Phuket divers blasted for coral damage

PUBLISHED ON MON, DEC 11, 2017 7:12 PM

Phuket divers blasted for coral damage

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The photo showing what Go Eco Phuket say is a Chinese tourist sitting on the damaged coral. Photo: Go Eco Phuket / Facebook

 

PHUKET:-- A Facebook conservation group (Go Eco Phuket) has blasted dive tour operators for damage to coral reefs at Koh Racha Yai, saying that a surge in dive tour numbers is a reason for the increasing amount of damage.

 

The Go-Eco Phuket Facebook page yesterday (Dec 10) posted a photo of what they said was a Chinese tourist sitting on coral reefs at Bungalow Bay, Racha Yai Island while taking a photo.

 

Along with the photo was the message, “Underwater network has run out of patience after trying to contact government offices to suppress tour companies on marine tourism and marine conservation issues since October.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-divers-blasted-for-coral-damage-65075.php#WHOvEjoI1jDYvywx.97

 
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