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Tourists in Samui and Phangan warned - box jellyfish that can kill in minutes have arrived

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TheLobster    690
5 minutes ago, PoorSucker said:

the signs are on maenam, the nets on Chaweng.
It seems that puiyai baan for Maret has different priorities.

Sorry for being ignorant, what happened with regard to this story:

 

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17 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

I have looked into this issue, as have others; look around TV for more information.

 

It is disturbing that they say don't swim at night; there is no real evidence that they are only active in the dark.

 

Do your own research!

 

Check out previous ThaiVisa threads.

 

The only evidence is that people swimming in the sea are really slow to understand...

 

 

 

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PoorSucker    4,379
14 hours ago, TheLobster said:

Sorry for being ignorant, what happened with regard to this story:

 

Recently, OZO Chaweng Samui, together with the Marine and Coastal Resources Department, led by Thanyaporn Ajalawichaku, Koh Samui Municipality, and the Tourism Association, has joined a pilot project to install 100-metre-long nylon nets in the sea in front of the hotel.

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http://www.samuitimes.com/ozo-chaweng-samui-joins-pilot-project-protect-tourists-jellyfish-chaweng-beach/

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Ponlamai    17
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16 hours ago, TheLobster said:

Lamai has a large net in front of Lamai Wanta resort and chewang has one near the main beach access area.

I always wear a stinger suit when swimming outside of the net area. Purchased in Oz because I was unable to find one on Samui. A good business op for a quick thinker.

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TheLobster    690
9 hours ago, Ponlamai said:

Lamai has a large net in front of Lamai Wanta resort and chewang has one near the main beach access area.

I always wear a stinger suit when swimming outside of the net area. Purchased in Oz because I was unable to find one on Samui. A good business op for a quick thinker.

So the net story is a gimmick?

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YetAnother    1,627
On 7/20/2017 at 8:15 AM, webfact said:

warning to tourists to stay out of the sea at night.

yeah that seems prudent

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khunPer    2,436
12 hours ago, TheLobster said:

So the net story is a gimmick?

Read today's news: "Deadly jellyfish - make a note of the Box Jelly Hotline - 1669#"...:smile:

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...Meanwhile Samui tourism rep and a manager at the Lamai Wantha Hotel Kritsana Phromkoh was encouraging tourists to use the 310 meter net that has been set up on Lamai beach.

 

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TheLobster    690
On ‎20‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 5:14 PM, TheLobster said:

 

On ‎21‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 9:35 AM, Ponlamai said:

Lamai has a large net in front of Lamai Wanta resort and chewang has one near the main beach access area.

So my conclusion from this topic is that Chaweng and Lamai beaches which stretch for a fair few kilometres (10km at a guess) have only two areas of a few hundred metres which are 'safe' from box jelly fish. Is that everyone else's understanding?

 

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khunPer    2,436
2 hours ago, PoorSucker said:


Correct, also that there has been one death in the 12 years since I moved here.
Compare this to the ring road carnage.....
Should I swim or rent a motorbike?

Several people drown every year, statistically 41% of tourist death are water accidents – I think the currents by southern Chaweng Beach is more important to worry about than Box Jelly Fish – however I'm happy I don't drive motorbike, road accidents are 22%...:sad:

 

Other accidents are:

16% Medical

7% Suicides

14% Others

 

Most dangerous provinces:

1: Chiang Mai

2. Surat Thani (including Death Island and Samui)

3. Phuket

4. Krabi

5. Chon Buri

 

Most unlucky nationals:

Chinese: 221 injured, 79 died

French: 41 injured, 18 died

British: 27 injured, 17 died

American: 21 injured, 12 died

German: 22 injured, 11 died

 

Source: Department of Tourism, 2016 Tourism Tragedy.

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Bigdogfarang    100
7 hours ago, khunPer said:

Several people drown every year, statistically 41% of tourist death are water accidents – I think the currents by southern Chaweng Beach is more important to worry about than Box Jelly Fish – however I'm happy I don't drive motorbike, road accidents are 22%...:sad:

 

Other accidents are:

16% Medical

7% Suicides

14% Others

 

Most dangerous provinces:

1: Chiang Mai

2. Surat Thani (including Death Island and Samui)

3. Phuket

4. Krabi

5. Chon Buri

 

Most unlucky nationals:

Chinese: 221 injured, 79 died

French: 41 injured, 18 died

British: 27 injured, 17 died

American: 21 injured, 12 died

German: 22 injured, 11 died

 

Source: Department of Tourism, 2016 Tourism Tragedy.

Doesn't surprise me about the Chinese they seem to make a habit of walking three abreast in the middle of the road totally oblivious to the traffic roaring past swerving around them - I nearly crash into two to three every day.

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brd    49

over Songkran 2017 we were walking on the Chaweng beach in Samui and my wife barefoot felt a sting lost sensitivity on her foot quickly, I got her vinager luckily nearly immediately and the pain was reduced.

Meaning some still alive jellyfish are on the sand and they can sting....

Lucky it was a simple small not what could have been a deadly Portugal man of war or blue box as I could see where she walked on.

I had sandals myself by instinctive survival.

The real problem is no one warns any one when going to swim...snorkeling...diving any times in the year regardless of rainy season.. 

Once I warned a Russian swimmer entering in the sea ....he ignored my warning went swimming and came back smiling...Was he immuned or not speaking English or UTI........it was 11.00 am

I find too many dangers right now at the open in those several islands to risk taking my family on holidays though alternatives exist....each day some drama is happening at a turn in each island....

We are on our own though common sense thinking and prevention prime.

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TheLobster    690
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22 hours ago, PoorSucker said:


Correct, also that there has been one death in the 12 years since I moved here.
Compare this to the ring road carnage.....
Should I swim or rent a motorbike?

Fair comment, you will already know my view on the 'roads of Samui' and the kamikaze riders/drivers that want to play 'chicken'. Difficult to believe that Chang Mai is more dangerous. Just think the net thing is purely PR but any findings might provide more information on numbers of jellyfish.

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On 7/27/2017 at 3:19 PM, brd said:

over Songkran 2017 we were walking on the Chaweng beach in Samui and my wife barefoot felt a sting lost sensitivity on her foot quickly, I got her vinager luckily nearly immediately and the pain was reduced.

Meaning some still alive jellyfish are on the sand and they can sting....

Lucky it was a simple small not what could have been a deadly Portugal man of war or blue box as I could see where she walked on.

I had sandals myself by instinctive survival.

The real problem is no one warns any one when going to swim...snorkeling...diving any times in the year regardless of rainy season.. 

Once I warned a Russian swimmer entering in the sea ....he ignored my warning went swimming and came back smiling...Was he immuned or not speaking English or UTI........it was 11.00 am

I find too many dangers right now at the open in those several islands to risk taking my family on holidays though alternatives exist....each day some drama is happening at a turn in each island....

We are on our own though common sense thinking and prevention prime.

 

alternative is called swimming pool and found everywhere at front beach resorts !

 

 

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