Skydiving is arguably the ultimate in extreme and adrenaline sports, and rightly so, is there anything more terrifying and exhilarating than jumping out of a plane with only a parachute to help you land? Every person who partakes in this adventure sport will tell you there is no view like it as you return to land. Therefore, whether you are a seasoned adrenaline junkie or a first timer who wants to tick skydive off your bucket list you may as well do it in some of the best locations with the most beautiful scenery on Earth ensuring every jump is as memorable as possible. We have picked our top 10 skydiving destinations in the world and it doesn’t take much explaining to see why!
10. The Palm, Dubai
Dubai is quickly becoming the go-to holiday destinations for a lot of tourists seeking year round sun and some incredible buildings and scenery all of which are manmade. Probably the most famous image of Dubai is The Palm; a series of man-made islands shaped into a palm tree boasting some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, private beaches and restaurants. Skydive Dubai offer jumps over the palm which gives you a completely unique view of the island making it a favourite skydiving destination of many.
9. Seville, Spain
Boasting the highest available altitude for skydiving on the continent of 15,000ft, Seville is a great choice for those looking to gain the maximum adrenaline rush. Jumping from a higher altitude also means that you have longer in freefall to enjoy the stunning scenery.
8. Oahu, Hawaii
Skydiving in Hawaii allows you to see the whole island and the deep blue Pacific Ocean as you return to Earth at a cool 120mph. Skydive Hawaii even have eco-friendly planes which emit lower carbon emissions meaning not only can you enjoy the stunning views but be assured that your carbon footprint is as low as possible.
7. Interlaken, Switzerland
This drop zone in Switzerland is in our opinion the best skydiving destination in Europe. Offering scenic views of Italy, France, Germany and Austria including the Swiss Alps there isn’t much you don’t see on your descent. It also just so happens to be one of the best value for money skydiving destinations so not only do you get the adrenalin pumping experience with some of Europe’s most iconic scenery but it is affordable too.
6. Wollongong, Sydney, Australia
Skydive Australia offer Sydney’s only beach skydive and what better way to see the beautiful Australian city than from an altitude of 14,000 ft up. As you float under the canopy of the parachute for 5-7 minutes on your descent you will be able to experience the scenery of the Southern Sydney beaches.
5. Namib Desert, Namibia
One of two African skydiving destinations to feature in our list, this one with a very different and almost surreal view. The empty desert landscape is jaw dropping for many other reasons most notably the sand dunes being swept into beautiful formations by the wind set against the bright blue sky. In our opinion one of the most awe inspiring skydiving destinations in the world.
4. Cape Town, South Africa
It is not surprising that Cape Town features in the top 10 skydiving destinations with some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery. As you freefall you will have the view of the iconic Table Mountain, the South Peninsula and the beautiful Cape West Coast to name just a few sights. Visit http://www.skydivecapetown.co.za/ for more information.
3. Victoria Falls, Zambia
Arguably one of the must see natural wonders of the world and what better way to see it than from 6,000 ft. http://www.victoriafallsadventures.com/ offer skydives from Livingstone International Airport and allows jumpers to take in the extraordinary views of the Mighty Zambezi River, The Victoria Falls and Zambia.
2. Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Voted the second most scenic skydive destination in the world (with Mt. Everest taking top position) in a recent survey it is no wonder that this is featuring on our list. The flight and skydive takes you over Westland National Park, subtropical rain forests, some of New Zealand’s highest mountain’s and of course the largest glaciers and snow fields in the Southern Alps giving you some of the world’s most incredible views. Visit http://skydivefox.co.nz/ for more information.
1. Mount Everest, Nepal
If you aren’t a climbing fan, then our top skydiving destination will allow you to see the highest mountain peak in the world from a completely different angle. http://www.everest-skydive.com/ takes you 29,500ft over Mount Everest with the picturesque Sherpa settlement as the back drop and allows you to skydive over some of the world’s most iconic scenery.