Dealing With Mosquitoes In Tropical Snorkeling Locations
I have a question about dealing with mosquitoes in tropical snorkeling locations. May is SUPPOSED to be among the driest of months in the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao), but just after we arrived, there was a very impressive lightning storm with significant rainfall. There was at least one other major downpour during our stay, plus showers now and again.
We got in A LOT of very fine snorkeling, so no complaints about the rainfall on that score. But whether typical for May or not, there were lots of mosquitoes. By the time I realized this, I was already covered (scalp to feet) with many angry, itchy welts.
Fellow Tropics Travelers, do you just ASSUME there will be a hordes of voracious mosquitoes whenever you're in a tropical spot & make sure you cover yourselves with a serious repellent whenever you could be a target???
Wearing long pants, long sleeved shirts, socks, hats, was sometimes OK. But the temperature and humidity were mostly very high & wearing them seemed unthinkable.
Anyway, I'm sure this is an issue for at least some others & I'm interested to hear what you do.