Even in the 21st century, we rely on lots of myths. These myths sound truer when they are about certain things which are full of adventure. One such thing is skydiving and there are loads of myths about it. If you are a true lover of skydiving then you’ll surely know about these myths. For people who don’t know about it, this blog is a myth buster for them.
Is Skydiving Tough?
Not at all! Skydiving is not a tough activity. Even though, your first attempt is going to be a tandem dive. A tandem dive is a skydive. The only difference is that you are not jumping alone. Another person is strapped with you with the help of carabiners, baby Bjorn and knots. The other person is a professional skydiver. You and the diver jump off the plane at the same time. The other person accompanies you through the dive and lands with the help of a parachute.
Is Parachute Skydiving For Insane People?
Well, it isn’t for insane people but surely for crazy people. The entire concept of skydiving is crazy. Imagine a person jumps off from a height of 10000 ft and opens a parachute at 2000 ft. All this hard work so that you don’t die in a possible attempt to die. It is the craziest thing anyone would do. A particular person is appointed to throw you out of the plane so that you can commit something crazy. Even that person has to be crazy enough to throw you out of the airplane but not let you die.
It feels like an enormous transition of adrenalin and blood throughout the body in a loop. The loop continues from the moment of jumping till the time you pull yourself out from the parachute. Often people scream at the top of their voice due to this adrenalin rush.
Is Skydiving Terrifying?
Yes, it is terrifying when you look down from the airplane towards the surface. It feels like you are about to die but you are not dying. It is more of jumping from a cliff. If it’s your first jump then you might be terrified, but don’t worry as it’s a tandem jump. Professional skydivers have overcome the fear and skydiving is a good way to lose your deepest fears. Once you complete a skydive, it will give you a sense of achievement. You will get addicted to this activity due to this sense of achievement.
Are Parachute Skydivers Certified?
Yes, they are professionally trained and certified skydivers. There are courses and training procedures to become a professional skydiver. They are trained in diving, handling a parachute, provide assistance if any technical issue arises, etc. You can ask for their qualification as a skydiver and go through the certificates.
Once you have overcome all these myths, you will be able to rely on the skydiver sitting next to you in the airplane. You would enjoy this session and would come back for more such skydiving experiences.