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Seatrekking is a sport that consists in exploring the shorelines of oceans, seas, bays, lakes or rivers both above and below the water over the course of several days, without the aid of a boat or a watercraft. Seatrekking involves swimming, snorkeling, freediving and hiking, and combines all these disciplines into a distinctive form of travel and outdoor experience.
Seatrekking adheres to Leave No Trace principles and is committed to the conservation of natural environments and to minimising environmental impacts along the coastline.
Travelling in small groups to minimize the impact on the environment and the disturbance on wildlife
Seatrekking can be dangerous, and is a physically demanding activity due to its engagement with open water. A good physical condition, swimming proficiency, knowledge of outdoor safety, self-rescue and usage of adequate equipment is crucial to practicing seatrekking safely.
Open water simming and snorkeling hazards include and are not limited to:
Safety equipment may include and is not limited to:
Weather & Ocean patterns and forecast require particular attention including and not limited to:
Seatrekking requires the use of a waterproof bag:
At sea, for swimming, snorkeling or freediving, further essential equipment includes:
On land, the essential equipment consists of: