After hiking and scuba diving, we will end up our bucket list adventures with an ultimate activity : Skydiving.
An experience that
everyone needs to try at least once in their lives. Travels are great occasions
to concretize it but don’t wait to travel to go for it. There is surely a
splendid skydiving spot waiting for you at home.
There is nothing like
skydiving. You fly in the airplane, you go up and up until, at some point,
somebody opens the door. And at that moment, you realize that you’ve never been
in a frigging airplane with the door open. And here it comes, you jump off, you
fall out of the airplane and, in one second, it becomes the most blissful
experience of your life.
You’re just flying and
there’s zero fear. The point of maximum danger is actually the point of minimum
fear. That’s for this sensation that we both want to do it again !
That’s exactly why we
will share with you today our own skydiving experiences, plus 3 other spots,
that we would absolutely love to experience in our travels to come.
Will Smith once said :
“God placed the best things in life
on the other side of terror. “
We think skydiving is
an accurate example.
↠ Wanaka, New Zealand
Skydiving was on my
bucket list for years and when I was traveling in New Zealand, I heard plenty
of good feedbacks about Wanaka, in the south island.
My instructor was so
cool and we had a lot of fun, which helped to break the anxiety of the first
jump. He told me that he was working as a skydiving instructor for almost 10
years and that he has been able to travel in dozen of countries, chasing job
opportunities as an instructor. South
Asia, North & Central America, Australia… He was telling me about all
these amazing places but concluded saying that Wanaka was his favorite spot,
Indeed, while you are
jumping, as far as the eye can see, you will admire a multitude of glaciers.
And in the middle of this white frozen expanse, the blue of Wanaka and
Queenstown lakes creates a fantastic contrast. It’s mind-blowing.
Here’s a video of this amazing experience, the quality isn’t the best, but the memories are.
↠ Victoria Falls,
Change of continent for
this other skydiving spot : Beautiful Africa, but we will bring you more
especially to Zimbabwe.
There are many reasons
why we want to travel in this country and one of them is for its Victoria
Falls. Besides being one of the Seven Natural Wonders, it’s also
the largest waterfall in the world, in the wet season. The African tribes in
the surroundings call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, which means “Smoke
Now that we put you in
the context, does being dropped in the sky in such a spectacular spot sound
good to you ? It looks like the thrill of a lifetime.
If you are looking for
a good company to try the experience, check Skydive Tandem Company
– Victoria Falls on google (they don’t have their own website).
↠ Interlaken, Switzerland
impressive natural elements. Pure, majestic, breathtaking… A powerful
expression of nature.
Those giants have their
own shade of colors and unique shapes.
In our opinions,
mountainous backdrops provide the best sensations when you skydive. It’s a kind
reminder than you are so small in this immense world.
So if you are a
mountain lover, combined with an adventurous spirit, then you might have just
found the perfect spot for you : Interlaken, in Switzerland.
What can be greater to
get up close to the Swiss Alps ? You can jump overlooking the glaciers, with
the best views of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. The 3
titans of this area.
↠ Mount Everest, Nepal
After the Swiss Alps,
let us take you to another mountain paradise : The Himalayas.
This chain of
impressive mountains attracts the most adventurous hikers and climbers of the
globe. Provider of sensational adventures, skydiving is probably the most
thrilling of all.
What can be possibly a
more emblematic skydiving spot that the world’s highest peak ? Located in the Mahalangur
Himal (eastern Nepal), the Mount Everest raises at 8848 meters above
the sea level.
However, this spot is
considered as an extreme experience, therefore advised for people that already
experienced few jumps. Not only you will get the traditional sensations of a
jump from an airplane, but you will also have to deal with the altitude and the
decrease of oxygen level.
↠ Byron Bay, Australia
This one is Pedro’s experience. He’s done it in a beautiful part of Australia, along the east coast, in the charming city of Byron Bay. He went with Skydive Byron Bay and he loved it.
It’s renowned for being
a beautiful surfing and scuba diving spot, but it’s worth being discovered from
above as well.
The shape of its coast
it’s absolutely gorgeous, as you are flying you can admire the vivid greens
from Cape Byron State Conservation Park, contrasted with the
intense blue of the Pacific ocean. Truly astonishing.
What about guys ? Did
you ever try skydiving ?
Thanks for reading this
Gazette, hoping you had a great time with us. We will see guys really soon, for
another Gazette and another adventure.
We are Camille & Pedro, a Franco-Brazilian couple. Currently starring in our own travel reality show, we would love to bring you along in our adventurous universe. We’ve been both experiencing solo traveling and are now keeping this nomad lifestyle as a couple. On our blog, we are sharing our adventures around the world, offering tips & creating travel guides for other wanderers.