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#117754 - 05/01/06 03:11 PM Pica Pica  
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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.

#117755 - 05/01/06 03:28 PM Re: Pica Pica  
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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.

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

#117757 - 05/01/06 06:03 PM Re: Pica Pica  
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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

#117758 - 05/01/06 09:55 PM Re: Pica Pica  
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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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#117759 - 05/02/06 07:58 AM Re: Pica Pica  
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Thanks for the advice. Can't wait to get back!

#117760 - 05/02/06 10:41 AM Re: Pica Pica  
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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?

#117761 - 05/02/06 03:04 PM Re: Pica Pica  
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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.

#117762 - 05/02/06 04:11 PM Re: Pica Pica  
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Here's another interesting article on Pica Pica

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


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#117763 - 05/02/06 04:35 PM Re: Pica Pica  
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And, one more I found for you

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


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