What do I need to use a jet ski?

Do you need to have a license to drive a jet ski?

Yes, you need a boating license to drive a jet ski, as there is no separate “jet ski license“ in the US. Instead, if you are required to be licensed on a jet ski, you have to take a boating safety course which is approved by NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators).

Do you need a wetsuit to jet ski?

Whether it’s just a pair of swimming trunks or a full-bodied swimsuit, standard swimwear is a must. It’s important to wear a bathing suit that is comfortable. … However, if you don’t want to go all out for your jet ski attire, really ANY bathing suit is fine, just as long as you’ve got a life vest over it.

Do I need a fire extinguisher on my jet ski?

All vessels, including PWC, are required to have a Type B fire extinguisher on board if one or more of the following conditions exist: Closed compartments under seats where portable fuel tanks may be stored. … Permanently installed fuel tanks.

Can I use my jet ski anywhere?

It allows freedom to ride anywhere on a lake or bay, carrying only a few essentials without having to check off an entire launch list. But if you’re new to the sport and feeling apprehensive, or you just have a few questions, here’s a guide with tips on how to drive a jet ski before you throttle up.

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How old do u have to be to drive a jet ski?

The minimum age to drive a jet ski is typically around 12 to 18 years, but beyond this age restriction, there are often additional requirements which have to be met, like onboard parental guidance or obtaining a Boating Safety Card (also known as a jet ski license).

What kind of wetsuit do I need for jet ski?

A 3/2 suit ( 3mm thick material in chest and body, 2mm in legs and arms) is a good standard jet ski wetsuit. Although there are much thicker wetsuits out there, they don’t work well for PWC riders as they are more restrictive of movement.