Reef deaths prompt changes to safety rules for snorkellers
Tourists will be compelled to disclose health issues and "at-risk'' snorkellers made to wear colour-coded equipment as part of reforms aimed at cutting deaths on the Great Barrier Reef.
The State Government has launched a stronger recreational snorkelling code of practice for Queensland and will soon announce revised diving safety guidelines, The Sunday Mail reports.
It follows a horror run of 10 tourist deaths at the natural wonder in a six-month period last year.
The improvements are based on advice from tourism industry operators and work safety experts.