Jet Skiing and Water Sports
Open the throttle and be in control of your own vehicle speeding across the waves. Jet skis are available for hire on most of the island's major beaches, but we strongly recommend looking for one of the 200+ licensed jet–ski operators located on Patong, Bangtao, Kamala, Karon and Kata beaches. Would–be riders should look for the 'insurance jet ski' sticker on the vehicle's side. Beware of the fact that a number of jet–ski operators operate their business without a proper license, not to mention taking out insurance. There is little regard for safety and – on Patong Beach in particular – speedboats and jet–skis can be seen navigating dangerously close to swimmers, so please ensure to take care whether riding or swimming.
As with any vehicle hire, make sure you agree on the price, the time and check the state of the vehicle before you use the machine. Most operators provide you with a life vest, which is recommended you wear, and please take notice of weather and wave conditions before and when you go out to sea.
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