Protecting Your Life While Boating

There are many activities to do on a boat, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, freediving, scuba diving, and so much more. Sadly, emergencies while boating are a very real possibility. Luckily we live in a time that we can protect our own against the dangers of the water. Here are a few tips. 

  1.  Personal locating beacon. This beacon will activate a signal for sos to your location for any life threatening problems that arise on your boat. This personal beacon can snap right on to your life jacket or Personal flotation device and protect you and your families lives on the water. Feel free to find one here:
  2. Life jackets. An absolute must have on board your boat, for everyone. A life jacket should be worn at all times for anyone that does not know how to swim. It is also important to keep them very accessible in case of emergency. Click here to find out more
  3. Flare Kits. This is another must have on your boat. This is a United States Coast Guard required piece of equipment. A flare kit is one of the items you hope to never have to use but must keep with you just in case.  Click here to see your options
  4. Fire Extinguishers. Fires on boats are not impossible, in fact, they are very possible. There are hundreds of wires on most boats along with gallons of fuel. A boat fire is life threatening and a very bad situation that could easily hurt your friends and family. They only way to fight an on board fire is to make sure you are prepared for the worst case scenario. Click this link for a great option to fight fires. 

At the Helm Training hopes everyone can enjoy time on the water as much as we do while practicing the most effective form of safety, preparedness.