Coasteering comes with thrills and with thrills come a certain level of risk. However, choosing the right Coasteering provider is very important and will ensure you have a brilliant day out whilst remaining safe.
Below you will find some advice and thoughts which you should consider when deciding who is going to take you on your Coasteering Adventure:
Ask them do they have insurance and can they email you a copy of the insurance certificate.
Coasteering like all other Adventure Sports carries a certain level of risk and it is important that you make sure you are looked after should anything go wrong. As standard, you should expect your provider to have £5 million public liability.
It is not common practice for providers to include personal injury cover and this is something that you may wish to look in to yourself.
You may also ask your provider for copies of their Risk Assessments – especially if you are working with a group of young people! Please note that there are responsibility issues should you review the Risk Assessments.
Ask them what equipment they will provide.
Any Coasteering provider worth their salt should provide you with a 100% neoprene wetsuit, a well fitted helmet and buoyancy aid. It is usual for you to provide your own swimwear for underneath the wetsuit, shorts for over the wetsuit, warm socks and old trainers or boots with good grips.
In winter you should be provided with neoprene socks and gloves although a deposit or hire rate should be expected.
How much are they charging?
There are a number of factors that must be considered when deciding how much to charge for a Coasteering session:
Providers offering coasteering for as little as £10 or £12 per person can not be providing what we view as minimum standard – BEWARE of cheap Coasteering!
Some other questions you may wish to ask:
One last thing… Coasteering is a brilliant adventure and suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities – get up off your sofa and try it!