Maybe you are one of those great adventurers looking to explore everything: from cliff jumping, shark diving, kayaking with whales, to rock climbing and you have done it all.
If you’re ones of these, or you just wonder how could be (like us), take a leap of faith and add skydiving –a.k.a. parachuting– to your list.
True that skydiving isn’t everyone’s cup of tea; so when you decide to get started, try to make it as memorable as possible. And what’s better than jumping into the void above an exceptional view? Here are the 10 world’s best skydiving spots that will scare the living heck out of you
- Livingstone, Zambia
Jumping over the incredible Victoria Falls requires some courage, but frankly, it’s worth it? If you fell in love with the Victoria Falls scenery from the ground, think how spectacular it might look from up high.
- The Great Barrier Reef, Gold Coast, Australia
Great Barrier Reef is one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. Its biodiversity sea life made the Coral Reef the most popular water diving destination. But its bluish waters are even more breathtaking up from the sky.
- Propriano, France
Take it all in with eyes wide open!
Corsica’s romantic sky is incredibly beautiful. So the trick is to enjoy it without closing your eyes. Even if you are a little scared – in the end, it will be more than worth it.
- Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand, one of the most sensational countries in the world, had to be in this top list! Queenstown region with its majestic snowy mountains is the perfect place to go skydiving. So get high and enjoy Middle-earth from above.
- Key West, Florida, United States
Imagine the picture: you are scared to death and you jump anyway. The air whips your face and suddenly you notice that below, paradise is revealed, the east coast, in one of the best skydiving places in the USA – with some luck, you will even spot dolphins as you reach the ground.
- Mount Everest, Nepal
Which skydiver has never dreamed of flying over Mount Everest? The biggest mountain in the world! An exceptional panorama that is paying a heavy price. But it is worth seeing. Importantly, there are very limited slots per year. So you might have to book 6 months in advance.
- Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates
Jumping over the largest skyscraper in the world is something to brag about. Dubai City is on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, so the contrast between sea and dessert will be something you won’t ever forget.
- Hawaii, United States
The thing with Hawaii is that it’s beautiful everywhere. Fly over the famous cliffs of Kauai and then jump into the void. The ultimate dream in one of the best places to skydive in the US.
- The Alps, Switzerland
Parachuting over the Swiss Alps is one of the most financially affordable experiences of its kind. And it can be also very memorable. So enjoy the blue sky above the mountains.
- Seville, Spain
There are several skydiving schools and other facilities in Seville. You can jump of up to 4500 meters in height, and you can wave to the beautiful city on your way down.
Skydiving and other extreme sports’ popularity is definitely growing insane. Fields of technology and daredevil stunts have been collaborated more than ever, and seems like the teamwork between the two is far from backing off –take the Red Bull Stratos as an example, skydiving from space.
No wonder if around a year or two from now we see the first parachuting commercial routes from technology ventures like Elon Musk’s SpaceX – We will be waiting.
Now what? At 1, 2, 3, jump!