Everyone says you should try floating in the Dead Sea Ken. I can't remember who told me, but one birder I met at Spurn told me he did just that and then forgot to wash the salt off, and by the end of the day when he had been out birding, he had developed the most awful sores around his groin and elsewhere, where the salt rubbed.
For some reason, its most definitely put me off trying it -.
I dunno how he forgot to wash the salt off, because when you come out of the Dead Sea the intensely salty solution feels greasy and horrible on your skin! :eek!:
At the place where most people do the deed, there are freshwater showers provided just back of the beach, and very welcome they are too.
Floating in the Dead Sea is a very weird sensation, but the real kicker comes when you want to get your feet down to get up and walk out but are so buoyant that you can't!