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Snorkeling safety workshop examines risks, prevention

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Lifeguards and attendees offered a demonstration Wednesday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village of how different snorkel masks work, including the increasingly popular full-face ones that some say are problematic. Laola Aea tried on a snorkel as Mollie Foti looked on (Mollie’s husband, Dr. Philip Foti, was a speaker at the snorkeling safety workshop).

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    These are two different full face snorkel masks, the blue one is for use now while the orange one is a prototype that still is under development and not for sale.

Several dozen stakeholders — including lifeguards, tour boat operators, doctors and members of the tourism industry — convened at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort on Wednesday to discuss the prevention of snorkel-related drownings among visitors in Hawaii. Read more

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