Every year we see the cycle repeat itself—especially in the mid to late summer months. Well guys, the moon jellies are here. We’re starting to see more and more of them on the fish/dive sites and the Snorkel Reef sites. While they don’t usually pose a significant health hazard, their stings can certainly be painful and cause irritation.
Like most jellyfish, they are pretty slow movers, so you shouldn’t have any trouble dodging them as they swim or drift by, but what about the ones you don’t see or accidentally get a little too close to? You can wear a rash guard, a thin wet suit, or other semi-fitted garment in the water to help protect against those pesky nematocysts (jellyfish stinging cells)!