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Things You Need to Know When Jet Skiing in Phuket

Every water sport has its own rules and safety requirements. Although it is crucial to know the things that you should and should not do, it is particularly important when it comes to extreme sports. These rules and regulations are set in place for your own safety.

Jet skiing might seem not too dangerous, but a mistake could change your life in just a split second. Some people have gotten injured or even died because they rode a jet ski without familiarizing themselves with the safety rules. In each country, there are a certain set of rules to abide by for jet skiing.

If you plan to travel to Phuket, it is essential to understand what you have to comply to. Here are the things that you should know about jet skiing in Phuket:

Jet skiing is not legal at all beaches

Before you hop on the watercraft, you need to make sure that it is legal at the particular beach. In Phuket, jet skiing is only allowed at Patong, Karon, Kata, Kamala, and Bangtao. If you see people selling the service at the other beaches, do not risk renting a jet ski.

If you are found using an illegally operated jet ski service, chances are that you will be responsible in the case that an accident occurs. In the worst case scenario, you might be framed and get arrested from committing an illegal act.

No matter how low the prices are, do not rent a jet ski at a non-permitted area. Even when you rent at the right beach, make sure that it is licensed. You can spot the license numbers on both sides of the bow of the jet ski. If you don’t see any numbers, walk away. There are plenty of vendors offering the service. Choosing the best one for your purposes is your responsibility.

You have to operate jet skis under the rules

Once you rent a watercraft, you need to know how far you are allowed to go. Everyone shares the same sea for relaxation. This is why you cannot drive the craft in the designated areas for swimming. If you break this rule, there can be severe accidents and you may be submitted to a fine or even imprisonment.

These restricted areas are divided by a long rope and floats. You should not go near the rope and drive the jet ski somewhere else. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you stay no further than 500 meters away from the coastline.

There is also a speed limit while you are jet skiing. It is the law that you are permitted to drive the watercraft under the speed limit on the conditions warrant. If the water is not calm with big waves, you will not be able to jet ski as well. It is essential for you to obey these regulations. If you fail to do so, you will be faced with several charges by the authorities.

You need to be concerned about the safety

It’s important to stay safe at all times. Avoid any jet ski vendor that doesn’t offer you a proper life vest. Make sure that the strap is secured and the whistle on the jacket works. You never know if something terrible is going to happen or not. It is your own responsibility to stay safe. If you have a problem with the jet ski and the vendor, contact the tourist police at 219-878. For any emergencies, call 1699 for assistance.

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