As a (slightly over-weight and unfit) couple in our mid fifties we were certainly stood out on out Black Water Rafting experience, but the guides and some of the others on the 14 person expedition looked after us well. We were on the first trip of the day and although I'm reasonably sure the wet suits were 'clean' but the musty dank smell when the lock up was opened was a little off putting, but once in them (weebles wobble) all that was forgotten about!
The changing facilities were basic, gents communal (forgot to ask Mrs R200 what the ladies was like) showers for after = good believe me.
The guides were understanding of peoples limitations and fears, never making Mrs R200 feel anything but looked after (although she booked it, it certainly was out of her sedate comfort zone when it comes to water).
The actual experience was both fun and with the guides more than humourous commentary on the glow worms, very interesting.
One very slight negative I'd like to warn other trippers about, within four days of our visit Mrs R200 developed an ulcerated cornea and pseudomonas infection, now I am not saying she got this infection whilst in the glow worm caves but as pseudomonas is a water and soil bourne infection the smart money is on her having a slight sore on her eye (caused by contact lens over wearing) and a splash of water helped the bug into the eye. Four weeks on, she still has no vision from that eye and is receiving on going hospital treatment. I'm not saying for one minutes don't do the black water rafting, what I am saying is be careful, a lasting holiday memory can be caused by something as innocent as an eye infection.
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