Staying safe at different aquatic locations
Different aquatic locations each have unique risks and hazards. Inland waterways, which include lakes, rivers, dams, etc, with their often benign appearance, can hide serious hazards such as currents, snags and cold water. Beaches have other concerns such as rips, waves and sand bars.
Understanding the particular risks and hazards of the aquatic environment you're planning on entering is a valuable way to maximise your safety.