Tourists suck, Part 2

Thailand is barring snorkeling and diving in a lot of historically popular marine parks. I am not a diver, but even this is big news for me. I love water in general and in principle. I find being near water reinvigorating and reviving.

What bothers me more.. take a look at this except:

[Marine biologist Niphon] watched horrified as a group of tourists swimming and snorkelling broke and destroyed the live coral.

Seriously? I mean SERIOUSLY?!? What is wrong with people?? Just because they are traveling to a country with less restrictions means they can willy nilly selfishly do that?? Shame shame on them.

2 thoughts on “Tourists suck, Part 2

  1. I’m glad the Department of National Parks has the courage to shut down some of their badly damaged marine parks. It’s really sad to see tourist destroying some of Thailand’s best natural treasures. But unfortunately it’s not just the tourists. I’ve seen more Thais (even Thai dive masters), than tourists do this to their own coral reefs while diving in the Andaman Sea. Come on guys! Respect the sea!

    • Good point. A lot of it lies with the locals’ appreciation and willingness to protect. And the fact that they actually are shutting down means someone is clearly getting the wake-up call. The question will be: can they enforce it?

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