Just last year the JetLev R2000 - a jet pack that uses ocean water to shoot the wearer 30 feet into the air - was released to the world. Only eight of them of exist for commercial use and somehow, thanks to adventure outfitter SeaBreeze Watersports, the topical island of Oahu is home to two of them for you to utilize. So if you want to live out that childhood fantasy of shooting into the air like your favorite superhero, this is a must while in Honolulu.
But fun isn't limited to the air. Like the bottle nose dolphins often seen in Hawaiian waters, the JetLev allows users to funnel underwater and re-blast towards the sky where you can hover in tight circles and enjoy a birds eye view of the island. The inventor, Raymond Li, admits that he has been dreaming of creating something like this since he saw the James Bond movie, Tunderball at the age of 14. Now thanks to Li, we all have a chance to bring our inner Bond to life with the pack, which sells for the not low price of $100,000. For $399, the outfitter offers you about $25 minutes playing with the jet pack, as well as time spent on the ocean to the launching area.
Orientation gives users a few pointers as well as safety advice before being strap onto what can be described as a backpack mounted on a bicycle seat. Soon your zooming around the ocean partially submerged in water. Then then water rather than rocket fuel jets you into the air where you navigate your way around and try to stay straight.