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#71045 - 07/20/03 03:38 AM Turneffe/Pica-Pica Questions
Snorkelers2 Offline
We are heading to AC August 9-16. I'm told that this is not the season for sea lice. Is this true, or should we bring along some Safe Sea?

Also, does anyone know of a tour or tour operator that takes snorkelers to Turneffe or one of the other Atolls from AC? Or is that too far for a day trip?

Thanks.

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#71046 - 07/20/03 06:04 AM Re: Turneffe/Pica-Pica Questions
RobertE Offline
Leave the Safe Sea at home. I got the last of the Pica Pica the first of June and that was a remant that was hanging on a nasty looking mooring buoy line I new better than to touch on a safety stop (scuba diving) but I did anyway.

Those guys are gone. Look at the main page of the board under goods & services under diving and check a few of the dive operators home pages. Some have pricing for snorkelers to Turneffe or you could e-mail them. Pretty sure Amigos Del Mar does.

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#71047 - 07/20/03 07:16 AM Re: Turneffe/Pica-Pica Questions
sweets Offline
I was in SP until the end of June and I still got some pica-pica and so did some kids I know. It could very well be gone by now but just a tip - a lot of the local guides and such lather up in baby oil before they go in the water so the pica-pica just slide right off! smile
You could also try Aqua Dives for Turneffe.

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#71048 - 07/20/03 09:24 PM Re: Turneffe/Pica-Pica Questions
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If you want to go to the Atolls, go with Amigos del Mar. They have a beautiful Pro48, very comfy with a good head. I've been out there on other boats, but this was definitely the way to go.
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#71049 - 07/20/03 10:27 PM Re: Turneffe/Pica-Pica Questions
Snorkelers2 Offline
Are there any snorkelers out there who have done an Atolls trip? I'm wondering what the day consists of and if you can snorkel to a beach ... or is the boat your base for the entire day?

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#71050 - 07/21/03 04:03 AM Re: Turneffe/Pica-Pica Questions
sweets Offline
Yes, I think you can snorkel - my mom has before, just let them know when you book....Seashell - should be okay? I haven't been with Amigos.

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#71051 - 07/21/03 06:02 AM Re: Turneffe/Pica-Pica Questions
KC Offline
Yeah, my daughter got a touch of pica pica the end of June, too. Not too bad though, after she "showered" with vinegar.

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