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Dos and Don’ts of a Parasailing Adventure

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Parasailing is an adventure sport that combines the thrill of flying with the tranquility of floating above the sea. As you’re suspended in the air with the help of a boat, you get to see the beach from a unique point of view.

But before you strap on your harness and take to the skies, you need to know some guidelines for a safe and unforgettable experience.

In this blog, we'll be your co-pilots and guide you through the dos and don'ts of parasailing, such as choosing the right operator and understanding safety procedures.

Dos of Parasailing

Research and Choose a Reputable Operator

Before booking your parasailing trip, take the time to research and choose a reputable operator like Adventure Watersports. Look for ones with proper licenses, positive reviews, and a strong focus on safety.

Understand Safety Procedures

Attend the safety briefing provided by your operator and pay close attention to the instructions. Learn how to wear your harness, communicate with your instructor using hand signals, and what to do in case of an emergency.

If there is something you didn’t understand, please ask as many questions as you need. Operators are there to help you and keep you safe!

Wear Appropriate Attire

Wear comfortable clothing suitable for the weather conditions, such as:

  • Light, breathable fabrics for hot and sunny days
  • Long-sleeved shirts and pants for cooler weather or windy conditions
  • Swimsuits or quick-drying clothing if you expect to get wet
  • Closed-toe shoes to prevent slipping during take-off and landing

Remember to secure any loose belongings to prevent them from falling when you fly.

Maintain Proper Body Position

Follow your instructor's guidance on maintaining the correct body position during take-off, flight, and landing. Keeping your body aligned will help you have a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Stay Hydrated and Sun-Protected

Stay hydrated before your flight, especially if you're parasailing on a hot day. Don't forget to apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing to shield yourself from the sun's rays.

Don’ts of Parasailing

Ignore Weather Conditions

Always check the weather forecast before your parasailing adventure. Avoid flying in stormy or windy conditions, as it can pose a risk to your safety.

Neglect Equipment Inspection

Before taking off, inspect the equipment that your operator gave you for any signs of damage or wear. If you notice any issues, alert the crew immediately.

Engage in Reckless Behavior

Refrain from attempting stunts or engaging in reckless behavior during your flight. Always follow your instructor's guidelines so everyone is safe.

Exceed Weight Limits

Be honest about your weight and adhere to the limits set by your operator, as exceeding them can compromise your safety and that of others.

You should also let your instructor know if you suffer from the following conditions:

  • Heart conditions
  • High blood pressure
  • Back problems
  • Recent surgeries
  • Pregnancy
  • Fear of heights or claustrophobia
  • Any other medical conditions or concerns

Interested in Having the Best Parasailing Adventure?

By following these dos and don'ts, you'll be well-prepared for an exhilarating parasailing trip. Remember, safety always comes first!

And if you're ready to experience the thrill of parasailing with a trusted operator, contact Adventure Watersports to book your next adventure. Call us today!

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