Travel Safety Tips - (Page 13)
+ Never turn your back on the ocean.
+ When using a swimming pool, be sure to
swim in a pool that has a lifeguard on duty.
If no lifeguard is available, always swim with
at least one other person. Do not leave
+ Always swim at a guarded beach. Do not
ignore lifeguard-posted warning signs. If
you are unsure, talk to a lifeguard to get
better insight on current beach conditions.
+ Check the local weather conditions and
+ Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful
rays. Try to limit the amount of direct sun
exposure you receive between 10:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m., and always wear sunscreen with a
sun protection factor of a high rating such as
15. (Lifeguards generally use SPF 30.)
+ Do not dive off waterfalls and cliffs or climb
on wet rocks.
+ Drink plenty of water throughout the day,
even if you do not feel thirsty. In order to
keep cool, your body needs water.
forecasts and pay attention to possible
+ Please read and adhere to all signs, especially
changes. Return to shore at the first sign of
no trespassing or kapu (which means to stay
out); these warning signs take precedence
+ Do not leave valuables unattended on the
beach. Do not hide them under clothing,
inside your shoes, or buried in the sand.
+ Do not mix alcohol with swimming, diving,
or boating. Alcohol impairs your judgment,
balance, and coordination. It also affects
your swimming and diving skills and reduces
your body’s ability to stay warm.
+ Observe Dangerous Condition Signs: These
over any information that may have been
provided in any guidebook.
+ Water recreational equipment should be
rented from a licensed company, including
snorkeling and scuba diving gear, jet skis,
and other water craft such as surf boards,
paddle boards and canoes, parasailing, and
deep sea fishing. If you do not know how
to operate water recreational equipment,
take lessons from a licensed operator.
are posted when a potential for loss of life or
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