While being out for experiencing the thrill and excitement of water sports, consider keeping in mind all guide and tips.
SAILING AND YACHTING
To experience the thrill and exhilaration of sailing and yachting, one needs to be a good swimmer.
If you feel motion sickness or get afraid of being in enclosed or narrow spaces, try to find a dryer and safe destination.
Try to move in constant speed and live in little tight quarters.
Do carry sunglasses, sun hat and sunscreen lotions to avoid sunburns and to get protection from sun glare or harmful ultra violet (UV) rays.
Beginners and non swimmers can also go for scuba diving with the help of a self controlled breathing device.
Before heading for scuba diving underwater, make sure that you carry all essential equipments including wetsuits, life jackets, repair guide, fins or booties, dive computers, dive watches and scuba regulators.
Do carry image capturing devices to click pictures of the exotic flora and fauna present underwater.
Make sure that professional scuba diving experts are there to guide and help you. Always follow their instructions.
Do learn clearing the mask when it's filled with water and reinserting the regulator when it falls out of mouth.
Keep a record on when to stop while kayaking inside an ocean.
Beginners can opt for training programs at local paddling clubs to learn this sport.
Experienced paddlers should go for it only after proper planning. Do take into account changing weather, shipping routes, sea conditions, currents, tides, safety spots and reachable local agencies to be contacted during emergencies.
Always take flashlights, self-rescue aids, rain gear, extra clothing, first aid kit, snacks and drinking water.
Prefer to carry a snorkeling mask and a dry or semi-dry snorkel which could easily fits on face. Choose a proper fitted snorkeling mask.
Beginners should choose a calm water points for snorkeling sport.
Never touch sea creatures as they could turn out to be very harmful.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
Make sure that you are provided with everything required for white water rafting including rafts, lifejackets, paddles and wetsuits by instructors or professional rafters.
Always wear PFD (personal flotation device) when onboard.
Children above two year of age can also experience joy and fun of white water rafting sport if accompanied by their parents. They can go for float trips along with easy to handle Class I and Class II rapids. Kids are restricted to Class III rapids.
Opt for comfort fit life jackets, loose jackets will not be of much help in case of emergency.