Know Before You Go
Prior to families booking their Coasteering adventure in Cornwall, we often get asked various questions about the activity, in the section below we highlight some common considerations relating to Coasteering in Cornwall.
We are often asked how safe is Coasteering? What equipment do I need? Or, do I need to be fit to enjoy a Coasteering session?
More information about Coasteering can be found in our complete FAQ’s, our blog or get in touch.
Safety – Possibly our most frequently asked question, “Is Coasteering safe?” – Yes of course it is!
Although some descriptions of what is involved in Coasteering may be designed to attract adrenaline junkies in actuality there is very little risk involved undertaking the activity and huge all round benefits to be gained. As with any adventure activity the very nature of the experience is often outside of peoples natural comfort zone however, our highly experienced guides will ensure your safety at all times.
Trusted Coasteering providers typically adhere to guidelines laid out by the National Coasteering Charter. This charter aims to promote Coasteering as an activity to be enjoyed by all and to ensure that safe practices are used at all times. Owner of Cornish Wave Jorrin Massingham is an active member of the NCC and currently one of two NCC representatives for Cornwall.
Equipment – Safety equipment will be provided – This includes a helmet, wetsuit and buoyancy aid. You can find out more about what to wear in Coasteering in our blog. We ask that you bring something to wear under your wetsuit, a towel and a pair of lace up trainers that you don’t mind getting wet.
Physical Fitness – A question that is asked just as often is, “Do I need to be physically fit?” – Not really no! Coasteering does require a certain degree of physicality and endurance, but you do not need to be supremely fit or someone that attends the gym 5 times a week! It is advisable that you are a confident swimmer, however – If you are not, you may not find the experience as enjoyable.
Cliff Jumping – Some people are terrified at the thought of jumping off the top of a cliff, but don’t worry – You do not have to jump if you do not want too! It is highly recommended that you do take the plunge, conquer your fears and jump, however – You will feel exhilarated after the experience!