black water rafting

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black water rafting

An extreme sport in which participants float on inner tubes and traverse underground rivers in networks of caves and go over small falls. Most wear wetsuits to protect against the extremely cold water temperatures and head lamps to see.
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the plan includes an eco Sports rider covering such activities as jungle zip-lining, wildlife safaris and cave tubing, among others.
Stops on Carnival Legend incl Cozumel, Belize, Grand Cayman, swimming with dolphins and cave tubing (floating down river on giant rubber tyres).
The day after my cave tubing adventure, I ventured with a friend to rappel into the 100-meter "Black Hole Drop," unswayed by the stories of rock throwing and intimidation from the night before.
Activities like cascading waterfalls, cave tubing, zip-lining, hiking through ancient Maya relics, snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and diving the Blue Hole are just a few of the many extraordinary experiences one can have on a Belize vacation.
The plan includes an Eco Sports Rider covering such activities as jungle zip lining, wildlife safaris, and cave tubing among others.
Each of these destinations features beautiful beaches, unique cultural experiences and a variety of shore excursion choices, from ziplining, snorkeling and kayaking to cave tubing and exploring ancient ruins.
One of the most popular activities is cave tubing, where visitors float down rivers that pass through several caves.
Caving and Cave Tubing For a thrilling trip down rivers and through the limestone caves of Belize, visitors can take advantage of the many cave-tubing adventures offered throughout the country.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and Belize's National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) officially announced today the establishment of mandatory protective policies for cave tubing in Belize, effective October 15, 2008.
The offshore cave tubing incident involving the death of a 52-year-old Orlando, Fla.
According to Director of Tourism Tracy Panton, a cave tubing accident of this magnitude has never occurred.
These policies include: enhanced, mandatory guide-to-guest ratios of eight to one for all operating cave tubing tour companies in Belize; additional signage posted in each cave tubing excursion site, informing participants of park rules and current water conditions and/or warnings; meticulous scheduling of cave tubing tours offered by tour operators; and the continuation of mandatory specialty training for each cave tubing guide (which will include education on new regulations).