Top 5 best skydiving spots

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Top 5 best skydiving spots

Craving adrenaline, seeking big thrills? If you are ready to jump out of a plane, Travel by Air France has the best skydiving spots for you... you won't believe your eyes.

Top 5 best skydiving spots

The Swiss Alps at your finger tips

Let's head to Interlaken, 75 miles away from Zurich, in the Wilderswil drop zone. Procedure, safety instructions... everything is explained by a certified instructor. Put on your jumpsuit, glasses and harness: you are now ready for take-off. During a 12-minute ride, a helicopter takes you over the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains, some 13,000 feet above sea level. Breath in, breath out! By the time the latch opens, you'll have no choice but to jump into the void.
In tandem, enjoy a free fall of about forty seconds over 6,500 feet at 75 mph. Do not close your eyes! Admire the snow-capped passes and glaciers speeding by before you. The opening of the parachute, handled by your instructor, will throw you back. You can then catch your breath and quietly contemplate the immaculate white panorama while taking control. Levers in hand, you can be the pilot.

Wilderswil
Switzerland
Starting at 348 EUR
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Top 5 best skydiving spots

Higher than the Dubai skyscrapers

Fly over the three Dubai archipelagos. Considered one of the best skydiving destinations in the world, the artificial island is thrill seekers' dream. You'll be in good hands with an instructor who has jumped more than 220,000 times. For your first skydive, fly over Palm Jumeirah or The World. Get ready for a dramatic 55-second drop, head first, arms crossed over your chest. You are falling hard, the ground approaching at high speed, out of control. At last, the parachute opens. The shock takes you by surprise and you start breathing again. In an altered state, you feel more alive than ever. The splendid view now stretches beneath your feet. It is time to appreciate the next five minutes of this flight: private beaches, huge skyscrapers, blue water so pure that it almost looks fake...

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Starting at 400 EUR
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Top 5 best skydiving spots

Fly by the California coast

One of the highest skydiving spots in North America is undoubtedly Santa Barbara, 93 miles from Los Angeles. Begin with a 10 to 15 minute training session before the big jump. The free-fall lasts an average of 90 seconds at over 120 mph, enough for an adrenaline rush you will never forget. The "open parachute" descent is also longer than usual. Enjoy five to seven minutes of stunning postcard worthy landscapes before a smooth landing near the Pacific Ocean. The aerial view is simply spectacular. Upon arrival, your instructor – and partner in thrills – will give you a first jump certificate that will make you proud and impress your friends.

Santa Barbara
United States
Starting at 190 EUR
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Top 5 best skydiving spots

Heavenly airstrip

Before you start heading for the sky, a briefing is necessary to learn what position to adopt during free fall, parachute descent and landing. Once on the plane, enjoy the twenty-minute ride to the northern part of Mauritius. The impressive panorama is yours to admire. Enjoy the contrast between blue lagoons and luscious land all around. Then comes the moment to open the doors. As your heart skips a beat, fear of heights paralyses you. Lucky for you, the instructor, attached to your back, makes the call to jump. You have no choice but to plunge for about a minute. Enjoy the moment, while adrenaline rushes from your head to your toes. You are gaining speed, soon reaching 125 mph. When the parachute opens, the pressure slowly goes down, you can finally take full advantage of the exceptional view, while the ground gradually moves closer.

Mauritius
Starting at 300 EUR
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Top 5 best skydiving spots

Make friends with South African clouds

Surely one of the best places to indulge in skydiving, Cape Town lures visitors with the most breathtaking natural surroundings. You have mentally prepared yourself for the most incredible experience of your life. Begin by boarding the plane which will take you to the clouds within minutes. Enjoy the climb – you'll have about twenty minutes to get used to the idea of soon losing control. The latch opens and you are about to disappear into the void. The fall offers 35 to 40 seconds of pure pleasure. Once down to 5,000 feet above ground, it is finally time for the instructor to open up your parachute. The ride then becomes smoother. Admire landscapes of the West African coast and splendid views of Cape Town, Hout Bay, Robben Island and the Langebaan Lagoon. Not far from you is one of the seven "new wonders of nature": Table Mountain.

Cape Town
South Africa
Starting at 170 EUR
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