BECOME A BETTER BOATER

Learning about boating doesn't have to be boring! Danny the Dolphin, Penny the Pelican and Sam the Shark offer some basic lessons to make you a better boater...

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ACTIVITIES
 

1. Know your state or territory

Familiarise yourself with the waterways around your state or territory, especially those close to your home. Refer to Google Maps or marine charts of your area. Waterways can vary greatly due to tidal influence, time of year, extreme weather events (floods or drought) and various other factors. It's important to gain a good understanding of the area you're planning to go boating.

2. Know your boat

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3. Learn to swim

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4. Swim with a friend

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5. Wear safety gear

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6. Use safety equipment

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7. Throw, row, reach

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8. Look before you leap

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9. Don't overload your boat

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10. Stay with your boat

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11. Learn distress signals

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12. Learn boating rules

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13. Swim between the flags

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14. Be sun and water smart

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15. Be polite. Don't pollute

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16. Dangers in the water

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SIGNS, FLAGS AND DISTRESS SIGNALS

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ACTIVITY ANSWERS

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THANKS WATER SAFETY MASCOTS!

Danny, Penny and Sam come to you courtesy of NSW Roads and Maritime Services