Careful on those beaches
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 27, 2013 2:47 AM Last Post By: surfboy
Feb 26, 2013 8:40 AM
Careful on those beachesJust a little gentle reminder to be careful swimming on some beaches. Was swimming yesteday on Bantayan and the water was not too clear because of the windy conditions stiiring up the sand. Heard a young lady screaming in pain and watched as her boyfriend carried her to the shore. Went over and the poor girl had at least 20 Sea Urchin spines through her foot! She was in total agony and I advised her to go to one of the local resorts and either immerse it in hot water or soak it in vinegar. Doest happen often, but when it does it aint pleasant!.. Be wary..
Feb 26, 2013 10:23 AM
Feb 26, 2013 12:36 PM
2I saw signs up at resorts in Siquijor that alerted the customers to the possible danger of it, sea urchins. I've never seen that anywhere else.
Feb 26, 2013 4:39 PM
3Yes Jagman, off the beach at Santa Fe where there are normally no visible Sea Urchins, so she was very unlucky to say the least! And yes Callippo much more prevalent on Siquijor. Watch where you put your feet down or even better wear some footwear if you cant see the bottom..
Feb 27, 2013 12:07 AM
Feb 27, 2013 2:47 AM
5Yes, think she must have put her full body weight down right on the thing! Had another look swimming today as the water was crystal clear. The only sea urchins I could find were amongst small areas of rocky bottom on an otherwise clean sandy area stretching for kms, this girl was real unlucky. Also did a litte research on the interweb and seems some Sea Urchins can cause paralysis and even coma ! ..
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