Red, yellow and green flags are flying high across Sanya beaches to keep the public aware of ocean water conditions and other potential hazards at all times.
Red flags denote the highest hazard, with yellow as a medium hazard, and green as low risk.
The move to provide travelers with safer beaches sits in-line with industry leader’s goals to upgrade Sanya into an ‘International Tourism Destination’.
In Dadonghai Beach, 18 beach warning boards in 5 different languages have been placed on the beach and lifesavers and lifeguards are on duty there to ensure tourists’ safety.
According to Statistics from the Sanya Maritime Rescue Center, in 2014 alone, Sanya reported 16 drowning accidents at sea, with 17 missing. The majority of drowning accidents were found to be caused by swimmer’s negligence and a lack of relevant safety knowledge.
The coastal city is a great destination for fun in the water because it is blessed with a climate that experiences minor temperature fluctuations between 20-26 degrees all year round and has alluring waters for swimming.
The Sanya Marine Department has warned visitors to swim only in the safe swimming areas cordoned off by local marine departments, highlighting the dangers of rip currents in a number of sea areas across the city, especially the sea areas of Dadonghai.

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