We love seeing cool videos of people pushing their boundaries, facing fears and doing really epic s***!
We think this is possible the most epic video on the net. Check it out, 243 videos compiled together. Go get yourself a cuppa and watch this!
We have decided that it would be a good idea to start 2014 with a Coasteering Competition. As some of you may know we posted on our Facebook page about giving a away 10 free places. Well… we have change our minds and are going to give away 14 free places.
Entering is simple!
Email [email protected] and in 14 words tell us either:
We will publish the winning responses and you can enter more than once although we will cap winning entries at 2 per person.
Winners will be announced on Monday 27th January and the vouchers will be valid until September 1st 2014.
Good luck and Happy New Year to you all!
The first stage of the Coasteering NI Awards are now open! With prizes ranging from group coasteering trips, wetsuits, neoprene gloves, neoprene socks, a secluded weekend in Donegal, a weekend on the North Coast. More details of these will be coming soon.
The first category is “Best Coasteering Photograph” and you can enter yours by having a look through the photographs on our Facebook page to find either:
Comment on the photo by saying “CNI Awards” and email us the photo so we definitely know what photo you are nominating.
We will whittle the photos down to 10 nominations and then the voting will commence with prizes for the top 3 photos.
Prizes will be available for nominators as well as nominees! Get voting!
We are über excited to be launching the Coasteering Grand Prix which is a must do series of Coasteering Trips around our amazing Coastline!
We are going to be hitting the following venues over the coming weeks:
Ballintoy: Sunday 15th September, 10.00am – 12.30pm click here for more info
Ballyhornan: Sunday 22nd September, 1.30pm – 4.30pm click here for more info
Port: Sunday 29th September, 11.00am – 3.00pm click here for more info
Dunluce: Sunday 6th October, 1.30pm – 4.00pm click here for more info
Bloody Bridge: Sunday 13th October, 1.30pm – 4.00pm click here for more info
Howth: Sunday 20th October, 1.30pm – 4.00pm click here for more info
Each of these venues is so different from the others and each has it’s own magical views and challenges.
|1 Trip||Choose any trip||£45||BOOK NOW|
|2 Trips||Choose any 2 trips||£80||BOOK NOW|
|3 Trips||Choose any 3 trips||£105||BOOK NOW|
|4 trips||Choose any 4 trips||£120||BOOK NOW|
|5 trips||Go on all 6 trips for the price of 5||£150||BOOK NOW|
Spaces are limited to 12 people per trip so make sure your book your places today!
We are on a quest!!!!!
We want to find someone with amazing qualities to come on a Coasteering adventure with us!
This person must be; in no certain order:
If you know someone who can tick every item on this list get in touch with us by emailing [email protected].
Oh, and you can come along too with 6 other people!!!
We are delighted to have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.
To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
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This is a great addition to being voted the Number One Thrill Seekers Provider in the OutdoorNI Awards
We really appreciate your feedback and with it we will continue to provide the best Coasteering trips in Ireland!
I was Coasteering at Ballintoy with 19 young people on Wednesday and went from there to Belfast to pick up my friend Kathryn Wilson before heading on to Lisburn for the annual 10K race. On the way over, Kathryn played me some of the songs that she would be listening to while running and that was my first hearing of Avicci’s new song “Wake me up”. I loved it immediately – great beats and lyrics. Incidentally, Kathryn is a DJ and radio presenter and she started a new blog recently that I would recommend having a read at – www.kathrynbwilson.wordpress.com
It was Kathryn’s suggestion that I get a load of photos and put them together to the music and that’s exactly what I was doing until the wee hours last night.
You see, I have 1000’s of photos of people out Coasteering and it took quite a while. Probably partly because I was looking through the albums and memories were flooding back of the experiences I shared with these people.
Eventually I managed to get a selection together and added them to the music. At this point I have to admit to getting a bit emotional. Watching the faces, the action and remembering how much people enjoyed themselves just made my night.
I could remember the laughter, the howling, the cheering, the camaraderie, the banter, the slagging and the jokes that were cracked. I could remember when people were afraid and pushed on through to do what they said they wanted to do, I remember seeing the joy on their faces when they overcame those fears. I remember the conversations as we walked back to the harbour.
I also remembered editing the photos first time round and thinking to myself “they’ll love that” and I remembered the likes and the comment that ensued when I posted them on Facebook.
This video means a lot to me. So many happy memories and you might think this corny but I want to thank each and every one of you for them. You make my job my dream job – thank you!!!
Ps. Lisburn 10K was awesome!!
We always ask people at the start of every Coasteering Adventure to introduce themselves to the rest of the group, or to us, if they all know each. The introduction varies, but it often includes, what’s your name, how far have you travelled today and on a scale of 1 – 10 how are you feeling right now?
1 is for those that are s*** scared, nervous, apprehensive or all three.
10 is for those that can’t wait to get going.
There are five reasons we do this.
The responses vary, a lot! We have had people say they are 100 out of 10 and we have had people say that they are -10 out of 10.
Recently, we were Coasteering with a group of people on a training/employment course and one of the participants said that she was -10. When asked why she said she was afraid of heights, couldn’t swim and was afraid of being too cold. We asked her to have an open mind to what we were going to do and assured her that we worked on the principal of “Challenge by Choice”! At no stage would she be asked/made to do something she didn’t want to do and at no stage would we put her in a position where she had to do something she didn’t want to do. People often worry we will have them standing at the top of a cliff and the only way to progress is to jump – we never put people in that position and always have alternative routes.
Now, that girl got kitted up and went Coasteering with us. At the end, we asked everyone how they felt now and she moved from -10 to +10.
The question is, why? Which is a complex answer with many contributors and this applies to nearly everyone that does something that scares them. In this case, she went at with an open-mind, or at least as wide as she could make it. She had decided she would give it a go and at least try and face her fears. Facing her fears was a massive push and some of the pulls were the confidence and support we and her peers gave her.
Ultimately though it was a lot of self-talk and courage that made her jump way outside her comfort zone!
The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.
Whenever someone books a Coasteering Adventure with CoasteeringNI we send out an email confirming the booking. This email includes the date, time and venue of the Coasteering Adventure. We also include a list of what everyone will need to bring with them. We also send a reminder email a few days before just to make sure everyone knows what they need to bring.
Those emails either get a reply with the most asked question we ever get or we are asked it when we meet everyone.
Why are the shorts so important?
The answer is simple and the response is generally along the lines of “Oh, that makes sense now!”. You see, the shorts protect the seat of the wetsuit from getting torn or ripped. At times when you are Coasteering you may need to slide in to the water from rocks. Even though the wetsuits we use have reinforced seats it is still possible to tear the material and no one wants a wetsuit with a hole in the bum.
People often sit down for a bit when other people are jumping and this too will damage the wetsuits.
Old shorts are grand and the brighter the better! Bright is good because it helps identify you in the photographs we take, especially on a dull day when the light isn’t so good.
That said, we have had people turn up with brand new shorts that they have bought in the likes of ASDA or Tesco – often these shorts are funky, bright and cheap! We have had people turn up with pyjama shorts (don’t scoff, they work) and we have had people turn up without shorts.
It’s not a big deal if you forget your shorts, every year we gather up about 50 pairs as people take off their wetsuits with the shorts still on and forget to take them out. We discover them when we are rinsing the suits after they have been used!
Believe it or not, we have even discovered the odd shoe or trainer that has been left inside a wetsuit – no idea how people can get the wetsuit off over their shoes but hey ho!
So there you have it, old shorts for Coasteering are very important! Make our day, make them bright!
“Bring a Da” Coasteering on Father’s Day with CoasteeringNI – and any “Da” will do! Your neighbours Da, your friends Da, some random Da you don’t even know – just bring a Da!
The Da goes free for every child’s place booked and for Father’s Day we have no age limit for children! You could be 45 and bring your mate (as long as he is a Da) and you only have to pay £30 for yourself and “yer Da” goes free!!! Make sense?
NO??? Then give us a call on 07513868476 and we will explain it – just know you and “yer Da” are getting a cracker deal!
Oh! Here’s a wee bit about coasteering…
Coasteering is an exhilarating combined rock and water activity that can be delivered to every individual level which makes this activity suitable for those with no fear of heights or water as well as those who may not be quite so confident.
During your Coasteering trip you will learn rock climbing and scrambling techniques as well as how to jump from great heights safely.
Wearing sturdy footwear, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets, participants travel along a section of coastline; sometimes swimming in the sea, sometimes scrambling on rocks and jumping from rocks into the sea.
Morning and afternoon sessions are available!
Are you up for some Coasteering (with yer Da)? Give us a call on 07513868476 or email [email protected]