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Is there a specific jellyfish season, or a time when they are really bad in PV?

Seattle, Washington
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1. Re: Jellyfish?

There isn't specific season, they have a tendancy propagate when the water gets warmer along with the presence of alge however.

When I was there in mid January I saw no evidence, and had only heard of one minor inccedent. (I think I would personaly swim with sharks) !

Other Ops have posted about a repelant spray that may work, I didn't have time to try it.

Tonawanda, New York
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2. Re: Jellyfish?

We have seen jellyfish in late Feb. and early March.

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3. Re: Jellyfish?

FIrst poster is right on. When are you thinking of going? We just got back as we spent the first week of March in PV and Bucerias and we swam alot and never saw any jellyfish which is a good thing.

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4. Re: Jellyfish?

When we were there either last May or September, there were dead jelly fish all over the beach foe one day at Dreams. I can't remember which month it was. The next day there were a couple of them and then none for the rest of our stay.

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5. Re: Jellyfish?

My youngest was stung several times playing in the water at Los Muertos Beach in both April and May. Doesn't seem to stop him from hitting the water, though!

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6. Re: Jellyfish?

They are rarely around in mid-summer (where I'm most familiar with the ocean) because it's very calm waters. In my experience they seem to be around most when the water is rough and they are washed in from further out. I always walk the beach to look for dead ones. No dead ones on the beach is a good indication of the likelihood of them being in the water.

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