Best Destinations for Sky Diving
What can you do that is more adventurous than sky diving? On this planet, there is little else that gets your adrenaline pumping and your excitement flowing more, than jumping out of a plane! It is the ultimate extreme sport for those that like to take risks, Skydiving can even be safe, as long as you take the proper precautions. Here are some unique destinations in the world for sky diving.
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
With New Zealand’s serene and beautiful landscape, it is no wonder that this is one of the top places in the world for skydiving. A bounty of gorgeous drop zones await; few can argue a better country for the sport of skydiving. Fox Glacier is an 8-mile-long glacier on west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, in the remote Westland Tai Poutini National Park. After the first few seconds of euphoria wear off when you jump out of the plane, gawk at the dramatic coastline along the Tasman Sea, leading up to the rugged peaks of the Southern Alps.
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
One of the leading drop zones and the host of one of the largest international skydive championships, Dubai is fast coming a world-class location for sky diving. But unlike some of the other locations on the planet, Dubai is a city jump. As your plane takes you over the dramatic Palm Jumeirah, the man-made archipelago (made entirely of reclaimed land) you are faced with the ultimate thrill. The Palm juts out from Dubai’s urban marina, where you get a view of the Persian Gulf and the entire city, for a mind-blowing experience.
Snohomish, Washington State
Take in the sheer glory of a 360-view of panoramic Washington State as you jump out of a plane in this area of the world. The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with dramatic landscapes in the form of the unrivaled Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Behemoths such as Mt. Rainer and Mt. Baker in the Cascades will have your eyes popping out from the incredible beauty of it all. Further west is the San Juan islands, a small archipelago of islands in Puget Sound, near the city of Seattle. Featuring both mountains and sea, this is arguably the best drop zone in the U.S.
As an adventure sport hub, Switzerland is a natural choice in Europe for scenic drop zones. Take in stunning views of France, Italy, Austria and Germany as you sail through the air. With Austria’s snow-capped peaks of Jungfrau and the Matterhorn, both experienced and beginner skydivers will thrill at the experience.
Mount Everest, Nepal
No skydiving list would be complete without mentioning the tallest mountain in the world. This naturally goes hand in hand with the best skydiving locations. As you drop out of your plane and take in the snow-covered Himalayas in Nepal, you literally feel on top of the world, because you are! It is a feeling unmatched by another other jump on Earth. After free-falling past the world’s tallest mountain, you will truly feel as if you have conquered something tremendous.