This one-day jetski course is perfect if you own like to hire or hope to perhaps one day buy a personal watercraft and want to be a responsible jet skier. Taking place at this jet skiing school in Poole Harbour the day combines on land and on water training so that you can be competent and proficient when in charge of a personal watercraft by the end of your full day of training.
These courses are suited as much to total beginners who have never ridden a jetski as those with a lot of experience already under their belts. Having a personal watercraft licence is becoming more and more a pre-requisite for lakes and some coastal areas where jet skis can be launched. It is often a condition for jetski members at clubs around the UK and even when it’s not a pre-requisite this jetski course is an excellent thing to do to develop your jetski experience and knowledge!
The aim of the personal watercraft course is to make you self-sufficient out on the water on a jetski. The syllabus covers things like launching handling and craft recovery skills. There’s useful info on passage planning and decision making out on the water. You’ll cover high and low speed riding skills in a hands-on way explore essential safety info and practice collision avoidance skills. You will also touch on navigation skills essential if you take your jetski out on the sea.
If you successfully complete the day course you will be issued with a certificate of proficiency accredited by the RYA (it’s the Royal Yachting Association that oversees all boating and qualifications in the UK). You can then apply for your International Certificate of Competence for Personal Watercraft which allows you to hire and ride jet skis abroad where certification is required.
All in all we think these jet skis courses are a great idea for making sure jet skiers stay safe on the water. It’s a full day’s training with a clear programme that’ll be followed with a mix of classroom and waterborne sessions. The hire of one of the operator’s fleet of jet skis is included in the voucher along with wetsuits and safety gear.