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  • Can You Pass Out While Skydiving?
    Dec 30

    Can You Pass Out While Skydiving?

    Skydiving is the epitome of extreme sports, so it's totally normal to be a bit weary of all the "unknowns" of your first jump! Let us assure you that passing out, getting sick, or anything else undesirable happening is extremely rare and usually totally preventable. What does skydiving feel like? Does it feel like you'll pass out? Nope! It's difficult to describe the feeling of skydiving to someone who hasn't experienced it - imagine trying to describe what coffee tastes like to someone who has never seen a coffee bean! You truly just have to do it!

  • Are There Age Limits for Skydiving?
    Nov 30

    Are There Age Limits for Skydiving?

    Skydivers are known for advocating for inclusivity, and while it is very true that most people can skydive - not exactly everyone can skydive. While we would love for everyone to experience the dream of human flight, there are some restrictions and requirements set outside of our organization that we simply must follow. Please know that these regulations are for safety reasons only and not based on any prejudices. You might already know about the weight restrictions for skydiving but what about skydiving age requirements?

  • Why Starting Out Tandem Is A Good Idea
    Oct 26

    Why Starting Out Tandem Is A Good Idea

    Let's be real, we've all dreamed of flying through the clouds. Whether you had that dream as a sprout or - with tandem skydiving being totally a real thing - much more recently, you may be considering making that dream a reality. Maybe you've even asked yourself, should I go skydiving? Orrrr maybe you are interested in fully committing and getting your skydiving license right off the bat. Either way - we will always, ALWAYS recommend starting out tandem first!

  • After Effects of Skydiving on the Brain
    Sep 25

    After Effects of Skydiving on the Brain

    In 2021, there were an estimated 3.57 million skydives made. Wondering why so many people would willingly leap from an aircraft several thousand feet above the ground?

    For some, it is merely part of the endless expedition to secure that next adrenaline rush. Though, many of these ceaselessly searching individuals find much more than they bargained for. You see, the majority of repeat jumpers return time and time again because they have discovered the after effects of skydiving come with some pretty stellar benefits.

  • What is Night Skydiving?
    Aug 19

    What is Night Skydiving?

    Imagine falling through the sky at 120 mph... now imagine doing it at night!! If you think skydiving sounds exhilarating in the sunshine, then just picture going night skydiving underneath the stars!

  • Can You Skydive Through Clouds?
    Jul 31

    Can You Skydive Through Clouds?

    The desire to touch a cloud probably starts when most of us are young children. Looking up at the sky, clouds just look so fluffy and soft - there is something so enticing about them! Then you grow up and learn that clouds are merely condensed water vapor and you realize the sad truth that being inside a cloud would simply feel like going outside on a foggy day.

  • What to Wear Skydiving in the Summer
    Jun 29

    What to Wear Skydiving in the Summer

    There are so many questions to consider in the days leading up to jumping out of a plane, and one of them is inevitably what to wear skydiving. It might seem like a trivial question when taking into account that there are many important things to think about before jumping out of a plane, but what to wear skydiving can actually affect your experience. What to wear skydiving in summer is very different from what you would wear in winter, so let's get you prepared for your time with us in Ocean City this summer!

  • Skydiving Weight Limit: What You Must Know
    May 25

    Skydiving Weight Limit: What You Must Know

    The skydive weight limit at every dropzone is not solely decided by the parachute center. Like many other rules and regulations of our sport, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the skydiving gear manufacturers are the shot callers. This is important, as the last thing we want is for any potential jumper to think we, meaning our industry or our individual skydiving dropzone, are being discriminatory. Weight limits are determined in the name of safety and comfort. Let's take a look into the logistics of skydiving weight limits.

  • What Does Skydiving Feel Like?
    Apr 30

    What Does Skydiving Feel Like?

    One of the questions we frequently get asked is both simple and vague: what does skydiving feel like? You need to experience it yourself, as it's pretty hard to explain, but we will do our best to describe the feeling.

  • Effective Breathing Tips While Skydiving
    Mar 31

    Effective Breathing Tips While Skydiving

    If you're thinking about taking the leap, you probably have a lot of questions. Maybe you've heard about what skydiving is like from experiences your friends and family have had. Most likely they loved it and can't wait to go again (maybe go together?!), or maybe they're in the one-and-done category and are happy they did it. Regardless, they definitely have a lot to say about their jump, perhaps including - "During freefall, I felt like I couldn't breathe!" Well, that would give anyone pause!

  • Skydiving Videos: Are They Worth the Money?
    Feb 28

    Skydiving Videos: Are They Worth the Money?

    The cost of tandem skydiving videos may seem steep, especially after you've already saved up and shelled out to book your skydive, but listen closely - now's not the time to scrimp! As cliche as it sounds, it's worth stating: you only skydive for the first time once. Don't miss the opportunity to catch yourself in the act of accomplishing something extraordinary!

  • Is Skydiving Fun?
    Jan 31

    Is Skydiving Fun?

    Skydiving is a lot of things - an adventure, a challenge, a thrill like no other - but is skydiving fun? You better believe it! Skydiving is tons of fun. All about having fun, in fact! When weighing up the idea of doing a skydive, the freefall part is likely where your mind goes first but there's a lot to be said for flying under a parachute too - and despite the jangling nerves you might have about jumping, as soon as you do it there is only joy. Let's do a play by play -

They made us very comfortable and made sure we all were having fun.

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