Going out to the sea is one of the most exciting trips you can take with your loved ones as it provides tons of fun opportunities that will turn into everlasting memories. However, things can quickly go south if you find yourself unsafe in the middle of the water with no help in sight and that’s where we come in.
Here at Mazatlan Marine Center, we want you to have the best time possible on one of our sandy beaches here in Mexico. That’s why in this blog, we’re going to list down some of the most crucial safety tips that we think will come in handy during your trip to the open waters. If you’re curious to learn more about them, here’s everything you need to know:
Don’t swim alone
One of the most important rules that everyone should follow is to never swim alone. This safety tip goes for everybody, regardless of their experience in the sea as this can help save your life in case something goes wrong while swimming.
When heading to the water from the shore, make sure to have a buddy with you to ensure that someone else can keep an eye on you while you monitor them as well.
Stay on the lifeguard’s visibility
Thankfully, resorts across Mexico are equipped with expert lifeguards who have spent years saving a life or two in the sea. You can count on them to dive straight into the beach just to save someone from drowning but it’s your job to stay in their line of sight.
Never drink and swim
Similar to driving, you should never swim while under the influence of alcohol for the same reasons. As much as possible, you need to all your senses when swimming, especially if you’re on the deeper side of the shore.
Being drunk while swimming can cause you to lose your bearings which will then lead to you inevitably drowning.
Don’t go too deep into the sea
If you’re an inexperienced swimmer, you should never go to the deep parts of the shore. At first, you may think that it’s not that bad considering that it doesn’t get deep until you walk further.
However, you’ll be surprised at how sudden it gets deeper in just a few steps which can catch you off guard and panic. So, as much as possible, stay within the designated area for swimming to make sure that you don’t go too far off the shore.
Wear a life vest
If you’re going for a swim in the middle of the sea instead of the shore, then we recommend wearing a life vest if you’re not that good of a swimmer. By doing this, you can ensure that you’ll float no matter how deep the water is and save your life in the process.