A 2022 study examining 166 snorkelling-related deaths in Queensland between 2000 and 2019 revealed that over two-thirds of the incidents involved overseas tourists.
However, the study attributed this higher proportion to the increased number of travellers participating in such tours and activities.
In response to these recent tragedies, Workplace Health and Safety is urging operators to be extra vigilant, especially as the region enters the busiest visitation time of the year.
Subscribe to The Briefing, Australia’s fastest-growing news podcast on Listnr today. The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you. All in under 20 minutes.