Author: Linda H (---.dhcp.mrqt.mi.charter.com)
Date: 02-06-13 23:41
I've known a few (very few) people who use a jet ski in a responsible manner, and Lonnie, you may be one of those folks. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people on jet skis seem to be young males blessed with an overabundance of testosterone, who enjoy the thrill of going as fast as possible, doing 180-degree turns at high speeds, and jumping the wake of any boat they can find. I have seen them harass nesting waterfowl, swamp canoes, disrupt family fishing trips, and just be generally annoying to those trying to enjoy a peaceful day on or near the water. With coral just below the surface, divers, snorkelers, and sea turtles and other sea life in the shallow waters around Culebra, the potential for disaster is too great, in my opinion. I can see the appeal of a jet ski to go to Culebrita or Luis Pena, but for every responsible jet ski operator who would travel at a reasonable speed and watch out for people and other creatures, I can imagine there are 50 of the other type, and I surely hope they would not invade the peaceful waters around Culebra! There are plenty of places where jet skis are more appropriate and welcome, and precious few places in the Caribbean as unspoiled and undeveloped as Culebra.