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  • 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.

  • Skydiving Safety — How Safe Is Skydiving
    Dec 11

    Skydiving Safety — How Safe Is Skydiving

    Let's get it all out in the air - skydiving IS a dangerous sport, no bones about it. There are absolutely no guarantees, and there is a release of liability waiver you'll need to complete before you embark on this adventure. However, we'll let the statistics, technology, and our efforts tell more of the story on the dangers of skydiving.

  • How to have the ultimate skydiving experience
    Nov 23

    How to have the ultimate skydiving experience

    Attitude, altitude, culture, views and video all add up to create the perfect skydiving experience, which Skydive OC offers to both first-time and returning skydivers.

  • How to Prepare for Your (First) Tandem Skydive
    Oct 30

    How to Prepare for Your (First) Tandem Skydive

    There are many things to consider when you're looking to make your first skydiving jump. We hope to answer some of those questions for you here.

  • Tandem Skydiving Landings - What to Know
    Oct 7

    Tandem Skydiving Landings - What to Know

    If you've landed on this page, it's likely you're giving tandem skydiving some serious consideration and now you're doing your research about tandem skydive landings and the physical requirements needed. If that describes you, you're in the right place as we're going to share everything you need to know about how to land while skydiving.

  • What Does Terminal Velocity Mean In Skydiving?
    Jun 22

    What Does Terminal Velocity Mean In Skydiving?

    Terminal velocity means the top speed an object can achieve when it falls through the air, and skydivers can manipulate their body position to travel at the same speed.

  • How a parachute works and the design behind it
    May 29

    How a parachute works and the design behind it

    Parachute equipment is a rapidly developing field, one in which improvements are still consistently made today. The parachutes are made from a lightweight nylon material that has been chemically treated to be less porous, which allows less air to pass through the fabric and further increases the air resistance it creates.

  • Tandem Skydiving: Everything You Need To Know!
    Apr 27

    Tandem Skydiving: Everything You Need To Know!

    Everything you need to know about tandem skydiving.

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