Wednesday, October 21, 2015
This evening I gave a box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation for the Koh Samui dive community at the local hyperbaric chamber's upstairs classroom in Bang Rak. It was all about hazardous marine life tonight and specifically about the box jelly fish in the Samui archipelago.
During the day time I had already given two presentations for Miskawaan, private villa rental company in Maenam, bringing the total of people in today's box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentations to 36, a very good figure!
Twenty two Koh Samui dive community members attended tonight, a figure that made me very happy to see that much engagement in our dive community here. Thanks for taking the time guys and girls!
Watching a video during the box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation for the Koh Samui dive community
It was great to see dive shop owners, instructors and divemasters from various companies on the island and we also had three Burmese staff attending. One of them had worked for various years on a Thai fishing boat and he had some very interesting stories to share about live on those fishing boats, in relation to jelly fish and box jelly fish, a great opportunity to get first hand information.
We also had a person in the audience who was stung at the surface at Sail Rock last year, one more person to get first hand information from and we also had the importer for Thailand of "stinger suits' attend, who lives on Koh Phangan.
A very mixed but very attentive group who came up with some good questions and walked away with newly gained information on how to deal with box jelly fish stings.
CPR training was not really necessary with this group, although I did offer this, but being a dive instructor, most of the attendees have taught a course with CPR this year, or had training in CPR already.
A great evening, thanks for taking the time out to all attendees, it was my pleasure and I was really happy with the turn out and having the opportunity to get the word out about box jelly fish awareness and prevention within the local Koh Samui dive community.