Anyone about to go on diving holidays to Australia in order to see the Great Barrier Reef may be interested in some advice offered to the readers of one newspaper.

Anyone about to go on diving holidays to Australia in order to see the Great Barrier Reef may be interested in some advice offered to the readers of one newspaper.

Responding to a question from a traveller worried about jellyfish, KC Summers, writing for the Business Mirror, acknowledged that while swimmers will be entering the territory of the creatures, there are some measures people can take to avoid being stung.

Firstly, divers should wear a lycra stinger suit which are available to rent from most dive schools and which may prevent the tentacles from touching the skin.

Secondly, divers should only go into the water at patrolled beaches, preferably those with safety nets, the news provider suggests.

Finally, people should enter the water slowly so that the jellyfish have time to swim away before swimmers and divers approach.

Anyone who is stung by a jellyfish should douse the affected area in vinegar or, as a last resort, urine, Ms Summers comments.

According to Marine Stingers, the main time when divers may be at risk from dangerous jellyfish is typically from November through to May.


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