Typicaly prices start at £149 (approx. $225 or 208 EUROS) including fuel, use of the vessel and safety equipment.
Jet skis are a lot of fun, with the ability to fly across the water at speed, and surf big waves. They are the watercraft of choice for lifeguards, and are used by government and military alike, and are even used to help surfers get enough speed to surf the biggest waves in the world.
In the UK you don’t need any qualifications to go afloat. Personal Watercraft (PWCs or Jet Skis) have endangered this tradition because of some very high profile accidents where people have been seriously injured by irresponsible users of PWCs.
This course teaches you how to use such a craft safely and responsibly, showing you where you can and can’t go, and what to do if you have a problem.
You will be better equipped to take a jet ski out in most conditions, as well as learning what those safe limits are.
There is an element of theory but a lot of the one day course will be afloat (practical). You will learn maritime laws and safety techniques ashore, but will also go out on the water to learn how to manoeuvre safely.
Yes. You can take this Personal Watercraft course anywhere in the world that is accredited by the RYA to teach it.
None, there are no prerequisites required.
It only takes one day.
The course is roughly half shorebased and half theory.
Once you have completed this course you should consider a more advanced RYA Powerboat course for better navigation and safety skills.
You automatically qualify for an International Certificate of Competence for a PWC upon paying a small fee to the RYA. Consider getting this should you wish to go abroad with your jet ski as other countries are a bit tougher on jet ski users than UK authorities.