Make sure you have a plan before you head out on the water…..

Here are some things to consider before heading out on the water:

  1. Check the weather forecast and water conditions. Make sure they are safe for the type of water activity you plan to do.
  2. Make sure you have all necessary safety equipment, such as life jackets, flares, and a first aid kit.
  3. Make sure your boat or watercraft is in good working condition, and that you know how to operate it safely.
  4. Let someone know your plans, including where you are going and when you expect to return.
  5. Be aware of any rules or regulations for the body of water you will be on, such as speed limits or designated swimming areas.
  6. Be aware of the potential hazards, such as currents, rocks, and other boats.
  7. Bring necessary supplies like food, water, and sunscreen.
  8. Learn about and respect the local aquatic life and environment, avoid disturbing the habitats and marine life.
  9. Make sure you have necessary documents, like registration or boater safety certification, if required by the law.
  10. Review emergency procedures, like how to call for help and how to signal for assistance.

Remember that safety should always be your top priority when you are on the water.

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