Deep sea fishing is a popular holiday excursion. It can be exhilarating, especially if you land a big catch, but it can also be dangerous.
If you’re planning a holiday this summer and you’re interested in deep sea fishing, here are some tips to steer clear of dangers and prevent travel accidents.
Staying safe when you go deep sea fishing
Many people like to enjoy new experiences when they go on holiday. Deep sea fishing is not something you get to do every day and it makes for an exciting trip out. Depending on where you are going and what time of year you go away, you may also be able to spot dolphins and sea birds, as well as trying to hook the catch of the day.
If you’re going out during the day, make sure you wear sun lotion and take plenty of fluids with you; ideally, you should drink water throughout the day. Try to avoid drinking alcohol, as it dehydrates you. If you feel too hot, or your skin starts to burn, move into the shade.
If you’re going deep sea fishing at night, be prepared for the cold. Take warm layers and waterproof clothing with you and wrap up. It may be windy and the sea may be rough. If you suffer from seasickness, take some anti-nausea tablets before you go.
Boat decks can get wet, especially on rough seas, so take care and walk slowly to avoid slips, trips and falls. Wear suitable footwear, such as boots or trainers, to reduce your risk of slips and trips. Be careful when walking down the stairs and when disembarking.
If you’re going on a boat trip during the day and there is an option to snorkel, make sure you stick to the recommended areas and stay close to the boat. Follow instructions from the trip organisers at all times.
Can I claim compensation for a deep sea fishing accident?
If you’ve been injured on holiday and you weren’t at fault for your injuries, you may be eligible for travel accident compensation.
In order to claim compensation for an accident abroad, you must be able to demonstrate that you were not at fault for the accident. If you slipped on a wet floor at your hotel, or you developed food poisoning from the hotel restaurant for example, you may be able to claim
against your UK tour operator if they act on behalf of the hotel.
If you think you may have a viable holiday accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice