Skydiving Spots Around The World
When George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving, skydivers around the world smiled knowingly. To them, skydiving is literally the ultimate high. It’s the best way to experience the landscape of a region, and traveling skydivers often hang around for other cool things. Check out the following seven exciting skydiving spots around the world.
For North America’s highest tandem skydive, head to Santa Barbara. Drop from 1,800 feet with panoramic views of the Pacific and California coast. Skydive Santa Barbara has been used often in the entertainment industry including the hit movie San Andreas, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Denarau Island, Fiji
Imagine water so clear that you can see the colorful fish and coral reefs on the way down from a height of 14,000 feet. The island has eight large resorts, fantastic beaches, a game of 18-hole championship golf and more for the traveling skydiver.
Dubai is swiftly gaining the reputation as one of the world’s hottest skydiving spots.
Perhaps it’s the view of the man-made floating palm below. Palm Jumeirah is an offshore city with over 60,000 residents, 32 hotels, shops, and various attractions. Later, go on a desert safari, do some dune bashing, and have a traditional Arabian meal.
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Considered as the adventure capital of the world, the island nation of New Zealand has stunning scenery for skydiving with its mountains, glaciers, and lakes. Another adventure for skydivers is paragliding from Coronet Peak in Queensland. It’s an adrenaline rush without jumping from a plane!
Skydiving is an awesome way to enjoy the frozen beauty of the Swiss Alps. Snow-capped mountains and glaciers glisten against the background of a deep blue sky. Interlaken also has hang gliding adventures, hiking, and skiing.
Victoria Falls, South Africa
Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s and the world’s greatest attractions. The falls from the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Experience the awesome beauty of the falls and the grandeur of the Zambezi River from above.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Forget mountain climbing. For the ultimate skydiving adventure, experience the thrill of soaring above the world’s highest mountain peak. That’s 29,500 feet! Skydivers can make this dream come true at the price of $25,000 and going on a six-month waiting list.