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What to Bring On Your First Skydive

You have finally decided to take the plunge! The planning process involved in making your first jump out of a plane can often be intense. Before you embark on your exhilarating skydiving adventure, it is important to make sure that you have your packing list ready for the day of the big event. Here are a few things to bring with you to ensure that your experience goes as smoothly as possible:

Government-Issued Photo Identification


If you only remember to bring one thing with you, make it this. You will not be able to jump without this critical source of identification. The identification must prove that you are at least 18 years old on the day of your jump.


Snacks and Water


Skydiving instructors recommended that participants eat a moderate meal approximately two hours prior to the scheduled jump. However, because appointments can get backed up, it is a good idea to bring along a few snacks just in case hunger strikes prior to your turn in the sky. Water is the best choice for a beverage as extra caffeine is not needed in a situation as intense as this.


Extra Money


Most skydiving enterprises offer a photo package and a small selection of souvenirs designed to commemorate the jump. Bringing along a little extra cash will ensure that you have the means to purchase whatever strikes you at the moment.


Family and Friends


Having a strong support system while waiting for your turn to jump is an essential part of the day. Invite people who will be supportive and encouraging prior to the jump and then be there to celebrate with you after you are back on the ground.


Appropriate Clothing


When considering what to wear, choose clothes that are appropriate for the forecasted weather on the ground and then pack along an extra fitted layer for the jump. For footwear, it is recommended to wear athletic shoes that lace up and fit snugly.


A Sense of Adventure


Lastly, bring your sense of adventure! You are about to embark on one of the greatest moments of your life that will change the way you see yourself and the world around you. Embrace this moment and live it in intentionally.