Allow the summer activities to begin! If you are in the UAE, there is a good chance that you are enjoying a jet ski in Dubai. Without a doubt, zipping around on the water can be a lot of fun for you and your family. However, if you’re not careful, it can be extremely dangerous. In this blog post, we will look at some of the precautions and safety measures that should be taken when jet skiing.
Select Appropriate Clothing
Summer clothing should be loose-fitting. We also recommend avoiding black and sticking to light colors. Change your jeans into shorts and skirts, pull out your sandals from the closet, and purchase a few oversized white t-shirts. Don’t forget to bring a hat and sunglasses. We hope your appearance will impress people at the beach while also keeping you safe from the sun.
Drinking water is important for heat safety because dehydration leads to heat exhaustion. When going outside, always bring a bottle of cool water with you. Although alcohol, coffee, and snacks are essential summer elements, they dehydrate your body and should be limited.
Wear a Lifejacket
Your summer may include a combination of jet skiing and flyboarding. In either case, you must wear a lifejacket. Remember that a lifejacket will not serve its purpose if it does not fit properly. A jacket that is too large, for example, can cause water to push the jacket up toward your face, making it more difficult to float in the water.
Jackets that are too small, on the other hand, can make staying afloat just as difficult. When children are on the jet ski, these precautions should be taken to the next level. A properly fitted life jacket reduces the risk of injury and drowning significantly.
Wear a Helmet
Anyone under the age of 18 should wear a watercraft helmet to protect their heads if they are ejected from a jet ski. While most places do not require jet ski helmets, they are strongly advised while your personal watercraft is in motion.
Avoid Drinking and Operating a Jet Ski
It goes without saying that alcohol is a major cause of watercraft accidents. Drinking while on a jet ski, like driving, can impair your judgment, reaction time, and coordination. Officials strongly advise you to wait until you’ve finished your water before drinking.
Don’t Go too Fast
Along with drinking, speeding is a major cause of boating accidents. If you’ve ever been jet skiing, you know how important it is to give other riders plenty of room. So slow down and leave plenty of space to stop. The last thing you want to be responsible for is a serious injury to yourself or someone else while out on the water.
Maintain Your Jet Ski Properly
This could be the first summer in several years that you’ve used your jet ski. If this is the case, performing a jet ski maintenance safety checklist before taking it out on the water is a good idea. Keep an eye on the cables, as well as the fuel and oil levels. Remember to start the engine on land as a final precaution.