Safety and Courtesy

Riding a jet ski or PWC takes skill and a responsible attitude. PWCs are fast, powerful and challenging to operate. You must be aware of how to operate these safely and with courtesy at all times. The large majority of PWC or jet ski operators act in a responsible manner but there is a small minority whose actions adversely affect the reputation of all jet skiusers.
 
Unfortunately, some jet ski riders believe a PWC can be ridden anywhere and in any fashion without considering the consequences. As a rider, you must be aware of the hazards and know how your actions can affect other waterway users.
While the fun side of riding a PWC or jet ski could be riding fast turns quickly and jump waves, it is also very easy to lose track of how close you are travelling to the shore, fixed objects and other vessels. Serious incidents have occurred from collisions because the rider has misjudged distance, misread other riders' intentions or did not realise how close they were to hazardous objects.
 
Not everyone wants to share your experience in riding a jet ski, so remain mindful of others.
 
To gain the most enjoyment from your PWC, ride safely where you can and secure the following safety equipment:
 
A Life Jacket: of globally approved brands and capable of floating the Personal Watercraft User
An Engine Switch Key: tied to the Personal Watercraft User’s wrist to turn off the engine upon falling off the personal watercraft.
A Whistle: used to call for help or alarm others.
A Pair of goggles: to protect eyes from water splash.
A Protective Helmet: to protect the Personal Watercraft User from shocks.