View single post by Vince Radice
 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2007 02:48 am
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Vince Radice

Joined: Wed Oct 26th, 2005
Location: San Carlos, Mexico
Posts: 1096
Here is what Rescate recommends and how I handle a man of war sting.

First thing is prevention, revise the area before you dive and protect skin from sting with rash guard or lycra.

When swimming always look in front of you when you swim, if you do this you will not be stung.

I was at maritini cove today with five of my divers and jelly fish every where and no one was stung!!

If stung immediately take off tentacles with tips of fingers. Finger tips will not be stung they are calloused over. The gravity of the sting is directly proportional to the time the tentacles are in contact with your skin.

I carry a spray bottle with a 50-50 solution of water and amonia in it. After tentacles have been removed spray area with solution.

If you have stomach cramping rescate recommends a calcium tablet to relax your stomach muscles.

Prenvention is the key though never let your guard down and use a rash guard or a dive skin, we carry them at Sonoran Sport Center and I never dive in summer with out them.

good luck and good diving.