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Water Safety

  • Swimming and boating are exciting diversions for travelers. Unfortunately, in developing countries, lakes, ponds, and beaches are breeding grounds for parasites.
  • Avoid swimming or wading in standing waters.
  • Wear protective sandals when beach walking.
  • Avoid swallowing water or submerging your head. Consider using nose plugs and face mask.
  • Do not share towels.
  • Sanitize your hands after swimming to reduce risk of infection.
  • Swim in populated areas, preferably in enclosed swimming areas.
  • Beware of underwater coral and sharp rocks.
  • If stung by fish or jellyfish, wash the site with sea water, ammonia, or urine.
  • Do not dive head-first into unknown waters.
  • Always wear proper-fitting life jackets when on any watercraft or waterskiing.
  • Alcoholic beverages and aquatic activities are a hazardous combination.

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