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Jet Ski sightings!!!

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Jet Ski sightings!!!

Beware jet skis have been seen off Khao Lak!!!

One of Khao Lak's attractions to many is the prohibition of all motorised forms of activity on the beaches or by sea. However, reports have been received of big ocean going cruisers with upto 10 jet skis on board coming from Phuket to Khao Lak and attempting to hire them from the boat. Apparently these are not Thai owned but Korean. Sign of things to come? I certainly hope not!!!

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1. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

That's a shame. My favourite beach in Koh Phangan apparently had talk of jet skis, if they come I'm gone.

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2. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

Surely if they are "prohibited '

the authorities could either fine the operators, confiscitate them or even sink it.......

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3. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

Or option 4, take a cut of the hire fee.

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4. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

Sure, turn khao lak into a " phuket " hope i spelt it correctly

Cassnu is right on the money,

never again.....

Poulton Le Fylde...
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5. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

Exactly my fear!!

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6. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

Oh Dear, we hope not!! and especially when you hear about those stories about the jet skis in Phuket.

I just hope that the authorities do something about it, it will just spoil beautiful Khoa Lak.

We love looking out across the ocean and watching the fishing boats out in the far distant just chugging along slowly, hmmm we will just have to wait and see!!!

77 days to go..........

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7. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

Gee I hope they stop this... Khao Lak should stay how it is - chilled and relaxed and beautiful .... We don't want jet skis here!!!! We need somewhere to go to escape the commercialism of Phuket ( even tho I love Phuket :))))

Poulton Le Fylde...
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8. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

The boarders seem to have been repelled - for now!!!! Perhaps they found out what the Tuk Tuk drivers on Karon did to object against Russians setting up their own taxi and massage business there.

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9. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

What did they do???

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10. Re: Jet Ski sightings!!!

They blockaded the main road from Karon to Patong at 10pm on New Year's Eve so stopping people going to Patong for the Celebrations until their demands for a meeting with the local powers that be was agreed to very quicly in order to have the illegal Russian businesses closed down. It worked, all the businesses were closed and reported to the Deaprtment of Immigration (or some such) for investigation. You don't mess with the Thai mafia!!!!

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