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Fire coral

1 Nov

Friends should rather explore this coral species, because if one of us recognize the fire with other reef corals. The risk is that your skin burning sensation if touched this rock. can be drawn that if the fire coral that can be enlarged to have nematocycsts sting and pierce the skin. So when snorkeling or diving should better know this reef also.

Treatment:

First aid is the provision of 5% vinegar in the wound. The goal is to inactivation of nematocysts (the part that contains toxins). If no vinegar, can also be used 40-70% alcohol, baking soda, papain (meat tenderizer), lemon juice or lime, can also ammonia. Shaving the affected areas using a razor blade can also help eliminate the sting is still lagging.

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Jellyfish

1 Nov

Jellyfish, no doubt with how sore if exposed tentacles. Many species of jellyfish with varying degrees of pain, of course. Starting from the pain, leaving charred to death. When met at sea should not avoid the tentacles touched, except if you dress like a completely sealed using a Wetsuit, gloves to boots.

Treatment:

Pour rubbing alcohol or liquids that contain alcohol (can also liquor, after-shave, etc.) or given vinegar – place to eliminate the sting of a poisonous nematokis. Solution of ammonia or baking soda can also help.
Lever or scrape one-way bite area with a blunt knife to remove the tentacle or tentacles (thorn) and dry with salt, sugar, dust, sand and so forth.
Wide ligature or bandage can be mounted to locate this wound.
To relieve pain may be given painkillers and topical anesthetic ointment. After the pain disappeared, can be applied antibiotic ointment to reduce inflammation.

Beware and Danger

18 Sep

Tips for general tourist trip for arround the karimunjawa islands

Bulu Babi

18 Sep

Bulu babi usually hide among the corals in groups, some of them are white and the others are black…..if some one had taken the poison of bulu babi you can scrub the symptom with cigarette or your urine. So be ware for this creatures, when you’re snorkeling or swimming

East season, West season and Monsoon

18 Sep

The local can show you which island is the good one and which one can be visited according to weather. ……beware about changing season on the sea. should be noticed, the best visiting karimunjawa is on musim timur [east season] not the opposite or changing weather into first and second monsoon periods. in this case will happened tidal waves with unpredictable weather (sunny then shower rain and the worst is thunderstorm).