Yes, it is safe. There has been a great increase in expertise in this sport; in terms of quality, specialization and standardization of equipment and safety measures; all of which are the top-most aspects guaranteed by the Borneo Wavehunters.
The rafts are different sizes which can accommodate 6 - 9 persons (M) and 12 persons (L); excluding the river guide(s).
Bigger groups will be divided into smaller groups accordingly. Our raft is (M) size which can accommodate 6-9 person include river guide. However the total person can be accommodating in 1 raft is depending on the water level.
As for Kiulu River the total person can be accommodate from 5 - 8 person include guide and 6 – 9 person can be can be accommodate in Padas River. If it is important to you to have rafts with no other participants, our reservations staff will be glad to take your requests. However, we cannot guarantee that unoccupied spaces will not be taken by other clients. The best bet is to bring a group and fill the raft. The trip leader on the day will make the final decision.
Yes; and our river guides are qualified professionals (certified by International Rafting Federation), thoroughly experienced, certified for CPR and first aid techniques. They have long been river-guiding and whitewater rafting.
The categories below show the International Scale of River Difficulty. The descriptions may sound rather scary, but remember, the descriptions are primarily designed for the inexperienced boater with no professional training. Class I - Easy
Waves are small, regular; riffles. Class II - Medium
Rapids of medium difficulty; swift current, passages are wide and clear. Class III - Difficult
Waves numerous, high, irregular; rocks, eddies, rapids with passages that are clear though narrow, requiring expertise in maneuvering. Class IV - Very Difficult
Long rapids, waves powerful and irregular; dangerous rocks, boiling eddies; powerful and precise maneuvering required. Class V - Extremely Difficult
Long and violent rapids following each other almost without interruption; riverbed extremely obstructed; big drops, violent current, very steep gradient. Class VI – Very Extremely Difficult
The upper extreme of Whitewater Rivers, commercially unburnable.
On most of our rafting trips, professional photographers shoot at various locations on the river, and proofs are available for viewing soon after the raft trip. Client can purchase the picture directly with our photographers during the tour. We will do our best to ensure memories of your white water rafting trip are captured.
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