Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Editor’s Pick

How to Stay Safe while Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is a fun and safe water sport with many physical and health benefits.

However, as with every other sport, some possible risks and dangers come with it. This article endeavours to answer safety concerns and how to stay safe while using a jet ski.

Jet Skiing Benefits and Dangers

Jet skiing is a safe sport when done correctly and under safety guidelines. It has numerous health and physical advantages that cannot be overlooked. These benefits include:

Jet Skiing is great for improving coordination and balance
It is a great cardio workout since it increases the heartbeat and improves blood circulation.
It helps strengthen your muscles
It reduces stress
It helps burn calories

On the other hand, jet skiing has some risks if not done under safety guidelines. These dangers include neck and back injuries, fractured bones, spinal cord injury, and brain injury. To prevent these, follow the following safety tips.

Jet Skiing Safety Tips

Take a Safety Course

Everyone who wants to go jet skiing should take a safety course first. You will learn about the Jet Ski boat and the rules and terminologies that will help you in jet skiing. You will also learn about the water terrain and the skills needed to navigate safely.

Wear a Life Jacket

You must wear a life jacket whether you are a great swimmer or not. A life jacket will keep you afloat if you accidentally fall into the water and reduce drowning and other injuries. Ensure that you choose a fitting life jacket. If it is too big, the water can push the jacket to your face, making it hard to float, and if it is too small, you won’t stay afloat.


Wear A Watercraft Helmet

A watercraft helmet will help prevent head injuries that result from Jet Ski accidents. It also protects you from flying debris when you hit something in the water.

Although most states don’t require riders to wear a helmet, it is still advisable to wear a helmet when out in the water. These helmets are highly recommended for individuals under 18 years of age.

Don’t Drive too Fast

Most Jet Ski accidents are due to overspeeding. By reducing your speed, you can prevent some of these accidents. Therefore, while out in the water, ensure you maintain a safe speed and leave a safe distance between your boat and other boats to avoid crashing into each other.

Don’t Drink While Operating a Jet Ski

Drinking impairs your coordination, reaction time, and judgment significantly. This increases the risk of Jet Ski accidents and drowning. Therefore, if you plan to drink, stay away from the Jet Ski or have a designated driver.

Conclusion

Jet skiing is a safe water sport, but it poses some risks and dangers. Therefore, before hitting the waters, ensure that you follow all the safety rules. From wearing a life jacket and watercraft helmet to driving safely. These guidelines will keep you safe in the water and prevent a Jet Ski accident.

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

News

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS WASHINGTON D.C. — The United States is seeking to form a coalition of countries to drive negotiations on a global...

News

Buildings are seen along EDSA in Quezon City. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN By Diego Gabriel C. Robles  THE WORLD BANK (WB) upgraded...

News

Heavy traffic is seen on the southbound lane of EDSA in Cubao, Quezon City. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN THE PHILIPPINE auto industry’s...

News

REUTERS THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) may deliver a second off-cycle rate hike in early November when the US Federal Reserve is expected...

News

Vendors arrange their goods at a public market in Manila. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSEL A. PALMA THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) is planning to...

Editor’s Pick

With the reversal of the 1.25% rise in National Insurance Contributions happening on the 6th of November, employers across the nation have an opportunity...

You May Also Like

News

BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government reached P2.6 trillion as of end-September as it continued to raise funds to respond to...

News

KARASOLAR.COM TENA, Ecuador — Ecuador’s rainforest Achuar people say their ancestors long dreamed of a “fire canoe” or “electric fish” that would let them...

News

REUTERS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The country’s foreign exchange buffers slightly increased as of end-October as the value of the central bank’s...

News

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing...

Disclaimer: Respect Investment.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Respect Investment. All Rights Reserved.