Nothing says summer like a Dubai jet ski ride, with the wind in your hair and the rush of adrenaline as you punch the throttle. A jet ski is a fun and exciting way to experience the outdoors while also being less expensive and simpler to operate than a recreational boat. Personal watercraft are therefore ideal for anyone visiting a beach or living close to a body of water.
The following guide aims to provide you with some Dos and Don’ts as well as a rundown on jet skiing etiquette and rules, so you can operate your jet ski safely while having fun.
Do Wear the Appropriate Safety Gear when Jet Skiing
To prevent water spray from obstructing your vision, put on an approved life jacket and eye protection. A wet suit offers weather protection while tennis shoes or deck shoes, gloves, and better machine control are all recommended. In the event of an emergency, you can call for assistance by blowing the whistle on your life jacket.
Don’t Fall or Flip
The majority of jet ski models have a sticker on the back that instructs you what to do if they capsize because overturning while operating one is common. By keeping an eye out for waves, avoiding sudden movements, and limiting your speed, you can prevent a jet ski from flipping. If you don’t want to fall off, you should also be aware of the terrain all around you and refrain from riding a jet ski at top speed.
Even though it may be difficult to change the circumstances that lead to an accident, there are steps you can take to lessen the effects of a fall. These include falling correctly, slowing down, wearing protective gear, and avoiding choppy and shallow water.
Do Keep your Eyes Open
When using a Jet Ski, it’s a good idea to always be aware of your surroundings. Drivers need to exercise extreme caution around other boats and ships. 95% of Jet Ski collisions occur when the rider makes a sharp turn while moving quickly. On weekends and holidays, when sea traffic is at its peak, exercise extreme caution.
Don’t Drink While Jet Skiing
Never consume alcohol prior to using a jet ski. Driving a jet ski is illegal for the same reasons that driving a car is, and even while on the water, you can still be pulled over for drunk driving.
Do Keep an Eye Out for Hazards
Boats and other personal watercraft are potentially dangerous, especially if they’re moving quickly. Always keep your distance and respect their personal space.
Remember that ropes will be attached to buoys if you are anywhere near them; these ropes may be connected to another buoy in a chain close to the surface. If you believe there is a chance that this is the case, take your time and carefully evaluate the situation. Find a different path if the water is murky and you can’t tell if there is a rope. Use the designated watercraft lanes whenever you’re getting close to the shore; never try to get close to a beach in any other way.
As long as you keep safety in mind, learn the fundamentals, and stick to your comfort zone, riding a jet ski can be a really fun experience for you.
The best place to go for a thrilling jet ski experience is Ride in Dubai. We make sure you are completely at ease riding a jet ski before we begin. In order for you to know what to expect and what steps to take to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you, we’ll go over all the safety features and precautions.