Jet skiing may be fun. But just like any other motor vehicle on water, it can impose great danger if used improperly. So to assure that you will get a 100% fun while eliminating the possible danger, here are some safety tips you should follow:
Learn how to operate the Jet Ski
It may be pretty basic but the simplicity of its look combined with your excitement to take the waters keep people from neglecting this. It may operate the same as a motorcycle or a snowmobile but it is still advisable to learn how to use the Jet Ski safely.
Wear life preservers
This is a must, the Law requires anyone who uses jet ski to wear life jackets. It doesn’t matter if you know how to swim or not. If you are going to drive or ride a jet ski, you must wear life jacket. Aside from life jacket, you should be in proper attire when riding jet ski. These are gloves, goggles, and a wet suit.
Never ride close to another watercraft
Most jet ski accidents are caused by collisions, so in order to prevent this from happening, stay at least 100 feet away from another watercraft, divers, rafts, and swimmers. Most beaches and lakes have set of rules with regards to the use of jet skis so you should know them first.
Never use the jet ski at night
Well, here is the main reason: open sea is dangerous at night. Never attempt ride on pitch-black waters. You will never know if there are other watercrafts on your way and you will never know the behavior of the water at night. And another thing: in case you get in the middle of the ocean, you have to wait for the sun to rise before anyone can see you.
Never ride a jet ski without lanyard
What is a lanyard? A lanyard automatically cuts the engine in case you fall from the jet ski. It will spare you from swimming back at the shore at the same time save you machine from stowing away alone.
Be conscious on the rights of others
Never let your jet ski becomes annoying to others. In other words: be mindful that there are other people who don’t want to be destructed by the sound or the wave your jet ski is making.
use the Jet Ski safely !!!