The earth hurtling toward you, a person you met five minutes ago in charge of deploying the airbag, and the possibility of a hard landing are all things that sound terrifying, but can be amazing if under the right circumstances. It takes a certain type of person to be crazy enough to skydive. But if you’re brave enough to accept that challenge, here are some recommendations of places you should try out.
1. Interlaken, Switzerland
I can say from personal experience that Interlaken is an incredible place to skydive. I did it over the Swiss Alps. You careen down over two lakes and even though it was hot outside, you could see the snow tipped Alps that were much. My instructor even let me control the parachute for some of the time. Definitely one of the best experiences of my life.
2. Taupo, New Zealand
Blue, blue, and more blue is what you would see if you chose this as your skydive destination. Over the beautiful Pacific Ocean you can see for miles of crystal blue water. Lake Taupo is unique because it lies in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano.
3. Namib Desert, Southern Africa
Instead of seeing just blue here you’ll see orange as far as the eye can see. The bright orange sand and the unique plant life in this region make for a peaceful landing. Just make sure you don’t get lost afterwards, it is the desert. If you do get lost at least there is some water nearby to cool off in.