Jet skiing has had its day – meet JetLev

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Forgive the pun, but we can really see Jetlev blowing adrenaline sports like paragliding, wakeboarding and jet skiing out of the water.

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Forgive the pun, but we can really see Jetlev blowing adrenaline sports like paragliding, wakeboarding and jet skiing out of the water.

An upgrade on James Bond’s jetpack in Thunderball, this kickass contraption allows you to power not only through the air, but underwater too.

How does it work?

We weren’t kidding when we said this thing’s like a 007 gizmo. Essentially, it is a jetpack … except this one’s propelled by water rather than rocket fuel (which we assume, makes it a lot safer!).

The jetpack is connected to a 10-metre hose, which is in turn connected to a power unit that tows along as you go. That power unit drives the water through the hose then out through two nozzles on the pack, generating up to 420lb of lift.

At full power, the Jetlev can send you as high as 30 feet and speed you along as fast as 30 mph.

Is it safe?

Naturally, everyone who tries it undertakes a safety briefing and tutorial from a certified instructor beforehand. First time flyers don’t have total control of the Jetlev’s power – their instructor controls that remotely, making adjustments for stability.

Where can I try it?

There are “flight centres” in the USA, Antigua, Aruba, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. Check out the Jetlev website for more details.

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Jet skiing has had its day – meet JetLev was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.