10 Tips For Skydiving Indoors
If you’re a thrill seeker, these 10 tips for skydiving indoors will keep you safe yet exhilarated on your next dive. Whether you’re a height junkie or just want to push your own boundaries, skydiving is an experience like no other. Take a look at these tips to keep you all in one piece.
- Pick your flying center. Different places offer different speeds and experiences in skydiving. Do some research before putting money down so you make sure you’re getting exactly what you want.
- Make sure you qualify. Nothing is sadder than getting all pumped up for a thrilling experience and being turned down. Check with the flying center’s height, weight and health restrictions before you show up.
- Don’t eat beforehand. Some people get a little nauseous on their first flight, so make sure your stomach isn’t full.
- Stay hydrated. Even though it’s indoors, it still requires physical exertion and you will have a better experience if your body is happy.
- Where comfortable clothes. Before you dive, you will be given a jumpsuit, a helmet and goggles. Make sure the clothes you wear on the big day are ones that will be comfortable under a jumpsuit.
- Listen to the teacher. It might sound a like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised by how many skydiving accidents are caused by amateurs who think that stubbornness and blind courage are what make skydiving possible. You’re just as much of a badass if you listen to the teacher before jumping.
- Get in the zone. If you’re afraid, focus. Clear your mind. Embrace the fact that the terror you feel is also what makes this fun. If it wasn’t scary, no one would do it. The fear is what creates the thrill; focus on the thrill.
- Expect to be tired. While skydiving might seem like controlled falling, it actually does require physical effort on your part. Beginners can usually only withstand a couple minutes of diving before they tire out.
- Learn tricks ahead of time. If you’ve skydived indoors a few times and are ready to do tricks, talk with your instructor. Tricks should be tried and mastered beforehand.
- Go solo. Unless you’re so afraid that you want a friend along, it’s a good idea to take your first simulated dive alone instead of with strangers. If that’s not an option, keep to yourself and focus on the sensation of the experience and not on your companions.