Dubai is everything. From the world’s best glitz and glam to desert vastness to the best water sports, the city is never short of surprises. It’s even more indispensable since it has ready packages for everyone. No matter your preferences or interests, Dubai cannot disappoint you.
The city has a sheer volume of water sports including jet skis. However, whether you are a beginner or a pro in jet skiing, you should consider these safety tips:
Practice Your Turns
Most learners find turning the Jet Ski hard. However, it’s easy when you maintain a low speed, it becomes easy to control it and turn it. As a beginner, you should not pass 30 mph. Start by making lower tempo speed and ignore other boat wakes and rough water when learning. Yes, it will be possible for you to wake jump with time but for now take things slowly, and make slow turns in shallow waters. You should only get to the deep water when you become an expert.
Take It Slow
You can easily cause an accident when you over speed a jet ski. Just like on the roads, you should not ride the Jet Ski too closely to another PWC rider. Leaving a space will not only reduce the chances of colliding with others but also provide an adequate stopping space. If you are a beginner, it’s advisable to start your rides at a deficient speed. Also, ensure that you are alert of the close riders to avoid colliding with them.
Water activities are numerous. This means that you will meet other people too under the water. Whether they are fishing or swimming or riding, be polite to them. Do not compare the underneath environment to the roads. Generally, it’s hard to see a jet ski than the bigger boats. You should therefore not assume that the others see you.
Jet Ski Lift
Typically, most jet skis lifts are left floating on the water when not in use. This is not right because it contributes to the quick deterioration of the Jet Ski. Its functionality cannot so be affected especially when the marine buildup penetrates into the interior parts of the Jet Ski. To prevent this, carry out a thorough dry-docking. Dry-docking simplifies the drive on the process. Jet Ski lifts work well in both shallow and deep water thus can be stored indoors during winter.
It’s vital to put on your life jacket when participating in all types of water-based sports and activities. Also, ensure that your life jacket fits you perfectly. This is because an oversize coat can quickly be pushed by water to your face block you. Meanwhile, a small coat will not allow you to float well.
Both adults and children should only put on a life jacket that matches their specific body sizes. It reduces the risks of getting other injuries and drowning. Every person operating or riding a PWC is required to put on type 1, 2 or 3, 4 in inflatable devices, personal floatation. The jacket should be bright for visibility.
You should never get into the water without a watercraft helmet. It protects you from getting severe head injuries when you are accidentally ejected from your Jet Ski tour rental Dubai. It also prevents you from getting hit by the flying debris. A watercraft helmet can even save you from a life-threatening situation although most people do not recommend the riders who are below 15 years to use this helmet; most nations do not have a law mandating its usage.
Keep It Straight
During training of the Jet Ski, most riders only focus on the craft nose area or the handlebars. This may easily spin you up if you wanted to move in a straight line. In all crafts, it’s advisable to look on the horizon. This will not only steer you up in a direct motion but also support you to view the boats around you well.
You can quickly get an accident if you use equipment that is poorly maintained. Before you rent your jet ski, carry out a thorough inspection to confirm that everything is in order. You should also check out for the oil levels, fuel and cables and ensure that the engine is operational.
Do Not Drink
Alcoholism causes most watercraft accidents. If you are planning to operate a Jet Ski tour rental Dubai, don’t drink or take any hard drug. If you do, your coordination, reaction and judgment might be significantly impaired. If you still drink, then stay away from the water sports.
There you go; make your next Jet Ski trip more enjoyable and safe by practicing these safety measures.