Skydiving Tips for First Time Divers

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Whether as a one-time experience, a lifelong hobby, or a career, the sport of skydiving offers a wide variety of benefits to eager participants. Some jump for fun, for thrill, or even to make a living. Regardless of your motivation to pursue involvement in the sport, the following skydiving tips will help you make the most of it.

Decision Phase

For first-time skydivers who have yet to take the plunge, the decision itself can be the most arduous phase. Some may face well-intended but uninformed concern from friends or loved ones who advise against it. Others face problematic influence from the opposite end of the spectrum: friends who are lovers of the sport who may place pressure on you to join them when you would truly prefer not to do so.

In the end, the decision to skydive is best based on personal desires and motivations. Just as true friends will respect a decision to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, true friends will also respect and support your decision to include tandem skydiving as a part of your life.

Execution Phase

As is the case with any unfamiliar task, you may find yourself a bit nervous prior to your first jump. Embrace this feeling. Don’t fight it. Label this as your body’s way of telling you that something new and exciting is about to happen. Interestingly, the feelings we label as “fear” and “excitement” are driven by the identical neuro-chemicals in which your brain is awash.

Pay attention to your instructors. Tandem skydiving requires very little in the way of physical skill or high-level expertise as you’ll be harnessed to the instructor who will be in charge of stabilization, altitude awareness, and chute deployment and operation. However, there are important safety issues to take into account. Understanding proper procedures and ensuring that you are capable of performing them makes a huge difference in your emotional state prior to the first jump.

Afterglow Phase

For a substantial portion of new jumpers, their first tandem skydiving experience proves to be one of the most exhilarating of their lives. Many choose to deepen their involvement in the sport. Some may want to pursue a license which will allow them to jump independently. Some will cross the activity off their bucket list forever. No matter what your decision may be, everyone ends up feeling glad they took the plunge.

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