There are several regulations concerning how Jet Skis should be operated in Phuket waters that should be observed by those renting the craft. Failure to observe these rules can result in a fine.
Jet Skis shouldn't be driven faster "than the conditions warrant," and operators should stay within 500 meters of the coastline. There is also a requirement that Jet Skis be operated only "when seas are calm." If the red flag is up, indicating that it is not safe to swim, it is also a time when you shouldn't be operating a Jet Ski.
A very important regulation is that Jet Skis aren't allowed in areas designated for swimming only. These areas are easy to distinguish as they are delineated by floats connected with a rope. Keep your Jet Ski out of these areas!
When you rent a Jet Ski, be sure you have established the price with the vendor before using the machine. If you have a conflict over your Jet Ski, call the Tourist Police at 219-878. If it is an emergency, call 1699.
The rules and possible problems concerning Jet Skis look formidable. However, if you use common sense and follow the rules, you should have a good time.