If skydiving is on your bucket list, you’re in good company: in 2016, there were more than 3.2 million jumps. The good news is, you don’t have to wait any longer. There are more than 200 United States Parachute Association (USPA) skydiving centers in the U.S. just waiting to give you the jump of a lifetime. However, there are a few things you should know as you plan to take the plunge.
3 Reminders Before Skydiving
1. You Have to Spend Time Training
The majority of the safety instructions include preparing on the ground. Even if you’re doing a tandem jump, you’ll spend time with both feet on the ground learning how to jump safely. Weather is also a factor in skydiving, and sometimes, it can keep you grounded. The experience is well worth the wait, though, so be patient—you’ll never regret making the first jump.
2. Fear Is Normal
Even the most experienced skydivers can get a dose of nervousness before a jump because it’s normal. Fear is your body’s way of keeping you safe. Channel it into paying close attention to the safety rules to ensure you have the safest and most fun experience possible.
3. Your Instructors Are There for You
Your skydiving instructors are there to guide you and give you a safe jump. Trust in their experience, and listen to their instructions at all times. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or request clarification to help you feel as prepared as possible when it’s time to jump.
Skydiving is one of the most thrilling experiences you can have, and it all starts with choosing the right school. Visit the USPA website to learn more about safety. Pacific Skydiving Center in Waialua, HI, has provided thrilling experiences for more than 42 years. They offer tandem skydiving with experienced instructors and training for those seeking to learn how to jump by themselves. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an experienced jumper, the team will give you a jump you’ll never forget. To make your reservation, call (808) 637-7472 or book your jump online.