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Enjoying a perfect holiday in Ha Long Bay with 12 tips

12 rules must follow when going to Ha Long Bay


For a safe journey to Ha Long Bay, you should equip yourself with the knowledge you need to protect yourself against some unexpected dangers.

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1. Do start before going to sea

The terrestrial environment and the aquatic environment are different, so you need time to adjust. Before going to the beach, let’s  start your limbs, do some exercise or go jogging to avoid cramping before you dip into the water. However, you should not overly exercise and need to step into water gradually, do not rush yourself into the water.

2. Do not expose to sunlight too long

Sunburn is not good for your health so you should not sunbathe too long before entering the water because of sudden colds.

3. Do not let your stomach go hungry or full when you go into the water

When swimming, you should not let your stomach too hungry or too full. It is the best to eat a little bit and bring cake, fruit, and canned goods because after the swim you will consume a lot of energy.

4. Do not swim too far from shore

When swimming too far from the shore, you will face great waves and unpredictable risks so sometimes you have to pay close attention to the back view. The first time in the water should not be more than 15 minutes or do not swim too far  15m or in too deep area of more than 5m.

5. Do not swim on a big wave day

Do not choose sea travel or swim in the counter-flow water because this flow is very dangerous for swimmers. You should watch the weather forecast program, refer to the beach information. Especially do not swim on a big wave day or  rainy day  or in a below 18 degrees C day. When you see the unusually quiet coast, the water drawn away and appear many birds flying enthusiastically, you immediately go to shore, look for high places or hills.

6. Do not swim out of the safe area

At the each beach there will be often signs that warn the deep, dangerous water area. You should abide by the rules of the beach, do not go away from the safe area  otherwise, you can not swim to the shore, face up with dangerous fish or can be swept away by strong waves.

7. Avoid harbor bridge, pillars

In coastal cities, there are often piers or pillars scattered. When swimming, you have to avoid these places where many molluscs hide such as jellyfish’s attack. In the case of being biten by jellyfish, you should go to the shore and apply lemon juice to your skin and then bathed in fresh water.

8. Avoid whirlpools

At the beach near the reclaimed urban area there are many pits, sunken valleys and unexpected whirlpools. To get rid of this flow, you must not panic. Always remember that off-shore flows do not draw people to the bottom, but just take things offshore. Do not try to swim in  counter-flow but. For those who do not know how to swim or are exhausted, let yourself float down the line, waiting for the rescue.

9. Some case of going to shore up immediately

The body is itching, feeling cold, abnormal fatigue, forehead or back pain, cramps, visual disturbances, signs of bloating, elbows and knees, you must immediately go to the shore.

10. Always be with the other two people

For safety, you should be careful when swimming, should not go too far offshore. You  always have to go with 1-2 other people, the more the safelier and you can support each other when getting trouble.

11. Save yourself

Keeping Calm to close his eyes, shutting his mouth up, hold breathless so that the lungs did not choke, which will become lifebuoys to push him up. Using your arm or leg to be a paddle, push his head out of the water. In this way, you can survive in the water for quite some time while waiting for people to save or take advantage of swimming into the shallower.

12. Some cases of being not allowed to swim

Some people suffer from bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, cardiovascular disease, nephritis, chronic otitis media with perforation of the eardrum, neurosis, and people who are afraid of cold who should not swim.