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Pica Pica #117754
05/01/06 03:11 PM
05/01/06 03:11 PM
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Washington, DC & San Diego
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I understand that there has been a lot of pica pica recently. Can anyone tell me how long these outbreaks typically last? We are planning to come down around Memorial Day and want to dive, dive, dive.

Re: Pica Pica #117755
05/01/06 03:28 PM
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Typically Pica Pica outbreaks last anywhere from two weeks to a month. Make sure to wear lots of Sunblock so they slide off your skin. Also a small bottle of vinegar in your dive bag will help in case you get stung, just pour over the area.

Re: Pica Pica #117756
05/01/06 04:32 PM
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I also use SafeSea. Google the name and order it online. It works.

Re: Pica Pica #117757
05/01/06 06:03 PM
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go to leisurepro.com and you can order it there for a reasonable price....john in denver safe sea that is

Re: Pica Pica #117758
05/01/06 09:55 PM
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I dove all last week and didn't hear anyone talk about pica pica. It comes and goes and every once in a while you run into it. Come down and have a good time.


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Re: Pica Pica #117759
05/02/06 07:58 AM
05/02/06 07:58 AM
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Washington, DC & San Diego
scubahal Offline OP
 
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Thanks for the advice. Can't wait to get back!

Re: Pica Pica #117760
05/02/06 10:41 AM
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What exactly is Pica Pica and what happens if you come into contact with it? Is it like a sea flea?

Re: Pica Pica #117761
05/02/06 03:04 PM
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Belikin Bill-Thanks for the link. I grew up on the coast surfing and swimming, and have had these bothersom parasites more times than I care to remember, just never heard of them being called Pica Pica.Interesting.

Re: Pica Pica #117762
05/02/06 04:11 PM
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Oley Valley, Pa. USA
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Here's another interesting article on Pica Pica

//www.ambergriscaye.com/reefbriefs/briefs62.html


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Re: Pica Pica #117763
05/02/06 04:35 PM
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Oley Valley, Pa. USA
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And, one more I found for you

//www.ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/picapica.html


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