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This is only a guess of course but based on the circumstances you describe and your drawing, these might be artificial reefs (barriera artificiale in Italian). These can come in a variety of forms including ships, tanks, cars, train cars and simple concrete structures. Here is a google images result of structures that are fairly similar to the one you have ...


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The English version of the expression seems to be mudflat hiking, as you can see on this wikipedia page about it In Dutch it is called 'wadlopen' and when you google that you will find many locations, wadloopcentrum Frieslân is a site that combines several locations. On the Wikipedia page above you will find link to more sites, I use the Wadlopen Frieslân ...


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They dye it to cover the color the soil it's built on would usually give the water: "If there’s any drawback to BSR it’s that, because all the water attractions are man-made and dug into the clay soil of central Texas, the water would normally be an unpleasant gray color. So they dye it, either an unnaturally garish turquoise or a drab olive green." ...


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Is it advisable to dive/snorkel in that region of the world? There is some recreational diving and snorkelling in Sierra Leone, but not much. As well as challenges related to the economic situation and low tourism, the water visibility is usually pretty bad (this is true for most of the West African coast), and the currents are complicated and strong - ...


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The beaches of Sierra Leone are perhaps the most beautiful beaches in the world. In case you were around in the 1980s and remember the Bounty (chocolate bar) commercials, featuring a gorgeous woman on an even more gorgeous beach, these commercials were shot in Sierra Leone. I don't think diving or snorkelling is a big thing in Sierra Leone, but it's ...


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So, if I could pilot and rent/have a water plane, are there facilities in harbours to let me park? Yes, lots of them in fact. For what you're talking about the term is 'moor', and there are three kinds of moorings in the vernacular: dock, ramp, and beach. Docking is the most common, beach is the simplest but are hard to find. Landings with a ramp allow ...


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The Nile post the Bujagali dam: Since the completion of the Bujagali dam the rafting has moved downstream. Bujagali Falls itself and a few surrounding rapids were lost to the reservoir but the rafts now start at Overtime and now continue all the way to the Hairy Lemon island. This is around 25kms. Previously this section was done as part of a two day trip....


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The answer is likely to be yes. For starters, kayaking on the Han river is a commonly practised water-sport both by local clubs, and by tourists with organised tours. Park authorities even rent kayaks out. Now, the water quality of the Han river has been radically improving since governmental efforts began making it a priority in 1982. The most recent ...


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Two years ago I got confirmation from a local spearfisher that no license is needed, as this requirement was at the time recently removed. I got the same message afterwards in an online forum. My bet is that the text quoted in Dorothy's answer, which I found myself several times, is outdated. I spearfished in Greece and no one asked me anything. Make sure ...


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Better for What? Which school is better? This is a query which has been keeping us awake at night since the concept of "teaching" was first concocted. The answer is obviously: there is no point is asking yourself, or others, which is the best school, without first deciding the criteria on which to base such a qualitative and, more importantly, subjective ...


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Shared by Nico Pontomachi* on DeeperBlue.com, described as the largest online community dedicated to freediving, scuba diving and spearfishing. June 20 2012 Country: GREECE Spearfishing licence required:: YES Conditions/Restrictions: YES: - During MAY, it is not allowed to spearfish AT ALL. - Not allowed to spear at night. - ...


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I will not be able to cover all areas in Indonesia that I'm interested in, as I haven't been to all of them. But someone may be able to help with the rest (Java & Sulawesi) in the future? Bali All the freediving schools are in east Bali. In Amed & Tulamben. In Amed there are Apneista (the oldest school) & Fusion Freedive. In Tulamben (15 drive ...


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I would check with St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission and see if there any issues upon arriving. In October 7 there is a Tour Du Teche Kayak race, and in News section you can see that there are festivals that will take place around November-December 2016. Adding to @Johns-305 the bayou does flood every year and they have systems to clear out the water ...


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Consider that, ecologically, the bayou flooding is not uncommon. Really, flooding is what makes it a bayou in the first place so a flood certainly can't destroy a swamp. The Breaux Bridge city web site or tourism Facebook give no indication flood issues. You can always call them with any questions. I wouldn't let the recent event affect a trip 4 months ...


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I agree with @DumbCoder. The surfing season ends in May as the monsoon starts in June. Lifeguards even prevent you from getting into the sea in June and July. Snorkelling in the lakes may also be a disappointment as the rains cloud the water and visibility is very low. The East Coast of Sri Lanka is a bright spot though and places like Arugambay are great ...


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Like Mark said, you need to define what is near. Anyways, I am considering near as overnight drive. The one I have been to is Dandeli. It is one of the best river rafting destinations in South India. There are direct buses from Bangalore. The rapids are really exciting and there are trained instructors as well, in case you are a newbie.


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Over that side I'd be far more tempted to go sea kayaking - check out http://www.seakayakoban.com/ , or my favourite, http://www.rockhopperscotland.co.uk/ for some amazing routes - but if you want to kayak on lochs in the west of Scotland, the following should be useful: Loch Lomond has quite a few water sports centres that will hire kayaks or canoes. Can ...


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A quick search on Google yields Canoe Val d'Allier as a valid rental company. The linked page shows the tariffs. For more results you want to try googling location kayak val d'Allier which is French for kayak rental Allier valley.


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If most of your diving is likely to be around the UK, then another consideration is BSAC originally developed their courses for our local cold, dark wreck-filled waters. BSAC also has (or at least had) an extensive club organisation with the associated social life, whereas PADI is all about the money. (Disclosure: Trained with a BSAC club many years ago. ...


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Speaking from the available data only and not from first-hand experience, it seems that Sierra Leone is pretty safe when it comes to shark attacks. Sources often cite only a few attacks ever recorded (For instance here or here) mostly lying more than 100 years back. There seems to have been one incident in 2006, killing 4 fishermen. I am not sure if that ...


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If you're buying travel insurance, you would want to cover your entire trip, not for just medical expenses, but for the other exigencies that such insurance can cover: loss, theft, travel or baggage delays, emergency cash, legal assistance. If you buy medical insurance only, you may not have to cover your entire trip. However, not doing so could present ...


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Picture Lake was mentioned in a comment. According to the USDA Forest Service, swimming and boating is not permitted on Picture Lake (my emphasis) Picture Lake is the centerpiece of a strikingly beautiful landscape in the Heather Meadows area. ... Hikers only. No camping. No fires, except self-contained, carry-in stoves. No snowmobiles. Dogs must be ...


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Roebuck Lake, an oxbow lake off the Red River, ought to qualify.


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The best place near Tbilisi to paddle with your paddle board is Gldani-Nadzaladevi the Tbilisi reservoir. The second best place near Tbilisi to do some Stand Up Paddle is Pshavis Aragvi River but be careful because water can be rough in most seasons. The third best place to do some paddle board near Tbilisi is definitely Zhinvali Lake. That is fantastic all ...


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The SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) website SUPTrotters has many examples of places in Georgia you can do stand up paddleboarding. However, the strength, ferocity of rivers, cascades etc, would be worth investigating before launching an expedition on any type of river, anywhere. It may be worth using SUPTrotters to contact other users in Georgia as guides or ...


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I am a little disturb about people's fear of shark attacks. Your odds of being harassed by a shark is something like 1 in 3,748,067 (+/- 0.0000267%) and to be killed by a shark is roughly 1 in 89,953,608 (+/- 0.00000111%) https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/World.htm In period from 1580 to 2014 the Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks is ...


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