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Use of coasteering routes throughout the world
As with any activity that you are conducting, especially if you are receiving payment from clients you will require the appropriate clearances for use of the entry exit points and area of coastline that you will be using. This will mean permission from national down to local governments as well as landowners. If in doubt check first.

Environmental Issues
Coasteering groups should minimise their impact on the local environment by using common sense, ensuring that they respect the environment that they are in including flora and fauna. Never take anything away that might harm the environment or disturb or interfere with the local wildlife. Seals, Dolphin, and Basking sharks are prevalent throughout the South West.

ICA recommend that each instructor holds a relevant beach lifeguard qualification and has completed an in depth Coasteering Instructor course undertaken with the ICA. Conatact us for more info.

Risk Assessments
As with all adventurous activities which have an element of risk, a thorough risk assessment and emergency action procedure should be in place. The Instructors should have thorough knowledge of both these documents and be ready to implement them in an emergency. In addition the activity should only commence with the minimum student to instructor ratio.

Safety Equipment
In addition to the usual safety equipment of Helmet, Bouyancy aid, Wetsuit and Tow-line/Rescue Tube, the Instructor should always carry a means of communication, ideally both a VHF Radio and mobile phone for emergencies. For large groups a rescue board or RIB is desirable.