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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Yesterday I presented once again a Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort in Maenam.
Fifteen of Zazen's Boutique Resort staff attended the presentation and with the inofficial start of the box jelly fish season in the Gulf of Thailand, it was a great moment in time to visit Zazen Boutique Resort again and give a new and updated presentation on box jelly fish awareness and prevention.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort; most of the participants on the beach, at the end of the presentation and the CPR training. Some staff had to go back to work and didn't participate in the CPR training

In very broad terms one can say that the box jelly fish season in the Gulf of Thailand and around Koh Samui and it's neighbouring islands Koh Phangan and Koh Tao runs from July through to November, although there are also plenty of registered and known encounters outside of this time frame.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort; After the presentation, before we headed out to the beach to start CPR training

The presentation went down very well and was accepted and watched with plenty of interest. It was good to see that some staff who already participated in the October 2015 box jellyfish and awareness presentation at Zazen Boutiques Resort, attended again and remembered things from the October presentation.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort; During CPR training on the beach

There's no need to panic about box jelly fish being around on Koh Samui's shore, but awareness and being prepared helps a lot. 

The four most important things to do when stung by a box jelly fish;

1 - Call for help, on Koh Samui that means call the Rescue service at 1169

2 - Make sure if the victim needs CPR

3 - Treat the stings and wounds with copious amounts of vinegar

4 -  Transport to a medical facility

In the meantime, there has been plenty of activity going on on Koh Samui and next month Kim Moss will visit both Koh Samui and Koh Phangang. 
Kim is a expert on net protection for box jelly fish.

Stay safe and enjoy the island, in order to prevent being stung by box jelly fish make sure that you are covered up, use a full body lycra suit and have plenty of vinegar available.

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Camille

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