Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays are essentially surrounded by water, which enormously increases the risk of drowning. No wonder people drown! The entire Pacific Ocean, and not one approved safety pool fence along the beach! I am shocked such unsafe practices are allowed in a popular tourist area like Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. Unsuspecting tourists walk along Airlie Beach, with nothing to protect them from falling in the water!
Airlie Beach lagoon had hardly been opened a week before some poor unsuspecting tourist drowned in it. This is because the council insisted in filling Airlie Beach lagoon with water. This artificial increase in the amount of water onshore did nothing to reduce the amount of dangerous water in the Pacific Ocean, only metres from Airlie Beach lagoon.
The great advantage of the Airlie Beach lagoon over the Coral Sea was you could drown in peace, rather than in screaming in pain and distress after dangerous marine stingers in Pioneer Bay gave you a heart attack. Now the new money grubbing Whitsunday Council are contemplating putting an giant unsightly drunk proof fence around the lagoon, and overcharging for entry.
Not only Airlie Beach lagoon, but people keep going out on the ocean in boats. Everyone knows that boats sink at Airlie Beach, and that tourists are at risk of drowning. Local tour operators even lure unsuspecting tourists into semi submersible boats. These are boats that are designed to sink! Sure, they tell you it is so you can look at the wonderful coral of the Whitsunday Islands, but are you sure you want to be under the water with only a few millimetre of glass and steel between you and the entire Coral Sea?
Where the Rainforest meets the Sea, until the developers arrived, and the golden sand comes in dump trucks.