Renting a Jet Ski
Taking to the water on a jet ski is one of the most exhilarating experiences imaginable, and a fun way to enjoy a beach holiday. However, jet skis are very powerful water craft and can be dangerous. Inexperience and inattention can result in serious, even fatal, accidents. In Thailand, you also have to be sure you rent jet skis from licensed, insured rental companies.
As with any water sport, you need to be aware of risks associated with using a jet ski. According to www.safetyresource.org, the vast majority of jet ski accidents involve a collision with another vessel. Inexperienced jet ski drivers are often unaware of the limitations of their craft in terms of speed and stopping distance, or the relationship between power and steering. Other potential problems include collisions with swimmers, head injuries, drowning, broken bones and other injuries related to improper handling of the vehicle. In addition to medical expenses, having to pay for damage to rental equipment can be very costly.
Some tips for renting jet skis in Thailand:
The best advice for jet ski rentals is to use good judgment and only deal with reputable, licensed rental companies.
If in doubt or you need assistance, please call the Tourist Police Hotline on 1155. For emergencies, call 1669.
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