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Snorkeling at Silver Sands - Stinging Things


Fire coral, spiny fish, anything really ugly. If it's really ugly or has spiky things coming out of it, stay away. Without exception, none of the sea creatures is eager to take a "fish" of your size on. They will only attack if you mess with them or corner them.

There are some little things that look like jelly fish (transparent) but they do not have tentacles and don't sting. There are very occasional jelly fish, mostly when the water gets warmer, but they are very rare. You just have to be careful to stay away from tentacles, and leave the area.

With all the snorkeling I've done I've never been stung.

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Fishes, including squid, on the reef, photo contributed by Rick Evans. View his vacation photos at Richard Evans Guest Album.

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