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Re: biting things #67251
04/30/03 08:28 AM
04/30/03 08:28 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 180
USA
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Maya10,
Look us up after you get in and get a feel for the surrondings. We're staying at the Paradise Villas in 2B. If we're not there leave a note, and we'll hook up. We leave AC on 5/12. We're AC rookies but we will have a handle on the place in no time.

BCs has a BBQ every Sunday - I think everybody goes.

Don't know about Big Blue, that must be what you call the big pit. But Oranogo does have a plane, a car, a bus I think, mining euipment in the shafts, and a bunch misc. stuff in the bottom. It is actually an old lead and zinc mine, that provided lead for the wars from the Civil War thru WWII. Then they flooded it, with a depth of around 200', there are shafts starting at a depth of about 80' that run for up to 30-miles - all the way to Picher OK. But you probably know all that.
I can tell you that the water on the surface and the water at 110' is not related. The thermal-cline was at 25' - in July the water goes from 80 to 65 degerees & every 10' it goes down another 2-3 degrees - at 110' it was a cold s-o-b, and I had on a 7-mill wetsuit w/hood. The tech guys going in the shafts wore drysuits of course (the bastards). Maybe I was only meant to dive in warm Carribean water.

(You can e-mail me at [email protected])

See ya in paradise.

The Shark


"We're gonna need a bigger boat" - Brody
Re: biting things #67252
05/01/03 08:15 AM
05/01/03 08:15 AM
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Alabama
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Dang!! I didn't know they made 100% deet. I thought that strong it would take your skin off and give you brain damage.

Re: biting things #67253
05/01/03 10:49 AM
05/01/03 10:49 AM
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Missouri
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maya10 Offline OP
 
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Shark- Look us up at Ramon's May 7-14 or we will leave word at your resort. We definitely plan to hit BC's BBQ on the 11th. My hubby will have very short red hair and a lot of freckles(might look like a tan from a distance). Just yell out "OZ" and he'll get the message. Have a safe trip and let's get together on AC!

Re: biting things #67254
05/01/03 10:59 AM
05/01/03 10:59 AM
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Brookline MA USA
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I've always had luck with Skin So Soft mixed half and half with water (and shaken before using). It takes care of mosquitos and no-see-ums. The no-see-ums seem to land and just stop.

But there hasn't been much of a bug problem on AC in the months we've been there (Dec, Jan, Feb). Just some mosquitos at dusk. I understand that the mosquitos go away in June, July.

If you find something that stops biting flies, let me know.

Mike Ryan

Re: biting things #67255
05/01/03 11:04 AM
05/01/03 11:04 AM
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Posts: 8,880
Canada
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You are right about the higher percentage DEET products. Treat the container and contents with respect. It will peel your nailpolish and dissolve other items. I keep mine in a little ziplock and that seems to keep things safe enough.
Always, always wash your hands after application.


A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: biting things #67256
05/01/03 11:05 AM
05/01/03 11:05 AM
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Missouri
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maya10 Offline OP
 
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Shark- guess I should mention, I don't know yet which room we will be in, but leave a note at the desk for "Oz" if you want, and we will get it.

Re: biting things #67257
05/01/03 11:06 AM
05/01/03 11:06 AM
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dogmatic prevaricator Offline
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I was bug-free during my stay in town, however, during my sojourns north and south of town, the only problems I had is with the flies. These flies are not only impervious to repellants, they fly faster than a golf cart. I can only hope my blood alcohol content had a negative effect, but alas, I'll never know.


If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
Re: biting things #67258
05/02/03 05:13 PM
05/02/03 05:13 PM
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Hmmm, dp, your blood alcohol count may have had something to do with the flies being attracted to you.

And to the other poster that was concerned about DEET giving them brain damage. Don't worry about that, San Pedro seems to make us all come home a bit crazy anyway.


A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: biting things #67259
05/02/03 05:21 PM
05/02/03 05:21 PM
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yeah, they were flying kinda squirrely during the afterbite, or maybe that was relative to my driving, or maybe I was on a deet high, nonetheless, a good time was had by all.


If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
Re: biting things #67260
05/02/03 06:46 PM
05/02/03 06:46 PM
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Posts: 278
Willard, Mo.,USA
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The Beef-worms, or bot-flies in the bush are pretty freaky. The bot flies' eggs, and then the larvas stay under your skin until ready to "pop-out". In between they make their own breath holes via your skin. Later they pop out of the hosts skin and drop to the ground digging into the soil. Later they make it to being an adult fly. The Belizean agric. minis. has fought against this nasty flies for years, and it appears there are not so many problems. Spray yourself for deet products always. Of course Tommy-Goffs don't care about sprays.............mel s.


Mel Sinderman
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