Stay safe on the water
Knowing watersport rules is worth it!
Anyone who goes canoing or rafting for the first time should have at least a basic knowledge of how to behave on the water. For complete beginners, we have prepared a few pieces of information that you may find useful during your sailing to avoid any problems.
- Pure river, beautiful nature. These are the main attractions for navigating the river, so keep it clean even after your passage so that others can enjoy the beauty. We put this on the first place, because the environment is in the first place today.
- Vests should be worn by all and especially by children in every situation. Helmets for children are also suitable. It is always necessary to count on a sudden overturning or falling into the water and the stones on the bottom of the river can be very sharp.
- If you want to go to the shore, turn the bow of the canoe or raft upstream and paddle at an angle and land sideways to shore. In case you want to straighten the tip to the shore, the water stream might lean on the side of the canoe and easily turn you over. Rafts are more stable in this respect, though.
- If you followed the previous point and still ended up in the water, put your feet in front of you. Better scraped feet than your belly. There are often branches in the water, and you cannot see in the water, what may be on the bottom.
- Mosquitoes and other insects like this environment. Therefore, do not forget repellents and other protective equipment such as sunscreen and a small medicine kit.
- Barrel for everything. What is not in the barrel does not remain dry, this rule applies even if you do not overturn. Water is just everywhere. Carefully lock all your belongings into a barrel and tie it to the ship carefully so it does not float away.
- Do not jump into unknown waters. Always make sure of the depth and what is underwater. Jumping headlong into the river is bare madness that may not always turn out well.
- Do not swim under the weir. A lot of people have already paid for this sort of fun. Below the weir, there are rotating currents that will pull you under the surface and will not let go. These places are not really suitable for swimming.
- Anchor in the campsite before dusk. You can't see what's under you in the dark and you can get stuck somewhere. There are enough campsites along the river today. You don't have to worry if you miss one; However, the later you arrive, the worse the sleeping places which are left for you. This is especially true in high season.
- One last advice. Do not hesitate to use the rental right next to the river, which will lend you all the necessary equipment and take care of the subsequent transport of the boat.