If you are among those that enjoy thrilling adventures or adrenaline rushes then you might definitely consider adventure sports. Whether it’s jumping off a bridge, climbing the face of a mountain, navigating through treacherous rapids or diving to see sharks you will always have an option.
Types of Adventure Sports
To provide you some types of adventure sports, consider the following:
This is considered as sport of navigating into rivers within an inflatable raft. Most of the time, several people would be in the raft and each would use paddle in order to help in navigation. Rapids are being categorized to six classes depending on the difficulty that guides you to the white water experience which is appropriate for the experience level. In Level I, rapids are small and easy waves along with no obstacles and would not need a guide. Level VI rapids would include unrunnable waves as well as deadly waterfalls. Rafting adventures would be close like the nearest river or across the country in locations such as Colorado River, New York’s Salmon River and Oregon’s Rogue River.
If you are not afraid of heights, this one is definitely the best option you should consider. Styles in rock climbing might include trad, free, solo, mountain, ice and aid. Prior to climbing there is a need for proper equipment such as carabineers which connects the rope and the harness, the harness is required to hold you up as you climb. There is also a need for belay devices being used by the climbers in order to feed the rope into one another. Some important safety equipment would include climbing shoes being made of vulcanized rubber, helmet and gloves. You might as well find rock climbing across the country within locations like Mt. Hood, Mt. Shasta and also Yosemite National Park on West Coast as well as east of the Rockies in McConnells Mill State Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Tennessee River Gorge.
This is considered as sport of jumping coming from tall structures like of buildings, towers and bridges having elastic cord being tied around the ankle. The cord is being secured into the structure, this adventure sport would give you sense of free falling up until the cord reaches the end and snaps the back toward the top of the structure. China’s Macau Tower is considered as the highest structure for bungee jumping in the world. For those bungee jumpers in US, Bungee America would be located in Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles, California.
Deep Sea Diving
Special equipment as well as certifications is needed before you could deep sea dive. Since the pressure of deep water could place on the human body prospective divers should take classes being offered through a certified scuba diving organization. They would attend classroom sessions as well as practice in confined and then open water. They would learn to use the diving equipment and so dive effectively and safely within various depths. Most of the beginners are being limited in order to dive less than 130 feet. Some of the basic equipment will include air tank, mask, gloves, flippers and dry suit. Whether you are to travel across the glove in order to dive at the Great Barrier Reef or stick closer to home along with trips to USS Spiegel Grove of Florida, Oahu or the Channel Islands, you will definitely find diving adventure matching your abilities.
Those are some of the types of adventure sports that you might consider if you want to extreme kinds of thrill, excitement and fun you might not experience with some other kinds of sports.