Are you into extreme sports and ready to take the plunge anytime and anywhere? Yes? Then here are 6 of the best drop zones on the planet for you to satisfy that daredevil in you. So dive in because as they say, “SKY IS THE LIMIT!”
6 Best Places to Go Skydiving
1. New Zealand
New Zealand is ground zero for extreme sport enthusiasts. It is also considered as the number one country when skydiving is concerned. The Fox Glacier, an 8-mile long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is the best skydiving site in the country and probably around the world. As skydivers free falls and feels the cold breeze hitting every part of their body, the magnificent view of the Tasman Sea coastline and the one of a kind rugged peaks of the Southern Alps will make even the most skilled and accomplished skydiver in the world marvel at the beauty of nature.
The Interlaken drop in Switzerland is ranked as one of the most scenic drop zones not only in Europe but also around the globe. Whether you are an experienced skydiver or just a beginner, free falling and barreling down the Swiss Alps at great speeds is an experience that every skydiver will treasure for a lifetime.
The drop zone in Dubai is not like the other drop zones on our list. In Dubai, skydivers are flown over the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago made of reclaimed land. Here divers will do what is called a city jump, where they jump and free fall from the tallest building in Dubai. While it is true that Dubai is relatively new compared to the other leading drop zones in the world, it has been catching up really fast. In fact, Dubai recently hosted one of the world’s biggest annual international skydive championship. This competition was sponsored by The Emirates Aerosport Federation (EAF) and the Skydive Dubai.
4. Snohomish, Washington, United States
As skydivers’ free fall through the skies of Snohomish in Washington Unite States, they will witness and experience firsthand the majestic grandeur and panoramic views of the mountain ranges that surrounds them. From the towering ranges of Mt. Rainer and Mt. Baker through the greens of San Juan Fields, the Snohomish drop zone is one of the most gorgeous and amazing skydiving sites in North America.
5. North Wollongong Beach, Sydney, Australia
The best thing about skydiving in North Wollongong Beach is that you can do whale watching above 1,400 feet in the air and watch the world from a bird’s eye view. And as you descend slowly, you can land on the beautiful shores of the North Wollongong Beach and go for a swim after touchdown.
6. Pattaya, Thailand
The Pattaya drop zone in Thailand is the only full-time drop zone in Southeast Asia. And with its well trained international staff, skydiving in Pattaya is an adventurer’s dream activity. As you free fall, you will be ushered to the beautiful views of the great western coast as well the lush green fields below. Then after you land safely on Pattaya’s drop zone, you will be welcomed for the celebratory Thai curry meal and the famous Thai massage. Now that’s a dive worth trying!