CAGAYAN DE ORO WHITEWATER RAFTING CDO | SAFETY TIPS

CAGAYAN DE ORO WHITEWATER RAFTING | SAFETY TIPS

Whitewater Rafting CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO WHITEWATER RAFTING CDO | SAFETY TIPS

Cagayan de Oro City is home to some of the most scenic spots and the exhilarating whitewater rafting. The place is dubbed as the adventure capital in the Philippines.

More popular than the Oro Ham,   Cagayan de Oro’s become renowned throughout the country as the premier whitewater rafting destination of the Philippines. Although whitewater rafting outfitters have been running the Cagayan river circuit since the 1990s, the tourism picked up after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gave the rapids a go in 2002.

Cagayan river boasts of a twenty-three rapid count ranging from levels I to IV, the ceiling of most manageable whitewater rapids. River tours run throughout the year.

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CAGAYAN DE ORO WHITEWATER RAFTING | SAFETY TIPS

Whitewater Rafting CDO

WHITEWATER RAFTING CDO SAFETY TIPS

Whitewater rafting activity has been one of the top extreme water activities one would take in a lifetime. Albeit not as usual as snorkeling and even scuba-diving, this activity is way fun in and thrilling! Feel the rush of your adrenaline as you venture into this outdoor water activity. To help you further, here are some of the safety tips that I could share.

  •    Seek Professional Help

In whatever aspect of white water rafting, may it be in the preparation down to the process, always seek for the advice and suggestions of a professional or even licensed one. This will save you from a lot of trouble as well as the danger if you do it before your first ever adventure. Listen very carefully when given the instructions prior to the activity and the guide’s command while in transit.

  •     Use good life-jacket

Safety should come first in this kind of extreme activity. So, do not reason out that you are a good swimmer and you do not need a life-jacket anymore. Do not ever go on this activity without wearing one because this is one of the essential requirement to join the activity. Of course, lifejacket will always be provided by the tour operators.

CAGAYAN DE ORO WHITEWATER RAFTING | SAFETY TIPS

Whitewater Rafting CDO

  •    Wear Protective Gears

Elbow and knee pads are also available if you would like to take extra precaution. Aside from that, a good helmet is also a must since you might accidentally hit your head to something while you are having the wild journey in this activity.

  •    Wear proper outer clothes

Go for fit and at the same time light clothes as your attire. Make sure that you go away with clothes with heavy designs like ruffles or clothes that made-up of heavy fabric. These types of garments might interfere with the way you move or with the way you perform your duties in the activity. It would be best to wear a rashguard to protect you from sunburn. I wasn’t prepared when I first tried it, hence I got some sunburn after the activity.

  •    Hold your paddle properly

In paddling, hold the paddle properly so that you will not worry that it might be taken by the water or you might hit it with something. Just hold it firmly and do not let it control you, you have to be the one in control.

  •    Do not leave the boat

Just stay at the boat at all times even if the water looks calm or whatever because at times, sudden bumps and flow of water happen and you might be in danger if you are not at the boat at that specific moment.

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  •  Know how to swim

In case something happens, you have to make use of your swimming skills to save yourself! Do not expect that others would put you into their top saving priority because you first have to look after yourself. Learn different swimming techniques so that you can be safe at all times. Of course, you can still go on white water rafting even though you don’t know how to swim with the use of a lifevest.

  •    Learn hand commands

Someone in charge of the activity would always give signals on when to paddle and to stop, and where to begin gripping or being calm. So, be cautious about those signals beforehand.

  •    Do not panic

If unfortunate things happen, do not ever panic. Just stay calm and try to recall all the precautionary measures discuss with you during the orientation. Through this, you will get to gather your mind and pull yourself together and survive that scene.

  •    Listen to the guide

An orientation or briefing will be given before the actual activity, listen attentively and remember all the necessary details being discussed by the guide because this will help you a lot later on.

CAGAYAN DE ORO WHITEWATER RAFTING | SAFETY TIPS

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HOW TO GET THERE

Port

Cagayan de Oro Port is one of the most modern international seaports in the country. The port is serving trips to and from various places such as Manila, Tagbilaran, Cebu City, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Bacolod and Jagna, Bohol.

Airport

The Laguindingan Airport is serving both Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and other neighboring provinces.

 

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  3. likhang pinoy

    any information on the price? do you pay per person or per group? i llike rafting!!!

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