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So, I am aware of famous jetski scams in pattaya… but wonder if its any safe to hire a jetski in Phuket or phi phi. 

 

lemme know 🙂

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I can remember that the jetski scam was a huge issue in the late 90's and early 2000's with the police blatantly involved in fleecing tourists. It got to the point where it looked like the things might just be completely banned at certain beaches. Unfortunately, the operators seem to have cooperated and jetskis never were banned. I guess they have their place somewhere in the water but certainly not around beaches commonly used by swimmers. 

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On 11/9/2019 at 6:48 PM, DannyCarlton said:

The jetski scam was resolved in Pattaya years ago. Haven't heard any reports of it for a long time.

How did they resolve it?

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1 hour ago, bbi1 said:

Even if the Jetski operators have insurance, what's stopping them from scamming tourists like before? I'm sure most of them already had insurance before, but were scamming tourists by making up fake damages which were already there under the Jetskis.

I haven't seen a jetski scam story in Pattaya for something like 4 years, maybe more. I think most jetski renters were honest anyway but the few that weren't gave everyone a bad name. They were operating opposite Royal Garden Plaza and were notorious. 

I have no idea about the situation in Phuket which was the OP's specific concern.

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27 minutes ago, champers said:

I haven't seen a jetski scam story in Pattaya for something like 4 years, maybe more. I think most jetski renters were honest anyway but the few that weren't gave everyone a bad name. They were operating opposite Royal Garden Plaza and were notorious. 

I have no idea about the situation in Phuket which was the OP's specific concern.

 

OP should do a quick Google search and he'd find his answer:

 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293920-i5037-k6015393-Jet_ski_scam-Phuket.html

 

http://www.phuket.com/phuket-magazine/phuket-scams.htm

 

 

 

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Rip offs , scams, dangerous , polluting, what more do you want ?

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19 hours ago, champers said:

The army resolved it in Pattaya. Now all jetski operators have to have insurance. In the event of damage to a jetski the renter only pays a sum of 4000 Baht for the excess and no more.

so only $200 ozzie dollars for a scratch, phew that's a relief

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