Hi! Today I would like to bring your attention to the theme of safety at sea when you are on vacation!
How many people are likely to spoil their holidays by letting themselves go to the temptation of the engaging Aquagym lesson at the sea? So many, too many! And often with disastrous consequences!
You never think, but the seabed is not the pool!
Resorts, bathing establishments organize the playful moment of the lesson at sea, but many underestimate the dangers that hide beneath the waters, even the brightest and clearest ones.
Meanwhile I want to explain some features of the sea bed …
The area where the lesson or “ballet” takes place in the sea is called SUBSIDENCE. It is the footpath of the sea and is the one that starts from the BATTIGY (where the waves crash) and goes forward to the depths.
It’s in this area where you go for a dip, play ball with your friends, walk, pick up shells or sit down to deeply tan.
Marine floors are not all equal and, depending on the geographical seaside locations, we can classify these floors as follows:
- 1) Sandy Floors : These characterize almost all the main seas of the Mediterranean.
- 2) Pebble Floors: They are frequent in the East Liguria and in central Sardinia
- 3) Strongholds: are there where there are rocky groups (Sardinia, Sicily, southern Tyrrhenian)
The most inviting are the first. Sandy beaches allow the establishment of bathing establishments and attract a large number of tourists. In this type of coasts it is possible to practice many water sports activities (kite-surf, sail, shoulder, ski-nautical …) and in recent years, considering the fitness trends, also aquafitness classes at sea.
But what are the dangers hidden in a sandy bottom?
Meanwhile, you have to deal with a very disconnected fund. Waves creates disconnections of the floor sometimes imperceptible, but sometimes with very obvious variability that within a few meters suddenly depth changes. It often happens that as you walk toward a depth at a depth, it suddenly collapses into a greater depth and then, a few feet later, you are with the water at your ankles …
Since the sea is an unknown, understanding where moving is fundamental as it is a moment to end in a bottom, and if you are not prepared, the risk of failing to trace you is very high!
Apart from this detail, make exercises in a disconnected floor and very small water depths (less than 60-70 cm), could cause you very high risks of knee, ankles and back injuries. Blasting a meniscus or getting a distortion in this area is a moment!
In addition, sandy beaches are the favorite territories of some sea friends: crabs, trawlers, red fishes love to hide under the sand and leave their powerful spikes on the surface or to intervene with their claws when they feel the approach of your feet!
And, when the animal hits its little anger, not only the holidays are ruined but often the posthumous ones remain! … Which is not nice!
Are you a fitness enthusiast and sea want to have fun in safety when are you at sea?
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To get your boots and directions on how to handle a safe training at the sea, you just have to contact us and you will receive all the information you need.
With Aquawalk® the seaside floors dangers will be completely eliminated! Hidden animals in the sand, unstable floors, pebbles, rocks and rotten objects will no longer be a problem for you! Protect yourself in comfort will be a guarantee for your safety and daily practice of an healthy physical activity in your holiday destination!