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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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The highest jump is at the Macau tower, at 233m, but it's technically a controlled descent, not a true bungee. That's the Skyjump. They do however, have a bungee with a guide rope there too. However, it's not over sea or water, as you requested. So then you have to look at the jump from the top of the Verzasca Dam near Locarno, Switzerland. It appears in ...


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I'll start by saying that you're right, the idea is crazy. However, your idea of a "large" river may be different from mine. I think of "large" as anything over 100 meters across that has commercial traffic: the Mississippi, to be sure, but also the Hudson, or even the lower Delaware. Here are the reasons I wouldn't do it: Large rivers are ugly. They were ...


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Here you will find a map of all windsurfing schools that are part of the Swiss Windsurf Organisation. This will provide you with a good overview about the spots where wind surfing is possible in Switzerland, and will also give you a staring point if you need some instructions in the beginning. Here the interactive map as an image: Here you will find an ...


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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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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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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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According to this list: http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/life/worlds-15-highest-bungee-jumping-sites-479316 and crossing it with the description here: http://www.skybreakers.com/eng/suomenkorkein_eng.htm apparently the highest bungee jump above/over the sea is in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, Finland. The jump is done from 150 mts high. It's very likely that ...


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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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You could try to ask the "Killer whale submarine" (aka Seabreacher) dealers close to your place / the region where you'd like to rent it. This page lists dealers over the world. Hydro Attack in Queenstown, NZ, has a "tour operator" mode for the Seabreacher; I don't know if you can drive it though. Extremalov, their Russian dealer in Moscow, rents a few ...


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There are several options in Thailand, but in general first of all this here: Diving in Thailand is - specially opposed to other locations in South East Asia such as Indonesia and the Philippines - not the best location to go to. Coral bleaching and overcrowding has severely deteriorated Thailand as a beach and dive location over the last 8 years, and even ...


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I am not a windsurfing specialist, but I can see many people doing it on all the lakes I pass by. Mainly there are the Bielersee, Murtensee and Lac de Neuchatel (Neuenburgsee in German) these are in the region of the three lakes. Lake Geneva is also very popular especially when the east wind is blowing (a strong wind called bise in French). I haven't ...


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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 ...


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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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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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It looks like there are quite a few places, but most of them only have websites in French. The magic search term is Location de planche à voile. For example, Diabolo Funboard (who did the video I linked to) have a rental location on Anse Vata Beach (la plage de l'Anse Vata). Mdplaisers.com which Mark mentioned are in a similar area, and appear to have some ...


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The New Caledonia Office of Tourism's website has a recommendation for windsurfing: "Aloha" - rates are 3000-5000cfp, and their address is Promenade Roger Laroque - Anse Vata. Maps and contact details on the link as well. Another windsurfing discussion mentioned a site Mdplaisers.com - I've linked to their contact information. From other sites, it ...


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You will find some very good places at the IJseelmeer in Holland. Lake Garda in Trentino, Italy, is another famous spot with thermal wind that starts blowing usually around 12am. The area you might be most interested in is the northern one, near Riva or Limone or Torbole. You will find people rushing around 11am even if there is no single movement of the air ...


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Kayaking is not too difficult in calm waters. It can get more difficult in exposed conditions or strong wind. The kind shown in your photo are "sit on top" which are good for beginners and very stable. Others are true kayaks and your legs go inside. There are two ways you might end up hiring a kayak:- Off a Resort Beach. Beachfront resorts may have sit ...


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