Beware: The Pica Pica are here again! Should never be here this time of year but many people are covered with the rash. After you are in the ocean get out of whatever you are wearing as quickly as possible and wash yourself and the clothing in fresh water.
Pica Pica is the larva stage of a tiny brown jellyfish. The Jelly's and larva float on and near the surface. If the larva is trapped inside some clothing they eat on you.
I dove with a T-shirt on and left it on for several hours. I look like I have posion oak.
THE GOOD NEWS: San Pedro has a public health free clinic. I have never had better treatment anyplace. The ask for a donation from those who can afford it. I was seen by a doctor, given an injection by a nurse and dispensed two oral medications and cortizone 2% cream - all free. Yes, I made a donation. It makes me feel very safe he.
In less than 24 hours my rash was down to the point I could again dive.
Many of the locals are also suffering.
Take only pictures leave only bubbles