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Ocean Jetpacking: The Coolest Watersport You Haven’t Tried

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Ocean jetpacking is the newest high-adrenaline water sport that you have to try. Looking like something straight out of a science-fiction film, ocean jetpacking gives you the ability to fly 30 feet above the ocean, and even dive beneath the surface as if you were a dolphin. It looks so cool, you’d expect it to be something James Bond uses to get away from the bad guys. If this sounds like something you’d want to try out, then you’re in luck – Jetpack America operates in Mission Bay, and allows people to experience this exhilarating activity.

Jetpack America in San Diego has three jetpacks and one waterboard available for customers to use. Jetpack America has completed over 25,000 flights since they first opened in 2011. Their certified flight instructors have experience training thousands of customers in flights, and have flown people from all walks of life, including seniors, children, and disabled people. All flight instructors have been CPR and First-Aid certified, and Jetpack America guarantees your safety throughout the entire process.

Ocean jetpacking works by the flyer putting on a large backpack with spouts on either side, and is connected by a long tube that is controlled by someone on a water vessel like a jet ski. The operator of the jet ski will have to pump high-pressured water through the tube, which will spray out of either side of the jetpack, resulting in being able to fly through the air. While it may seem like a difficult thing to get the hang of, Jetpack America guarantees that you will be able to fly during the time allotted for your session.

According to Jetpack America, there are three unique sensations to flying. When you first feel the lift from the jetpack, the sensation of weightlessness is something that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The second sensation is when you are suspended at a certain height, but without the feeling of anything supporting you. The final unique sensation is the fact that once you get the hang of it, you can move in any direction you wan’t, giving the ultimate range of movement.

Rachel Simmons, a first-time flyer, said the experience “is unlike anything I’d ever done before. I so surprised how easy it was to learn how to do, and once you get your first good amount of air, it’s hard to describe how cool the feeling is of flying above the ocean water.”

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, Jetpack America has several flight options that will fit your preferences. A 20 minute session will run for $99-$129, depending on the equipment you choose to try out. For those looking for more air time, a 30-minute session might be an better option. Either way, don’t miss out on your opportunity in participating in this new and exciting water sport!

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