Even though a good fly-fishing outfit protects a fishermen from hardly getting wet, it would be foolish to forget that river wading is a water activity. A river’s current and depth must be respected because they are the principle dangers of river wading.
To ensure safety, fly-fishermen must not enter the water above their waist. Any deeper and a fisherman runs the risk of slipping, being swept by the current, or water filling their waders. River waders must never forget that waders do allow them to safely enter a river’s waters, but they do not make them invincible. Really, a pair of waders is just a water tight sack worn around the lower body, and when filled with water it will sink along with anybody attached to them.
This is one of the most complete sensations that the human being may feel.
Through diving, man could visit the bottom of the sea, see a sub-aquatic world, stroke fish and visit legendary shipwrecks, feeling completely safe and adapted to the water environment.
In order to practice this activity, it is not necessary to be in great shape, or to have a well-defined swimming style.
Patagonia has a great deal of geographical faults with remarkable geothermal and volcanic activity. These features explain the existence of various sources with hot spring waters. The diversity existing in this area of South America ranges from warm water issuing from the ground, rich in minerals, to geysers with boiling water.