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Jet Skiing is a water sport that is done by individuals or couples. Although Jet Skiing has become the common household name of the sport, the name is actually a generic trademark and is derived from the brand name Jet Ski, a type of personal watercraft that is manufactured by Kawasaki. The name Jet Ski refers to a small recreational personal watercraft. Other…

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Jet Skiing is a water sport that is done by individuals or couples. Although Jet Skiing has become the common household name of the sport, the name is actually a generic trademark and is derived from the brand name Jet Ski, a type of personal watercraft that is manufactured by Kawasaki. The name Jet Ski refers to a small recreational personal watercraft. Other registered personal Watercraft trademarks are Sea-Doo and WaveRunner.

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Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Jet Skis

Personal Water crafts, or Jet Skis as they are generally called, are different from boats in the sense that riders stand on or sit on the Water Crafts.

Sit down Jet Skis are the more popular of the two and can accommodate two or even more people. Stand up Jet Skis are ridden by only one rider and are usually used for racing, competitive Jet Skiing and stunts.

When they first hit the market in 1950s Europe, Jet Skis were referred to as Water Scooters. At the time, the Water Scooters looked vastly different from the modern Water crafts of today. It was not until the 1970s that Kawasaki began producing stand up personal Water Crafts they were meant for only one rider and were mass produced. Other companies that now manufacture personal Water Crafts are Yamaha, Bombardier, Polaris and Honda. Nowadays, although the stand up Jet Skis are still being made, the sit down version has become more popular.

Jet Skis have various uses. Not all of them are used for recreational purposes, though many are. Jet Skis are, for example, used by lake and river police because of their speed and maneuverability. They are also used by armies. Rescuers also use Jet Skis to quickly get to victims in case an accident occurs these Jet Skis are equipped with a rescue platform at the back.

Popular Locations for Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing is a hugely popular water sport, especially in warm beach destinations. Their extreme popularity is due to the Water Crafts flexibility, speed, relative ease of use, fairly affordable price, small size, and the fact that they do not have an outboard propeller, which makes them pretty safe vehicles to use both for swimmers and wildlife.

Jet Skiing can essentially be done everywhere where there is a large body of water and, of course, wherever it is allowed. Many national and state parks, for instance, do not allow the use of jet skis because of their loud noises.

It is a particularly popular water sport in warm and sunny places; destinations that also attract people who want to do some Sunbathing, Swimming, Scuba Diving, Water Skiing, Sea Kayaking and/or Surfing.

Common Injuries whilst Jet Skiing

The most common injuries sustained are from collisions with other objects and from falling of the jet ski at high speed. The best way to avoid injury is to wear a fitted life jacket. Often in the case of an accident a life jacket will keep an unconscious or semi conscious person afloat in the water. There are engine stop devices that are designed to cut the motor in case of accidents, such as a languard attached to the wrist. Always stay vigilant of obstacles such as swimmers, fallen skiers, rocks and boats.

Another common problem is sunburn, sunstroke and dehydration. Jet Skiing is a strenuous physical activity and takes place on salt water in direct sunlight. Be sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen with a high SPF.

Important Information

You must ensure that you do not participate in Jet Skiing for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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