Well, it has been one really wet weekend! Seems like the tropical low set the tone for what was certainly less than stellar snorkeling conditions. The good news is that all this bad weather will be moving far and away. If you can wait a few days for the water to settle out the rest of the week is looking very promising.
Starting as early as Tuesday afternoon we should see the wind laying down below 15 knots which means a return to our normal 1 to 2 foot seas out at the barrier reef. From there on things will be looking real good. Perhaps some small T-storms in the afternoon but nothing like what we saw last Sunday. If it were me I would plan on making Wednesday or Thursday my “go to” day for a reef trip.
Had not heard any reports about Moon Jellies lately. On our last trip out we saw a few but nothing to worry about. Remember the best way to deal with any potentially harmful marine life is to respect their space. Moon Jellies are probably the least offensive as long as you don’t go crazy when you touch one. Their stinging cells (nematocysts for you reef geeks) are found along the periphery of their skirt. If you encounter one just stay clear of the edges and you will be fine.
Well thats all I got for now. If anything changes in the forecast you can make sure that we will be the first to let you know. Till then enjoy and remember “Respect the Reef”
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