Swimming in the Tropics

Navigating the Dangers of Marine Life

Petra Glover, Bruce Prideaux

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    Abstract

    Swimming is a popular holiday activity in tropical tourism destinations but is not risk free. Aside from the obvious risks of drowning, tropical waters harbour a number of marine animals that have the potential to injure or even kill unwary swimmers. Sharks, marine jellyfish and crocodiles may pose threats. From a destination perspective, strategies need to be implemented that firstly reduce the risk of injury and secondly care for swimmers who are injured. This paper first reports on the results of a survey of swimmers that examines a range of swimming-related behaviours then proposes an action pathway model that may be implemented by destinations to reduce risk for swimmers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-65
    Number of pages25
    JournalAdvances in Hospitality and Leisure
    Volume11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Glover, Petra ; Prideaux, Bruce. / Swimming in the Tropics : Navigating the Dangers of Marine Life. In: Advances in Hospitality and Leisure. 2015 ; Vol. 11. pp. 41-65.
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    Swimming in the Tropics : Navigating the Dangers of Marine Life. / Glover, Petra; Prideaux, Bruce.

    In: Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 11, 2015, p. 41-65.

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