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It's all fun until someone gets killed #503018
04/05/15 05:20 AM
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From a friend...

This company does this all the time, running full speed between the docks into the shallows in front of Ramon's. Shortly before this there were Ramon's guests snorkeling in the same area. Shortly after this all the kids were ejected into the shallows. The second shot is a jet ski running about 30 mph within 15' of Ramon's Village Resort snorkeling area. I'll be surprised if this weekend doesn't end up with someone getting hurt.





Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503023
04/05/15 05:46 AM
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This is one of the things I disliked most about Aruba. Sorry to see it starting in SP.


Dawn Schick
Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503036
04/05/15 10:04 AM
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Jet skis are one of the worse inventions ever IMHO. They're noisy; mostly driven by people who haven't a clue about marine rules and safety; they invade privacy and they are dangerous. When I was cruising and anchored out in a quite cove it really thrilled me to have them go by and then do about six circles around me checking us out. Wake, what wake. Noise what noise.

Luckily I haven't heard of too many bad accidents. I did see one try to splash some people on a dock (not here in Belize)and not really knowing what he was doing he slid into the concrete piling and about totaled the jet ski. Sometimes there is justice. Their appearance here on the Island started with only a few but this year there seems to be many more. frown


Jim
Formerly from somewhere on a beach in Belize
Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503165
04/09/15 07:25 AM
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I'm with Ragman. When these were first mentioned, and later actually showed up, I knew the vendor would not be able to counsel his clients in the "etiquette" of marine safety, an courtesy, much less common sense. "Yahoo! I'm on vacation, beer is good, and I have a throttle under my hand!"

Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503167
04/09/15 07:32 AM
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The new NCL cruise port off Placencia will offer mini-boats for ship-sponsored selection when in port. Four-stroke allowing a "captain" and "co-captain" with room for one more adult or two kids in the back. Can't wait. <snark>

Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503170
04/09/15 08:16 AM
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Ramon's is one of my favorite spots for swimming when I visit San Pedro. I guess I will find a new spot... frown


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Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503172
04/09/15 08:22 AM
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It's not Ramon's fault, they have nothing to do with it, it's the company that runs the Jet Skis. I'm sure Ramon's management would not be happy if they saw what was going on.

Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503174
04/09/15 08:28 AM
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Simon, I wonder if once viewed, the mgt/owner of Ramon's wouldn't simply put LED signs on the jet skis in question...

Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503176
04/09/15 08:33 AM
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I don't think you get it. The jet skis don't belong to Ramon's and they are not run out of Ramon's, they have nothing to do with this behavior. I get that you don't like the clock, who does, but you're just clouding the issue.

Re: It's all fun until someone gets killed [Re: Marty] #503177
04/09/15 08:52 AM
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*sigh* Purely humorous intent Simon, and specifically for those who understand the Ramon's owner's propensity for bright signs in public places. The implication that he'll LED anything that moves (or doesn't). I never said they were Ramon's jet skis and I most certainly do get it...completely.

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