Thailand Closes Dive Spots Due to Reef Damage
Januray 21, 2011
Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand has closed a host of popular dive sites to tourists indefinitely to allow coral reefs to recover from widespread bleaching caused by warmer sea temperatures, according to authorities.
In total 18 areas in seven marine parks are off-limits, according to an order by the Thai National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department.
"Diving in all the spots is to be halted indefinitely until the reef has fully recovered," said department official Songtham Suksawang on Friday.
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