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Old 09-18-2005, 05:50 PM
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Is it true it helps to feed the fish dog bisquits? Also what to do if I run into a barracuda, mori eel or jelly fish. Swim away stay still?
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Don't know about dog biscuits, but I have had great success attracting fish using frozen peas.
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:35 PM
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Don't know about dog biscuits, but I have had great success attracting fish using frozen peas.
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OK Nancey...now HOW do you get frozen peas on a cruise?
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:40 PM
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Is it true it helps to feed the fish dog bisquits? Also what to do if I run into a barracuda, mori eel or jelly fish. Swim away stay still?
Mori Eels are nocturnal so they should not be a problem (just DON'T stick your hand into small caves/holes in the reef!)

Barracuda (and sharks) are rarely a problem and in fact you can get some pretty good photos - just DO NOT attempt to feed them OR poke them!

The old SCUBA adage "if they're feeding, you best not be bleeding" is a trueism
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Hi The dog biscuits really work as they take longer to break down. We take big ones and the fish love them and will stay with you and feed for a while.
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Okay bobinnm,
I guess frozen peas sounds like a lame suggestion for cruisers. But, on occassion I have purchased them at a grocery store/market in port and also some tour operators bring them on snorkeling excursions as bait.
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If you are snorkeling at a marine sanctuary or national park it is illeagal to feed the fish. As far as a barracuda the best thing to do is take of all your jewelery. moray eels are very uncommon and only live under rocks, so as long as you are not putting your hands in any holes, I wouldn't even worry about them. Jelly fish swim away. they drift with the current so as long as you avoid direct contact it is not a problem. If you are visiting St. Thomas on your trip check out the Castaway Barefoot Sail and Snorkel trip. It is the best snorkeling in the Virgin Islands and has a shipwreck. The crew is very professional and will give you all the instruction you need. Snorkel equipment is also provided along with floatation jackets.
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:58 AM
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I guess frozen peas sounds like a lame suggestion for cruisers. But, on occassion I have purchased them at a grocery store/market in port and also some tour operators bring them on snorkeling excursions as bait.
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Hi Nancy!

No not really at all - and I suspect that peas make really good fish food!

I was just wondering how you PACKED *frozen* peas

Now I know how it's done - thanks for the answer!
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Hi The dog biscuits really work as they take longer to break down. We take big ones and the fish love them and will stay with you and feed for a while.
Great idea - thanks for the tip! (also noted on no feeding the fish in parks :-)
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Thanks for the info everyone. Im already booked with Sonny liston tours which include 2 hours at the beach of my choice so it's eather Coki or Saphire for a quick snorkle.
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