Do I need to be able to swim?
Yes, we need you to be able to swim 50m. You will have a buoyancy aid, wetsuit and helmet to keep you afloat and plenty of rest stops
What do I need to bring?
All equipment is provided, all you need is your costume, towel and trainers for the water.
Will I be told what to do?
At Cumulus, we take the time to brief you and constantly make you aware of what is happening and show you what you will be required to do. The training is progressive.
Will I have to do something I don’t want to do?
No. Our ethos is ‘Challenge by Choice.’ We give you the challenges, it’s your choice on how you meet those challenges. So you are empowered to be in control of your session.
How long does the session last?
The session lasts 3 hours from the time you arrive, till the time you depart. This includes the walk, changing, safety briefs etc. You’ll actually be in the water for one hour. That’ll be enough for you.
What is the experience of your instructors?
We pride ourselves on our professional ability. We look the part and act the part in the water.
You’ll be able to spot our guides instantly as we all wear a uniform and have a safety tube in the group. This enables the guide to point to the exact location of the jumps and tow any participant who is tired. We have two guides per group.
Our guides tend to be on the more mature side and have undertaken quite extensive training in conjunction with the National Coasteering Charter. We always have a minimum of two guides per a maximum of sixteen participants in one group. However, this is in the case of larger groups. Normally, in practice, a group size is around two guides per ten participants. One of the two guides is a lead guide who has lots of valuable knowledge and experience of the location. Their assistant has passed our training course and is consolidating their site specific training. They normally are ready to become a lead guide after a full season of extensive Coasteering.
Do you have male / female changing facilities?
Yes, and a private toilet and private parking. The changing facilities are basic but adequate. With other Coasteering operators you would be changing in a public car park with no toilet facilities and you would also have to pay for the parking.