Sanya marine departments have recently begun offering lifesaving training courses for local marine tourism practitioners to improve their abilities in the crucial area, according to Sanya Marine Affairs Bureau.

Officials from local marine departments said many of the current marine tourism operators in the city lack lifesaving skills as they haven't received formal and accredited training.

The training courses will equip them with basic lifesaving skills including first aid treatments, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other relevant skills.

Sanya has enjoyed remarkable growth in its marine tourism in recent years. However, alongside economic benefits, the number of drowning accidents has also grown.

From January to August, the city reported a total of 100 victims of drowning accidents.

In August, at least two tourists downed in waters near Dadonghai in a single week.

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