12 Best Places In The World To Go Skydiving

Do you like the concept of free-fall? Are you in love with the magic of gravity? A man has left no stone unturned to render a lifetime experience to those who like to play with their adrenaline volumes. Skydiving is an established adventure sport around the world, and it does not only offer a free-fall venture but an opportunity to look at the Earth from a bird’s eye, floating amidst the clouds. I can only bet that it would be a little too much for your eyes to store!

1. Hawaii, USA

Hawaii is a well-known paradise for adventure seekers and adrenaline-rush lovers. Composed entirely of islands, rainforests and mountains, the aerial view of this-this beauty is a Magnifique sight to behold. A skydiving experience in Hawaii is a must-go destination for any adventure junkie! Run by a veteran company- Skydive Hawaii, a diverse range of 8,000 ft to 20,000 ft is available. Dive from a higher height and stay in the air for a longer time, you’ll indeed be in a state of trepidation, but rather more liberated by the end of it.

Cost per person: Around $250
Location: Farrington Hwy, Waialua

2. Fox Glacier, New Zealand

In the remote Westland Tai Poutini National Park of New Zealand’s South Island, flows a 13 km long glacier called as Fox Glacier. New Zealand is a land of amazing sceneries, and adventure sports and Fox Glacier helms the king of all adventures- Skydiving! If you want to have a lifetime experience in skydiving, better go to a place with unmatched scenic beauty. Jump from the distances of 9,000 ft to 16,500 ft and surprise yourself with a view you wouldn’t regret dying for!

Cost per person: $245 – $295
Location:  Cook Flat Rd, Fox Glacier

3. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Are you an admirer of human-made marvels? Even if you’re not, you’ll be awestruck with an aerial view of this architectural prodigy. To have the best experience in skydiving and to enjoy the enchanting view of the desert, sea and the skyscrapers, you’ll have to book at Skydive Dubai, well in advance. Because, you know, there’s a long list of junkies who wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Cost per person: 2000 Dirhams
Location: Al Sufouh

4. Victoria Falls, Zambia, Africa

Victoria Falls present a splendid view of the grandeur of Zambezi River which forms a border between two African nations- Zimbabwe and Zambia. Imagine yourself falling from the sky, passing through the rainbows, feeling the humongous sprays of water from the fall and landing near Zambezi River. The best veteran company Victoria Falls Adventures offers jumps from 6,000 ft to 10,000 ft.

Cost per person: $230 – $305
Location: Livingstone

5. Mount Everest, Nepal

Whenever you wished to go skydiving, you must have imagined yourself between the blue sky and land or water at the ground. Now let’s change the scenario and place craggy mountain peaks on the ground. That is one hell of trepidation, one would agree! Jumping from a height of 23,000 ft above the ground, this venture is no joke. You’ll land on either of the two places- Ama Dablam Base Camp which is 15,000 ft above sea level or Syangboche Airport which is 12,340 ft above sea level. The veteran company offering the activity is Everest Skydive.

Cost per person: $20,000
Location: Sagamartha National Park

6. Interlaken, Switzerland

If not Everest, you’re bound to choose the Alps in Switzerland as your Skydiving destination if you want to liberate yourself with an extraordinary scenic beauty of snowy precipices and stunning glaciers. Fly 15,000 ft above the sea level and experience the unmatched view of what is undoubtedly famed as a paradise on Earth. Water bodies like Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are easily visible along with lofty peaks like Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.

Cost per person: $395 – $420
Location: Mittelweg, Wilderswil

7. Skydive Snohomish, Washington, USA

One of the gorgeous locations in the USA, Snohomish in Washington is an ideal place for skydiving. One can easily witness natural marvels like Mount Rainier and Mount Baker in the Cascades Mountain Range and the floating greens- San Juan Islands. The speciality of this destination is that you can a 360-degree panoramic view of the enthralling mountains, awe-inspiring greenery and dazzling waters.

Cost per person: Starts at $225
Location: Airport Way, Snohomish

8. Skydive Spain

One of the best destinations for Skydiving in Europe, Skydive Spain offers an experience of adrenaline rush and beautiful landscape viewing. The beauty of Europe is world renowned and being able to witness it from the bird’s eye is the desire of every adventure junkie. Instructors here are very professional but comforting and they assure you the best time while jumping from 15,000 feet. They also provide an extra facility of photographing and filming yourself through the flight and enjoy it for the rest of your life.

Cost per person: Around 350 Euros
Location: Sevilla

9. Denarau Island, Fiji

If you are bored with the land and want to spend some time in the air prying into the striking waters, you need to book a skydive activity at Fiji. Skydive Fiji is the only company in Fiji offering this activity which is the best thing to do for both- adventure junkies and nature lovers. Rendering delightful view of the coral reefs from a height of 14,000 ft, this is something to look out for.

Cost per person: $250 – $300
Location: Nadi

10. Santa Barbara, California

The coastline of California is stunning in its own way. Having a glimpse of it from an airplane is definitely a part of my bucket list. And doing that while free falling in the nearby Pacific Ocean is a DREAM. Jumping from a height of 18,000 ft which is the highest in all of North America could be the best thing you do with your life. Skydive Saint Barbara provides you the best international instructors which make it the ideal place for first-time jumpers.

Cost per person: $200
Location: Lompoc

11. North Wollongong Beach, Sydney, Australia

Go one hour south of Sydney CBD and you’ll reach the drop zone of the best skydiving destination in Australia. Waters at North Wollongong Beach are full of whales and dolphins and witnessing those creatures from a height of 14,000 feet above the ground is a dream come true. Skydive Sydney Wollongong offers both tandem and solo jumps and also offers a landing in the waters along with the beach.

Cost per person: Around $250
Location: Australia Park

12. Pattaya, Thailand

One of the only destinations for skydiving in South East Asia, this place is a heaven if you’re in for a skydiving experience with an afterword Thai Cuisine along with Thai Massage. Drive one hour south of Bangkok to reach Thai Sky Adventures Co. Limited which guarantees the best experience. Offering tandem jumping, it’s a paradise for adventure seekers of Asian continent.

Cost per person: 8900 Baht
Location: Sriracha, Pattaya, Chon Buri

We’re sure you have Skydiving in your bucket list. It’s time to check it off and have yourself liberated with an experience of a lifetime. And mind that it’s not only for adventure junkies. We all have an adventurer in us. Let’s explore it and delight ourselves with a beautiful terror.

 

 

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An engineer by qualification, Vishwas is a passionate traveller at heart. The travel bug bit him early on, which helped him develop a knack for budget travelling. What began as a passionate affair soon galvanised into an irrevocable love, and like any traveller, he is always on the lookout for the next expedition to embark upon. His travel experiences find an illustration in his writings. He travels not to just witness the beauty, but also to explore and learn about different cultures in different geographies.