Beach Safety, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Every year between Mid' of July and aprx Mid of August a huge Jellyfish groups "visit" Israel on its way north. (towards Lebanon and further north).
Those Jellyfishes are NOT as dangerouse / deadly as in Australia for example or maybe in other places too BUT they can give you a bad burns on the skin !!!
They are BIG and nasty and the spread their (sort of) poison while they are around so if you're close to them you can alredy feel it on your skin though its nothing bad however you will NOT want to "meet" them personaly and feel them on your body... So be aware of that.
For some reason there are no signs that warns about it in the beaches, the locals knows this but tourist may not know so if you're going to swim best thing to do is first see if the locals swin and you can also ask people if its okay or if you better just wet your self quickly and run away... (like i do at this times LoL ).
What to do if you were burned
Although this kind of Jellyfish are not deadly, if you were really unlucky and a Jellyfish was stucked on your skin, first of all get out of the water and go quickly to get some medical treat at the first aid station at the beach.
if there's no first aid station check at the life guard place.
The best thing to use is putting lots of vinegar cause it neutralized the poison.
If there is no such thing around better use water with salt.
Do not scrash the burn with sand or put on it sand And if you dont have that or that or that you can use your urine which helps though doesnt smell too good.
I had a lot of fun swimming at Gordon Beach in February. However, locals are telling me, that every year unsuspecting tourists are dragged by undercurrents in the sea. There is a lifeguard on duty during the day, and some areas are even blocked from swimming. Just watch out. Most of the time however, this is a wonderful beach for a swim anytime of the day !
Locals are telling me, that every year unsuspecting tourists are dragged by undercurrents in the sea. There is a lifeguard on duty, and some areas are even blocked from swimming. Just watch out. Most of the time however, this is a wonderful beach for a swim anytime of the day !