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Lifeguards To Patrol Phuket Beaches

Many tourists go to Karon Beach in Phuket because of the excellent snorkelling and diving spots. Karon Beach is also the perfect place for a destination wedding because of the lush backdrop of a tropical rainforest. More than enough space is available at 5 star boutique hotel in Karon for family and friends. The most memorable experiences of a lifetime can be enjoyed in this fairytale destination.

Lifeguards are very important to patrol the beaches of Phuket. 27 lifeguards were presented to the governor of Phuket as “already working” but they are only patrolling the beaches of Surin, Bang Tao, Nai Thon and Mai Khao.

LP Laikhum, a Bangkok-based consultancy was awarded with a government contract to provide 98 lifeguards to patrol Phuket beaches from March 1 onwards. Under the contract, the consultancy will be provided 4.68 million baht to provide the lifeguards with life-saving equipment at the beaches of Muang District that includes Kata Karon and Nai Harn. An additional 4.745 million baht were provided for lifeguard services at Thalang District from Surin Beach northwards and includes Layan, Leypang, Nai Thon and Nai Yang beaches.

A further 3.807 million baht was also provided for lifeguard services Kathu District that includes Patong and Kamala. However, the provider LP Laikhum failed to uphold the terms of the contract. It was found out that there were no lifeguards on the beaches of Patong Nai Harn, Kata and Karon beaches.

However, according to the governor of Phuket, some beaches particularly those located in Patong and Karon demand to manage the beaches by themselves and employ their own lifeguards. It is very critical to have lifeguards that are experienced in ocean rescues because the Andaman region has become a popular tourist destination. Lifeguards must not only be experienced in swimming pools; they have to be certified by the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada.

Karon is an ideal place for those who seek water adventures. Aside from the luxurious accommodations provided at 5 star boutique hotel in Karon, there is better equipment to manage safety in the waters. You can enjoy the day jet skiing, snorkelling or diving without fear of your safety.