stiggy started following Deadly jellyfish - make a note of the Box Jelly Hotline - 1669#
stiggy replied to rooster59's topic in Koh Samui NewsWas hit by one of these buggers in 2009 13th December, after diving between Tao and KPG. Very painful, Unconscious in less than 5 mins, heart stopped on way to hospital (evacuate Boat) Eyes turned red due to blood vessels exploding in them. 4 Days in ICU. Recovery took months, and I still have nerve damage as a result. Wasn't fun at all, at the time pretty much everyone said they are not here etc etc. Good to see that the government are finally warning people. I had 1000's of hours in the sea around Tao and KPG , stung once by the first git I encountered . I have been in the sea since but a bit more cautious now. History of stings show rainy seasons are the worst time. Ironically live in Cairns now and deal with research for other venomous sea creatures.