“What do you mean we shouldn’t go inside the sanctuary?” I snap at the poor, suddenly-rattled guide at the Sohoton National Park. He was going on and on about the infamous jellyfish not being in season and that it was too low tide and there were few boatmen available and how it would be okay not to experience it because we wouldn’t see many jellyfish anyway and the boat would find it hard to pass through the entrances. I was finding it hard to listen. After a 3 hour boat ride from Siargao and you tell me I shouldn’t see any jellyfish? “I will swim that if I have to,” I say to him, a little strongly, probably half joking. He laughs nervously. “No, Ma’am, okay, we’ll get you some boatmen,” he says immediately and leaves to arrange boatmen for us.