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General water safety tips:
1. "Buddy up", don't swim alone.
Swim in Lifeguard supervised areas, especially children.
3. Know the rules, read the posted signs & adhere to lifeguards directions, rules serve to protect.
4. Watch the water, be aware of the potential hazards. Ask about hazards, rip currents, rogue waves.
5. Feet first, never head first, take the time to survey the environment.
6. Children & Inexperienced swimmers should utilize US coast guard approved flotation.
7. Save your skin, apply sunscreen, sunblock & wear rash guards, hats and sunglasses.
8. Take a course in C.P.R., artificial respiration & rescue skills.
9. Stay hydrated but avoid alcohol.
10. Get fit & stay fit and understand your limitations, " any doubt, don't go out"!

Paddle boaters ~ Kayaking & Canoeing basic safety tips:

1. Know and follow all local, state and federal laws.
Wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.
Obtain the knowledge, skills and ability necessary for kayaking and canoeing.
Know how to swim an self-rescue. "Practice makes perfect" !
Boat in groups, 3 boats is a recommended minimum.
Pick an activity level that matches your ability, and progress to more demanding challenges," know your limits".
7. Pack
appropriate safety, rescue,navigational aids, water,food, protective clothing & sunscreen.
File a float plan, with friends,,family, or the authorities & check the weather, & water conditions.
Monitor your physical and emotional condition, and watch your friends for fatigue, illness, and changes in behavior.
Wear bright colors and carry a bright light, flares, and whistle to signal your position.
11. Check your equipment, make sure everything is working from top to bottom.
Take a boating safety class offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, learn CPR & 1st aid.

Surfing & SUP Safety tips: "What you choose to ride is irrelevant, if you are riding a wave; you are surfing!" -ceholli

1. "Buddy up" surf with someone.
2. Know how to swim, swim strong & practice.
3. Take a lesson, understand the basic fundamentals of surfing.
4. Stay with your board, with or without a leash.
5. Understand all possible hazards, ask lifeguards or locals about rips, rocks, reefs & sea creatures.
6. Know your limitations, "any doubt, don't go out"!
7. Maintain your equipment: body, board, leash and gear.
8. Have a plan, don't paddle out in the set waves, paddle around to the break when surfing reefs.
9. Relax when you wipe out, panic & fear exhaust oxygen supply, keep your head covered with hands on head, elbows out.
10. Wear a helmet when surfing reef or rock breaks.
11. Learn CPR and 1st aid, lend a hand or leash if someone needs help.
12. Practice and understand safe surf Etiquette. More info on surfing etiquette. More surfing safety rules!

Note: Renting surfboards: Rent a board before buying; find out what you like! Surfboards are a major investment financially but more importantly in your fun time, buy what you like not a board someone sells you. Renting surfboards when traveling: Less than 10 days; rent and you will have a full quiver at your disposal for changes in wave consistency & save some money!

Boating Safety tips:

Always wear a life jacket and insist that your crew and guests do the same.
2. Take a boating safety course .
3. Stay in control by taking charge of your safety and that of your passengers.
4. Never drink alcohol while boating but do Stay Hydrated.

5. Understand and obey boating safety recommendations and navigational rules.
6. Operate at a safe speed and always maintain a careful lookout.
7. Check the weather forecast.
8. Have your vessel checked for safety—for free.
9. Use a carbon monoxide detector.
10. File a float plan.

Fishing Safety tips:

  1. If using a boat to fish, wear a life jacket and make sure each passenger wears one, too.
  2. Inspect waterfronts daily—the natural environment is subject to change without notice.
  3. Don't fish in areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been declared “off limits” to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.
  4. When choosing a site for fishing, always consider safety factors. Because fishing is practiced in a variety of environments, evaluate factors specific to safety in each environment.
  5. Weather is always a factor. Set up a weather committee or rotate weather forecasting responsibilities.
  6. Bring along extra safety items such as water, flashlights, maps, and a cell phone or radio.
  7. Always wear footwear appropriate to the conditions.
  8. Stay dry, warm and protected from the elements. Wear a waterproof sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15. Wear thin layers of clothing that progress outward to include water and wind protection as the final layer.
  9. Use appropriate insect protection measures, including proper clothing and repellents.
  10. Keep fishing knives sharp and cover the blade when not in use.
  11. Handle fish carefully & when baiting & removing hooks.
  12. Use safety glasses when casting.

Diver tips:

Get proper training, get certified!
2. Don't dive beyond your ability.
Don't hold your breath, breathe slowly and in a relaxed manner and to exhale fully.
Never dive alone, take care of each other.
5. Get fit & stay fit allowing you to handle the stress of diving.
Check weather conditions!
Ascend slowly and with control, 30 feet per minute, stop at 15 feet for at least 3 minutes after deeper dives.
8. Maintain 
your equipment, check & service regularly.
9. Relax, never panic,
stop, breathe, think and then act.
Plan your dive and dive your plan.

Shark Avoidance tips:

1. Avoid murky, cloudy water.
2. Swim, surf, dive, snorkel or play in groups.
3. Try to stay close to shore to insure immediate assistance.
4. Be alert to areas where birds are feeding.
5. Do not enter water with open wound.
Understand that sunrise & sunset are favorite feeding times.
7. Do not wear shiny objects.
8. Do not splash excessively.
9. Sharks like areas between sandbars and drop offs.
10.Use your noggin, if sharks are present or sighted stay out of the water.
Remember, shark attacks are rare & usually a mistake by the shark.   

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