Once in a lifetime – Jetlev Flyer Experience
We organised for “Water Edge Sports” to pick us up from our hotel at 11:45, the trip to their office took about 35mins. We were booked in for a 1 hour JetLev experience, this included the safety talk and 2x2omin JetLev rides.
When we arrived at the office we did the usual paper work, insurance liability stuff, but that was all pretty straight forward. We then watched a 30-45 min instructional video about the JetLev, how it operated etc. Once this instructional video was over we were taken by boat to a small free floating pontoon with the JetLev on it. We were given a quick talk, strapped onto the JetLev and then off we went.
For the first half of the experience the JetLev was controlled by remote control by a professional sitting on the pontoon to ensure that the JetLev didn’t go out of control…. He was also followed around by 2 Thai locals on a jet skis who were there to render assistance if necessary. I was very impressed by the safety and organisation of it all!
Pete picked up on everything really quickly (the guy with the remote control was really impressed). Soon after he started he was given full control of the JetLev and spent the rest of the time scooting around, dunking himself in the water, hovering up to 10m above the water and once or twice crashing (in a very specular fashion!). From where I was sitting it definitely looked like an amazing experience, it was something I was thinking about trying, but i was still a little green from our previous day of Yatching so i let him enjoy the full JetLev expereince.