Is it a bird is it a plane? hehehe! No just me skydiving! lol!
I had a truly awesome experience! But there were so many questions screaming through my head just before I took the jump, here are a few:
What is tandem skydiving?
Tandem skydiving is when the student in this case me, is connected to a harness that is attached to an instructor. The instructor guides you through the many steps from exiting the aircraft right through to landing back on the ground.
Is it safe?
Yes it is, particularly tandem skydiving has the fatality rating of 0.002 per 1000 jumps. This is super low for any sport!
Can anyone skydive?
You need to be 18 years and over to skydive. If you have any health concerns best consult with the team of instructors.
Can I skydive alone?
You can not skydive on your own until you have passed the level 7 AFF Program.
How much does it cost?
I did my jump from Skydiving Auckland at Parakai. They were super experienced and calmed my jittery nerves! Check the link for details. They also have a skydiving school if you are interested in learning to do a solo jump.
Did I enjoy it? yes absolutely, a tick on the bucket list for sure!
Initially it is just the adrenaline and nerves that are screaming all sorts in your head and doing all sorts of mischief in your stomach, while you are going up in the plane waiting for your turn to jump.
Then you jump out the plane and its just 10 seconds of free fall.
Then you are hit by the stunning views and it just takes your breath away. As you sit there in awe looking out at all the beautiful mountains and greenery. It’s quite exhilarating looking out from the top like that!
I highly recommend it! lol!
Would I do it again? hehehe! Not sure! lol!
Have you been skydiving? Where from, I’d love to hear about it! If you haven’t give it a go , I promise you will not regret it!