can do.

That's when I decided that I need to be covered as much as possible.

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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #25 on: 30 Mar 16, 08:04 »
big one are usually very visible and easy to avoid, it is those pool of small transparent jelly fish surrounding you during safety stop that are hard to avoid.

Not during a feeding frenzy.

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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #26 on: 12 Apr 16, 15:08 »
Oh man you guys are scaring me lol

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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #27 on: 12 Apr 16, 17:06 »
Oh man you guys are scaring me lol

It is definitely not to scare anybody. We are simply sharing our experiences over years of diving and what might happen. It will then be your decision or not to wear or not to wear exposure protection and how much according to your comfort level.
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Re: Is Wetsuit necessary?
« Reply #28 on: 18 Apr 16, 14:56 »
Thank you so much guys!