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At sea, on the rivers and lakes,summer rhymes with water activities. 
For swimming and recreational navigation remain a moment of pleasure, it's important to be cautious.
Which precautions should we take to avoid fun to turn into tragedy.

At the sea

On the beach

ob_b616741a950d3bc6c3dfc39661dd20c6_bouee-zone-de-baignadeIn order to stay safe on the beach, the authorities have established protection areas, normally limited with buoys. They are 200 metre wide areas parallel to the sea line where navigation is not permitted or where speed is limited to 3 knots if there are no buoys.

Remember that sport or recreational navigation is not permitted in bathing or recreational areas, which includes any vessel that moves by the wind or by a motor. All vessels or floating devices which leave or return to the beach, must take a perpendicular line from the shore, sailing with care, and when at a distance of 200m or less from the shore not exceed a velocity of 3 knots/hour. If lanes are marked with buoys these must be used. 


Use of ski jets

As a sport or as a pastime, the use of ski jets is subject to regulation which you should know in order to avoid accidents.

  • There are two ways in which ski jets can be used, by direct ownership or by renting them from an authorized company.

  • In direct ownership or by renting and using them beyond a designated circuit, a license may be required depending on the engine size.

  • Legal requirements for their use, registration, insurance and navigation license must be adhered to. 

  • 18 years is the minimum age of use (or 16 with the written consent of parents or legal guardian)

  • Drivers and passengers must wear approved life jackets. It is recommended to wear a wet suit and not to travel more than a mile from the coast. activités_nautiques_monaco_2

  • Do not go closer than 50m to other ski jets, floating devices, buoys indicating the presence of divers, ships or boats.

  • If you get into difficulty do not separate yourself from your ski jet. Never try to swim to the coast.

  • It is prohibited to navigate in commercial ports except to travel to and from marinas. Maximum speed within ports is 3 knots. Equally, it is not permitted to navigate in access channels, anchorage zones and in areas of high concentration of boats.