If you are contemplating hiring a jet ski in Pattaya then watch this video first. This scam has been going on for years and unfortunately is still continuing on a daily basis on Pattaya Beach.
The Jest Ski Scam in brief
You hire the jet ski. On returning, the jet ski the operator will accuse you of damage to the jet ski which you did not cause. The operator will then demand an extortionate payment from you to cover the repairs! The operator (scammers) will then become aggressive if you do not pay. If you do not pay the police will be called. The police are no real help and are reportedly being paid off by the scammers.
Please note that on Travel Hub’s Koh Larn Island tour Jet skis are available from private operators on the beach. If you do ant to ride a jet ski please please speak to the Travel Hub guide first as the guide will direct you to an honest and reliable operator.
If you are interested in renting a jet ski on Pattaya Beach please be very careful, there are honest operators but if you are unable to identify these then it is probably best to avoid the jet skis altogether unless you want to be saddled with a massive repair bill for damage you did not cause.