Extreme tourism: entertainment for adrenaline junkies
Extreme tourism has always been very popular among those who like to tickle their nerves. That is why the business offering quite dangerous and at the same time exciting entertainment is developing so rapidly. Read about some of them in this article.
Who among us hasn't thought about overcoming the fear of heights and jumping out of an airplane with a parachute at least once in his life? Well, not everyone dreams of it, but not everyone does. So what is this sport?
Skydiving involves jumping from airplanes, helicopters or other high platforms with a parachute. This incredibly dangerous entertainment attracts many extremists and people who want to experience the incomparable sensations of free fall and flight.
Professional skydiving athletes use special equipment, which consists of a parachute folded into a backpack and other safety equipment.
Before attempting a jump on their own, beginners usually need to undergo special training under the supervision of qualified instructors. It includes theoretical classes and training with the help of special simulators.
As we have already mentioned, skydiving is a rather dangerous activity. Therefore, athletes and amateurs should follow all the necessary rules and regulations, check their equipment before each jump, and plan their routes carefully. It is also important to be attentive to weather conditions and various changes during the flight.
This sport gives incredible emotions and a sense of freedom, but it also requires serious preparation and a responsible attitude to safety. Those who decide to try skydiving should choose experienced instructors and follow all the recommendations to ensure that everything goes well.
Another hobby for real daredevils. This is an extreme sport that involves jumping from a great height from a fixed platform or object using a special parachute or a suit with wings. This type of activity requires great skills, courage and preparation.
The name "base jumping" comes from the English acronym "B.A.S.E.", which means "Building, Antenna, Span, Earth". These four categories indicate the types of objects that can be jumped from: buildings, antennas, bridges, and the ground, which can include natural objects such as rocks or mountains.
Base jumpers jump from heights that can range from several hundred meters to several kilometers. Athletes must perform a special jumping technique that includes the correct push off from the platform, pulling up legs and arms, free fall before opening the parachute or activating a special suit with wings. An incorrect calculation of the height or inability to control your body can lead to serious consequences. Therefore, athletes must be very experienced and follow strict rules
There is a strong community among base jumpers. They often get together on jumping platforms and participate in competitions where the skill and creativity of the athletes are evaluated.
Therefore, this sport is created for real extremists who are looking for the highest emotions and are ready to take big risks in exchange for incredible impressions and a sense of freedom. By the way, base jumping is banned in many countries.
This is one of the most popular water sports, which involves exploring the underwater world. Diving requires special equipment and training, as a person dives to a considerable depth and is under high pressure.
Interestingly, this sport has several different types. For example, tourists are most often engaged in recreational diving. It involves diving solely for fun and exploring various corals, marine animals, fish, and shipwrecks. When practicing this sport, it is important to follow safety rules and techniques to avoid various unpleasant situations.
In order to engage in professional diving, you need to be certified, which can be obtained after successfully completing a training course and practical training. The most common organizations that issue certificates are PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors), and others.
Diving is a way to learn more about the mysterious underwater world, enjoy its natural beauty and tranquility, and immerse yourself in the feeling of freedom that water gives.
This is a type of adventure tourism in which people visit caves, explore their spaces and enjoy the incredible natural formations and landscapes that can be found underground.
Speleoturists often use the services of professional guides who have extensive experience in exploring caves and know their geology, history and natural specifics.
During such trips, people use various equipment, such as helmets, flashlights, ropes, carabiners, rings, etc. Some caves can be very dark and confusing, so proper preparation is an important part of safety.
Speleotourism can be dangerous because it involves risks such as low visibility, the possibility of losing orientation, collapse, and the danger of flooding. Therefore, this type of entertainment is not suitable for everyone. However, there are true connoisseurs of this activity who are not afraid of anything.
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