Did you recently go skydiving for the first time? Chances are, you had a great experience — but now you're wondering what you should cross off your bucket list next. Well, if you like skydiving, there are actually some additional skydiving accomplishments and goals that you can work towards. Take a look at a few options below.
Earning Your Solo Skydiving License
After diving in tandem with your instructor your first time out, a good next goal to set is to earn your solo license so you can skydive by yourself. To do so, you will first need to do a few more tandem jumps with an instructor. You'll also have to take a class in which you learn all about the various equipment used, how to properly jump from the plane, what to do in emergency situations, and so forth. After your classes, some more tandem jumps, and some solo "test" jumps observed by a professional, you'll be awarded your skydiving license by the United States Parachute Association.
Skydiving From a Helicopter
If working towards your solo skydiving license is a bit too time-consuming for you, then you may want to set the goal of skydiving from a helicopter. It's actually quite a bit different from skydiving from a plane. You start closer to the ground, so you can see more of the landscape throughout the entire dive. Not all skydiving facilities offer helicopter dives, but if the one nearest to you does not, they should be able to tell you about nearby companies that do.
Skydiving at night is another fun experience and one that's quite approachable for most people. Many skydiving facilities offer night dives at least once a month or so. They typically take place near well-lit areas so you can see the lights getting closer and closer as you fall. This is a very visual and beautiful skydiving option, but it's physically the same as skydiving during the day.
Yet another option is to look for a skydiving company that offers dives onto a beach. There's something wondrous about watching the soft sand and waves get closer and closer as you fall to the earth. If you don't live near a beach, then you can make your beach skydive a part of a larger vacation, which should be enjoyable.
For some people, that first skydive is just the beginning. If you really enjoyed it, there are plenty of other skydiving achievements you can add to your bucket list.
Reach out to a skydiving service to learn more.Share