View single post by SirDiveAlot
 Posted: Wed Jun 6th, 2007 05:48 am
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Joined: Thu Mar 29th, 2007
Location: Alaska USA
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Yes, don't rub the area.  I've heard that you can scrape the area with a credit card (AMEX works best:D).  Vinegar will help neutralize, and I've heard urine in a pinch, it's sterile.  If stung you have nematocysts stuck in your skin!  They are individual stinging cells and react at a primal level. 

It's been my experience that most of these stinging creatures are located in the upper water layer, where one would do a 3-minute stop.  Maybe look up when ascending to your safety stop. ;)