What was your highest parachute jump
Ready to take off: these are the craziest skydiving places in the world
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Do you want to turn your next parachute experience into a real adventure? You are right here...
Skydiving is probably the kind of sport that brings you closer to the feeling of flying than any other. You throw yourself out of the plane before you open the glider and slowly but surely land again on safe ground. This is pure adrenaline - and with the right view you can even go one better.
We have selected nine of the most breathtaking spots that make skydiving a real adventure - from Nepal to the Pacific islands.
Have you always wanted to land your parachute in crystal clear, tropical waters and extend your adventure with a breathtaking dive? Skydive Belize will help you with that. You jump from a plane over the famous Blue Hole, a huge sinkhole underwater, land on the water, climb on a boat and get ready to explore the deepest depths of the reef. The whole thing is not cheap, but one of the best days of your life is guaranteed.
Las Vegas is known for its casinos and Celine Dion concerts, but did you know you can also jump out of a hot air balloon over the Mojave Desert? Vegas Extreme Skydiving sends you to heaven, where you dare to jump with the help of a guide. You get a unique view of Las Vegas itself, Red Rock National Park and Mount Charleston. Two hours later you are back and have a cocktail in Caesar's Palace for yourself and your adventure.
3. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is one of the most famous skydiving spots in the world thanks to the famous Palm Jumeirah Islands where you land. Skydive Dubai teaches you everything you need to know in their "Desert Campus", the largest skydiving school in the world. Then the action starts and you can see the wonderfully artistic islands from above as you fall back to earth at almost 200 km / h. You won't find a similar view anywhere else in the world.
4. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Switzerland is a real Mecca for all adrenaline junkies. Here you will find the largest mountains and glaciers in Europe and see the breathtaking, mountainous gorges from above - not to forget the impressive valley in Lauterbrunnen with its foaming waterfalls. The helicopter flies you over the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau glaciers in the Bernese Oberland while you get ready to jump. After that, all you have to do is dare it ...
Many people dream of climbing Mount Everest, but very few know that you can jump with a parachute over the highest mountain in the world. Here you will even be equipped with an oxygen tank while you jump out of a helicopter at a height of seven kilometers. The landing spot in the Amadablam base camp is also high up. But there is also a reason for this: you get an incomparable view of Everest and get the chance to explore the Sagarmatha National Park. The prices for a skydive at Everest Skydive are around € 20,000, so it's time to save.
On the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe you will find the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls. It is over a kilometer long and over 100 meters high. The locals call the waterfall "Mosi-o-Tunya", which loosely translated means "the thundering smoke", as the background noise of the Victoria Falls can still be heard 40 kilometers away. Victoria Falls Adventure organizes the parachute jumps at Livingstone Airport. You fly over Victoria Falls before you dare to jump over the Zambezi River.
7. Denarau Island, Fiji
Viewing this beautiful island and coral reef from the air is an experience like no other. The azure blue ocean does the rest as you land on the island. Age is not a problem either: the youngest guest who jumped was seven years old, while the oldest adventurer was 92 years old!
The Grand Canyon is one of those places where pictures only tell half the story. You have to visit it yourself to enjoy it in all its glory. What better way to do just that than getting to know these great natural wonders from the air? After Mount Everest you will find the highest drop zone in the world here. You fly through the air at over 200 km / h while the rocky world of the canyon lies directly below you.
9. Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
The Franz Josef Glacier is well embedded between the highest mountains in New Zealand, the rainforest and the Tasman Sea and is one of the most beautiful places you can find in this world. Here you can enjoy looking at the glacier from above. Take the jump and experience an incredible view of mountains, sea and sky.
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