7 Reasons Why You Should Go Skydiving At Least Once in Your Life

written by local expert Anna Faustino

Anna is a co-founder of Adventure in You and has been traveling the world for the last 9 years. She has spent time living in Thailand, Mexico, Indonesia, and Spain and is our local expert in these areas. Her expertise on travel, gear, and building businesses have been featured on Foundr, Business Insider, Yahoo Travel, and more.

Your heart is thumping and your mind is racing as a million and one thoughts go through your head. Your palms are sweaty, your vision tunnels, and all you can hear is the loud sound of the propellers along with that tiny voice in your head screaming holy sh*t as you creep towards the plane door. Then, in one graceful swoop, you are free falling 13,000 feet from the ground in one giant leap of faith, adrenaline, and excitement. Sounds exciting? Here are 7 reasons on why you should go skydiving at least once in your life.

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The Incomparable Feeling of Excitement and Thrill

There is nothing as liberating and exciting as throwing yourself off a moving plane. NOTHING. It is definitely one of those go big or go home moments where the feeling of anticipation and waiting for the jump is building up. Just the thought of jumping makes your heart beat faster than a little school boy who is in love.

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Fulfill Your Dream of Flying

I think every single one of us has one point or another dreamt of being able to fly. Well, this is your chance. As soon as you are 13,000 feet up in the air, you jump off and free fall into the clouds for about a minute. During this time, you feel pretty invincible. Like superman on steroids (if that’s even possible) and in that infinite moment, you can truly say that you are flying.

The Stunning View

Skydiving gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the scenery from a unique vantage point- from up in the sky! We’ve jumped and seen the incredible coastline in California as well as the snowcapped mountains in Switzerland and each experience has left us speechless as we gazed at the aerial landscape below us. skydiving tom switzerland

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The Feeling of Letting Go

For me, skydiving is one of those activities where you place your life in the hands of a complete stranger (which is why we highly recommend you to do your research when choosing a school to go with) For people with control issues, experience the felling of letting go as you willfully fall into oblivion (literally). Not only is it empowering, but it also feels pretty good to just let go

The Feeling of Conquering Your Fears

There is no greater feeling than being able to overcome and conquer your fears. Scared of skydiving? Great, so is half the population but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it. In fact, if you’re scared of doing it, then its even better reason for you to man up, grow some balls and face your fears. I promise you will be giving yourself so many self high-fives as you feel empowered and accomplished after.reasons why you should go skydiving

Epic Photos as Proof of Your Madness Braveness

What better way to prove your braveness than by having an epic moment captured on camera? Be warned though that almost no one looks great when skydiving. If you happened to catch a good shot or two, thank your lucky stars as most of my skydiving shots look like I’ve had 12 cups of coffee as I burst in excitement. But that’s completely forgivable as you have just jumped out of a plane.

Bragging Rights

Earn endless bragging rights and street cred amongst your friends and family by taking the big leap. As soon as you muster up the courage to skydive, you instantly get bumped up the cool list. Your nieces and nephews will idolize you. Your future kids will secretly feel threatened and will hopefully mutter the words “challenge accepted” and your grandkids will think you are a legend.

Hopefully these reasons have convinced you to try out one of the most exhilarating activities out there. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a regular person who works in an office and likes cats, skydiving is an adventure of a lifetime that can bring some excitement and thrill into your life.reasons to go skydiving

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