Sanya to take measures to regulate distribution of diving sites
In order to regulate the diving tourism market and ensure the sustainable development of Sanya’s marine environment, the Sanya government will launch a thorough inspection on the offshore marine environment conditions to better regulate the distribution of diving sites across the city.
Diving is the most popular water sport in Sanya as the tropical coastal city enjoys over 10 meters of water visibility, befitting diving sports in all seasons for its favorable tropical weather conditions which attract large numbers of tourists from home and abroad.
The inspection on the marine environment is under way and is expected to be completed by the first half of the year, according to the Sanya Marine Department.
Meanwhile, a new and effective mechanism focusing on professional diving certificates, operating permits, and emergency rescue services will be set up to regulate the diving tourism market. Diving practitioners who are found taking tourists to illegal diving areas will have their permits suspended and be punished in accordance with the law.