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– Ethics:
– Seatrekking adheres to Leave No Trace principles.
– The sport is committed to conserving natural environments.
– Traveling in small groups minimizes environmental impact.
– Disturbance on wildlife is minimized.
– Compliance with local regulations and authorizations is required.

– Hazards:
– Seatrekking can be dangerous and physically demanding.
– Jumps into deep water increase the risk of injury or death.
– Between 2005-2015, 83 people were injured and 20 died in the UK from jumping into water.
– Good physical condition and swimming proficiency are crucial.
– Recommended safety equipment includes wetsuit, personal locator beacon, and hand-held VHF radio.

– Equipment:
– Seatrekking requires a waterproof bag for equipment and food.
– The bag is dragged in the water and acts as a safety flotation device.
– Essential equipment includes mask, snorkel, fins, and hiking gear.
– Light, fast-drying equipment suitable for marine environments is preferred.
– Weather and ocean patterns need close attention for safety.

– See also:
– Related activities include bouldering, coasteering, and long-distance swimming.
– Open-water swimming and rock fishing are also similar.
– Scrambling and caving are other outdoor activities.
– Tombstoning is a hazardous activity related to seatrekking.
– Exploring Croatia’s coast by land and sea is a recommended experience.

– References:
– Various articles and publications provide insights into seatrekking.
– Safety advice for coasteering providers is available.
– Information on tombstoning hazards and incidents is documented.
– Waterproof backpacks power the sport of seatrekking.
– Articles highlight the unique experience of trekking the seas and the importance of safety precautions.

Seatrekking (Wikipedia)

Seatrekking is a sport that consists in exploring the shorelines of oceans, seas, bays, lakes or rivers both above and below the water over the course of several days, without the aid of a boat or a watercraft. Seatrekking involves swimming, snorkeling, freediving and hiking, and combines all these disciplines into a distinctive form of sport and outdoor experience. Unlike coasteering, seatrekking includes overnight camping and involves trips of longer distances.

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