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Ocean Safety and Drowning Prevention in Hawaii

It may be the infrequent shark attacks the make headlines, but it is drowning that poses a more persistent peril! The oceans around our islands beckon with their beauty, but can be deadly if you do not use caution and common sense. All who live near the ocean respect its power! Most of Oahu’s beaches are patrolled by lifeguards and signs are posted whenever conditions pose a threat, however, here in Hawaii, drownings continue to be too common. Needless to say, ocean safety is something we are always trying to improve upon, in an effort to maximize awareness and safety for visitors and residents alike.

In line with that effort, the HTA (Hawaii Tourism Authority) is sponsoring the 2013 Ocean Safety and Drowning Prevention Conference, which will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center on October 17th and 18th. It is open to the public. With guest speakers and action planning sessions, participants will learn about and share ideas to reduce the number of injuries and drownings in Hawaii. For further info, call  808-723-7861 or email ihilea@honolulu.gov.  We, at the Seek Spot by Be Our Guest Directory, want to support this concern for ocean safety and awareness, so we are offering these tips for when you visit the beaches of Oahu….

  • Obey all safety signs and warning flags
  • Know the weather and water conditions before getting in the water
  • Always provide close and constant attention to children you are supervising in or near water
  • Keep a phone nearby so you can quickly call 911 in an emergency

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