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Bad Sea Lice in Khoh Samui

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Bad Sea Lice in Khoh Samui

Hello All,

We have just returned from 4 weeks in Thailand. We had a great time but I just wanted to warn other travelers, who may not be aware, that we found a lot of sea lice in the ocean off Chaweng Beach in Samui and also Haad Tien? in Koh Tao. It was disappointing and made swimming in the ocean unpleasant, even thought we consider ourselves pretty resilient travelers.

I' m not wanting to put a bad spin on these beaches but just wanted to warn others. Had I been more aware of the problem with sea lice in South Chaweng Beach I probably would not have stayed there.

My family and I wondered if the presence of sea lice has anything to do with the 'spetic tanks' and /or pollution in these more developed areas.

On a positive note, I do have a great recommendation for a snorkling trip on Koh Tao. I will post a separate subject trip report on this when I dig out the guides details & phone #.


Edited: 5:04 am, July 16, 2012
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31. Re: Bad Sea Lice in Khoh Samui

I wrote it for Gary ms benefit, I know its an old thread but hey so what

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32. Re: Bad Sea Lice in Khoh Samui

We had them two years in a row, and we were there in May. It was not too bad, but you could feel a little bit of a sting. Cheers

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33. Re: Bad Sea Lice in Khoh Samui

My husband and I are currently in Thailand and went for a day trip to Phi Phi islands on Saturday (14th Feb). We also experienced lots of sea lice which made both swimming and snorkelling very unpleasant and in fact we were unable to stay in the water because of them.

The following day I developed a red itchy rash on my arms, legs and body which I am putting down to the sea lice.

Definitely something to be wary of if you are travelling to this area of Thailand.

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34. Re: Bad Sea Lice in Khoh Samui

Due to respect koh smaui and koh phi phi are not in the same area. Koh Samui is in the east coast and koh phi phi is in the west coast.

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