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  • Is Skydiving Worth It?
    Dec 29

    Is Skydiving Worth It?

    If you Googled "skydiving prices" only to suffer from sticker shock and then Google around some more to see how "skydiving near me prices" compare ... you'll see that tandem skydiving prices are in the same ballpark, for the most part. Let's get into what goes into skydiving costs, how to choose the dropzone for you, and why skydiving is worth it.

  • Skydiving Positions and the Arch: What To Know
    Nov 30

    Skydiving Positions and the Arch: What To Know

    Have you ever wondered why skydivers seem to be so stable and relaxed in free fall? Falling with stability doesn't happen by chance; it occurs because of a foundational body position known as "the arch." Learning to arch is Freefall 101 when learning to skydive. Individuals who are unable to perform this key body position will be advised not to pursue skydiving as it's fundamental for your safety and the safety of others.

  • Does Skydiving Hurt?
    Oct 21

    Does Skydiving Hurt?

    Generally, skydiving is a pain-free experience, but it's not without moments of discomfort caused by multiple factors which include an individual's fitness and flexibility as well as variables like harness fit and weather conditions.

    It should go without saying that an individual can be seriously injured or even killed when making a skydive (our company attorney wanted us to add that bit in), but barring anything serious we'll cover a routine skydive and the areas where a level of discomfort may be experienced.

  • What are the Differences Between a Tandem and Solo Skydive?
    Sep 27

    What are the Differences Between a Tandem and Solo Skydive?

    By far the most common way people experience skydiving for the first time is via a tandem jump, but what are the differences between tandem skydiving and jumping solo? Also, how do you go from one to the other? Skydiving alone and independently is a great goal to have, because everyone should know what it feels like to jump from an airplane - but at the start you need to learn what to do. This can happen in a few different ways...

  • Health and Exercise Benefits of a Skydive
    Aug 11

    Health and Exercise Benefits of a Skydive

    The different ways that you can engage with skydiving - a lifestyle, a hobby, an obsession, a serious competitive sport - grow from the simple fact that even a single jump contains a lot of health benefits you can use.

  • What to know about Skydive OC's planes before jumping from them
    Jun 23

    What to know about Skydive OC's planes before jumping from them

    The Cessna is Skyive OC's beloved tandem skydiving plane because of its strong engine for a smaller plane, its predictability and its speed in the air

  • 5 Questions Every New Skydiver Should Ask
    May 12

    5 Questions Every New Skydiver Should Ask

    Before you make your tandem skydive booking, it is important to ask a few questions to ensure you have the best experience possible.

  • All About the Skydiving License
    Apr 21

    All About the Skydiving License

    The traditional first step to becoming a skydiver is a tandem jump, where you're paired with an experienced instructor, and then various levels of skydiving licenses can be achieved after that.

  • How To Become A Professional Skydiver, Or Close To It
    Apr 12

    How To Become A Professional Skydiver, Or Close To It

    Since people realized that you could jump out of airplanes for fun, skydiving has grown into a leisure activity, hobby and even a competitive sport. It's something that appears on many bucket lists, but you can turn a one-time experience into a professional career.

  • Is Skydiving Bad For Your Back?
    Feb 9

    Is Skydiving Bad For Your Back?

    Skydiving is perhaps the original extreme sport, and it is entirely reasonable to wonder if it might be hard on your body. Without having ever jumped out of an airplane before, you could easily imagine that deploying a parachute at 120 miles per hour would put a lot of strain on your back - or any part of your body.

  • Why A Fear Of Heights Shouldn't Stop You From Skydiving
    Jan 12

    Why A Fear Of Heights Shouldn't Stop You From Skydiving

    Lots of things we fear have very sensible roots, and being scared of heights is completely natural because falling off something is bad for you. But however sensible it feels to be anxious about skydiving, technology, technique, process and security should allow you to overcome that fear.

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