Why do people skydive?

People choose to skydive for many different reasons. Certain aspects of the skydiving, such as the feeling of free fall, are universally appealing to participants, but ultimately the reason why people skydive tends to be quite personal.

Some people try skydiving as a new experience or casual activity, while others vigorously pursue skydiving as a sport.

Skydivers experience things that others miss – the view of the earth from 2 miles up and the sensation flying though the air. Skydiving is visually stunning. Flying in formation with friends you’ve formed an hour before, the plane disappearing above you, the thrill of the parachute ride, the smile that just stepping out of a plane puts across your face – all are reasons to skydive.

The “scene” is extremely friendly, it is an incredibly social sport and a great way to meet interesting people. For some, the perception of risk is a buzz in itself. Many people sum it up by saying “it’s the best fun you can have with your clothes on”. Ultimately, there is something magical about skydiving.

Skydiving is a sport with a number of different progression paths from the moment you are qualified, you can be assured that there will always be something to keep you interested and new skills to learn.