Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Safe Swimming And Diving During You Trip to Bahamas

A trip to Bahamas is a wonderful experience for you and your family. There are a lot of activities that you could do while you’re on the islands. Swimming in those crystal clear waters and seeing the luxuriant marine life is certainly one of them. To make this activity a nice and safe one, we’d like to give you a few tips.

  • Make sure that there are no currents or waves that might sweep you or against the rock or sharp corals.
  • Tell someone that you are going swimming and how long are you planning to stay
  • Watch out for sharp coral, urchins, currents or tidal surges
  • It would be advisable to have a swimming partner
  • Protect your self against the sun and coral
  • If go with a boat make sure that you properly secured the anchor and check on it frequently to make sure that it’s not drifting away.
  • In case you are caught in a current do not swim against it because you will get very soon exhausted. You should swim across the current even though the current will carry you along you will find yourself out of it soon because that currents are usually narrow.
  • Swimming at night might be dangerous. If you must do it, at least bring three or more friends.
  • You should not attempt to do scuba diving without any previous training with a qualified instructor.
  • Avoid chewing gum or food while you swim, because you could easily choke.

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