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Meet Cabo Dolphins For A Splashing Good Time

If you're planning to visit Cabo San Lucas, you'll find plenty of activities come to mind. None of those activities can come close to the amazing adventure you'll have meeting local dolphins up close and personal. These animals are hands down the most playful, social, intelligent, and friendly marine creatures in the world. Thought to be the most highly evolved creatures living in the ocean, they are one of Earth's greatest sea treasures.

If you'd like to have an up close encounter with real tropical water dolphins, it's easy when visiting this beautiful vacation destination. With several types of encounters available, you are sure to find the experience that will send you home with incredible memories. Whether you're 5 or 105, you can have a dream encounter in paradise.

Meet New Friends At A Sanctuary

If you're ready for your first experience with dolphins, the best place to begin is meeting them at a sanctuary. During a local sanctuary visit, you will meet a pod of trained Pacific bottlenose ones that love and live to meet and interact with people.

This experience usually begins with a short educational presentation where you'll learn about the habits, behavior, and physiology of Cabo dolphins. Then you'll head to the pool to pet, admire, and maybe even get a kiss from these friendly sea creatures. You'll see that these mammals enjoy meeting you just as much as you enjoy meeting them. They live in a happy home where they are well cared for and benefit from excellent care.

Get In The Pool

If you really want a unique experience, you can even get in the pool with them at one of the local sanctuaries. In one of the custom designed sanctuary pools, you can jump in the water after a short training session to enjoy the exhilaration and excitement of actually swimming with Cabo dolphins.

You will interact with them as they play, swim, jump, and dance for you. These amazing sea creatures may even give you a hug and a kiss or offer you a dorsal pull ride around the pool. You'll have an amazing time meeting and swimming with your new marine friends.

Be A Trainer For A Day

If you're ready for the ultimate adventure, you can become a trainer for a day at one of the local sanctuaries. Who knows? You might have so much fun you decide to make a career change. In local trainer for a day programs, you get as close to being a real trainer as you can without a degree in marine biology. You'll train, feed, care for, swim with, and even participate in public performances during your day. The sanctuary will even provide you with a uniform and you'll receive a diploma, photographs, and a DVD of this incredible experience.


Analyzing River Rapids For Safe Kayaking

Tony BrianFor kayaking in particular, you'd better have a basic understanding of nature's rules in the water. You'll want to know what you're in for when you look at a river and how to analyze the water before you ever set foot in it. Analyzing rapids could be the most important skill you learn besides paddling; it's good to know where to start.

Before ever setting out you'll want to know a few basic facts about the river you're facing. Do a little research, know the area around the river and read any information from other kayakers of their experiences in that river. If there are any impasses that need to be circumvented, you'll want to know before you get there. Have the area mapped out first.

Beyond simple research you can make some very important observations while you're out there that will help you to have a more enjoyable time. You should take note of the water speed and the current as well as the terrain around the river. If you are on a mountain you should expect steep drops and wild water, while valleys are slightly less predictable. If the slope is gentle and largely flat you'll be bored half way down the river though, so try and decide before getting in what you're looking at.

Beyond the natural terrain look for anything out of the ordinary that might spell disaster later. Look for trees in the water or freshly fallen rocks. You want to know what you'll be running into before you get there. Man made obstacles are a similar problem. Look out for bridges and fences as well as the occasional barbed wire or dam.

Before heading out check the weather forecast to make sure you're heading into something you can handle. Don't expect easy to read conditions if there is a storm on the way. Heavy rain can quickly change the course of a whitewater trip and you should be prepared. Check to see what has happened in the days leading up to your trip as well. If it's been raining a lot of late, the river level might be higher.

The past weather is very important in case of the rise or fall of the water line in the river. In either case you might be faced with unsafe conditions. Not only is it important to have a good idea of what you are paddling into, it's important to know that that will stay the same as when you checked on it before. Unpredictable weather or past extremes might have changed the flow of the rapids over time and make your ride much less safe than you'd like.

In general there are safe guards in effect to help a kayaker or rafter know what to expect when they approach a rapid. They are graded on a scale of I to VI and you should know the skill level that best fits you. Knowing the class of the rapids you're attempting is important as well as your own skill level. Never push you limits right away. Build up to attacking those harder runs.

White water kayaking is a fun and rewarding outdoor sport, but without the proper preparation it can become dangerous quickly. Take the time to research your river and the surrounding terrain and you'll likely have a much better time when you step in the water.


The Key To A Good Marine Twin Disc Transmission Is Selecting The Right Re-Manufacturer

Rebuilt twin disc transmissions can vary in quality and lifespan. Selecting the right re-manufacturer will help you get the most for your money when you buy a rebuilt transmission because you'll know they followed a set standard of procedures to ensure quality. This article will help you with a few tips in selecting that specialist.

Up To Date Methods

The techniques and materials that go into rebuilt twin disc transmissions change constantly as the re-manufacturer strives for more precise and efficient drive parts. Make sure your transmission specialist is up to date on the latest techniques like oil immersion bearing heating technology. They should also be up to date on all factory technical updates that apply to your rebuilt transmission.

Not All Rebuilt Transmissions Are Alike

Rebuilt twin disc transmissions can be very different from each other. Each brand has unique features and designs that sets it apart from the others. It's difficult for anyone to be a specialist on all brands so you'll want to find a dealer that specializes in the brand you prefer. Don't be afraid to ask the dealer what brands they work with, what the level of expertise is, how much training the specialist has received, and if the specialist has a designated certification from the factory.

Regardless of the brand, price or quality you can't wait forever for your rebuilt transmission to be delivered. In a commercial business, time is money and if your equipment is not working for you, you're losing money. Check with the re-manufacturer concerning delivery times. Ask about their supply of inventory for drive parts, you'll want a dealer that can deliver same day or next day shipping to reduce your down time.

Delivery Is Just The Beginning

Customer service should be a big consideration when buying rebuilt twin disc transmissions. You'll want to work with a specialist that knows your products and answers questions correctly and quickly, helping to identify your needs prior to and during the purchase process. Once the sale is complete, after-sale customer service is just as important. You'll want to make sure technical support is readily available for help during the installation if needed.

Has The Product Been Thoroughly Tested?

You expect that when you buy rebuilt twin disc transmissions they will be tested, but how the testing is conducted is important. Most re-manufacturers will test the parts, but some will do so only in the shop. When you install a rebuilt transmission, it operates under real time stress and experiences of normal pressure and this use can cause a failure if the parts were not tested properly. This can be prevented if the specialists have access to computer controlled and monitored work cycles. Be sure you have a clear understanding of the warranty, what is covered and what is not, under what conditions, time limits, etc.

Finding the right rebuilt transmission specialist is more than just getting the right part. Having the latest technologies combined with years of experience will help you get what you expect and need.


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