For all those out there wanting to start their thrill-seeking adventure, it’s either you go big or go home. Skydiving is considered one of the most popular extreme sports.
If you're ready to take the plunge, here are 7 of the most loved skydiving sites, or drop zones, around the globe, each with their own magnificent perspective for your viewing pleasure as you plummet through the atmosphere.
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
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A newcomer in the skydiving scene, Dubai has been catching up by hosting the biggest annual international skydive championships. Unlike other drop zones, Dubai is a city jump, rather than a mountain or beach drop. In Dubai, you will fly over the Palm Jumeirah, the famous artificial archipelago jutting out from the city’s urban marina. When you jump out of the plane, this is where you’ll get a mind-blowing view of the Persian Gulf and the whole of Dubai.
Cairns City, Australia
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Skydive in tropical paradise, with a tandem skydive over Cairns, and it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable lifetime experience! As you free-fall, take in the breathtaking view of the rainforests and the largest coral reef system in the world also known as The Great Barrier Reef!
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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Of course there are so many other drop zones located around New Zealand but Fox Glacier has the most stunning view for all those adventurers out there. Fox Glacier, an 8-mile-long glacier located in the remote Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. As you free fall in the air, witness the wild coastline along the Tasman Sea and the snowy rugged peaks of the Southern Alps.
Interlaken continues to rank as one of the most scenic drop zones in Europe for many divers. A ride you will never forget as you witness views of Italy, France, Germany and Austria stretching out past the snow-capped peaks of Jungfrau and the Matterhorn in the Alps, Until now, Interlaken skydiving is still a thrill ride for beginners and experienced divers.
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Mount Everest, Nepal
Mount Everest is well known for being the world’s highest mountain but it is also considered as one of the world’s most spectacular spots for skydiving. Dropping out of the plane over the snow-covered Himalayas will give you the ultimate adrenaline rush. For all those thrill-seekers out there, free-falling past the world’s tallest mountain is definitely the skydiving adventure for you.
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Reportedly the only full-time drop zone in all of Southeast Asia, with a hair-raising view of the western coast of Thailand, the experience will let you fall into lush green fields near Nong Kho Reservoir to a safe landing with support from this drop zone’s well-trained international staff. Located about one hour south of Bangkok, you can celebrate with a Thai Massage after your successful dive.
Hawaii, United States
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Skydive in one of the world’s best places- anywhere in Hawaii! From the craggy coloured coastlines and vast palm tree-lined valleys to secret swimming holes and awe-inspiring volcano sites, the views from 8,000 feet up are beyond spectacular. Whether you’re taking the leap from Oahu, Kauai, Honolulu or anywhere else, skydiving in Hawaii will give you memories that will last for a lifetime.
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