SNORKELING & SAFETY
In Ishigaki there are sea accidents every year. Here are few safety guidelines.
※ Do not go snorkeling if you are in bad physical state
※ Do not swim before and after a typhon, when it's too windy and too wavy.
※At spring tide and at high tide be twice more carefuly
※ Do not go snorkeling alone
※ Wear a snorkeling life jacket or/and take a buoy with you
※Always use fins
※ Look well the singboards or the information mentioning possible dangers at the beach
※Be careful with rip curents. If you can't come back, do not swim against the current, try to swim out by the side.
(Picture: Rescue training on Yonehara coast)
PLEASE PROTECT THE CORAL
DO NO TOUCH IT
NEVER WALK OR STAND ON IT
DO NOT HIT IT WITH YOUR FINS