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Training and Education for safety on the water

Published: 14 August 2019
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

In order to remain safe while on the water, all water activities require basic knowledge of certain specific areas - Lifejackets, maritime radio usage, knowing the tides, anticipating bad weather conditions. You will find links below to sources of training for various aspects of water activities.

Where to find activity-specific sources of education and training:

Swimming: Irish Water Safety

Boating and Windsurfing : Irish Sailing Association

Paddlesports: Canoeing Ireland

Diving : Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (Irish Underwater Council)

Trawler or Commercial fishing: Board Iascaigh Mhara (link is external)

Kitesurfing: Irish Kitesurfing Association

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