Conquer your Fears! The scariest moment will be right before the jump off point. And it’s perfectly natural. Some are better at hiding their fear but everyone will have at least one moment of second guessing themselves. Once you take a deep breath and jump, the feeling is absolutely liberating. Those moments when you’re free falling, your heart will race and I guarantee you will have a smile on your face (yeah, the wind pressure will probably have something to do with it too…) but you will love every second of it! Scared of heights? Conquer that fear once and for all!
Bragging Rights! How many people do you know who have skydived? Probably not enough to count all ten fingers. It’s a few brave souls who decide to skydive and you can be one of them. Most people think they won’t be able to jump when the time comes, but as I said before those moments of last minute fears are perfectly natural. One of the cool things of skydiving is getting your pictures taken in the air while you’re free falling. Skydiving locations in Ocean City typically offer a package that includes photos and video. This is definitely an experience that merits some evidence to show off to all your friends on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.
A Sport for All Ages! Most if not all places require that you be at least 18 years with proof of ID but don’t be surprised to see a photo of someone’s pop-pop in the online galleries of skydive websites! And if more than one of you is up for it, why not take advantage of a group package and make a family event out of it? You could celebrate mom’s birthday and get her a DVD and photos of her free fall and landing. If the slightest idea of going skydiving has crossed your mind, just do it! And if someone tries to scare you with the words ‘freak accident’ or ‘fatalities’ just brush them off. If statistics make you feel better, the fatality percentage of skydiving is less than 1% and those unfortunate times are typically due to not following jumping procedures. In Ocean City, MD you can be sure that no instructor will let you step anywhere near a plane before first giving you the proper training required. And if they feel you’re not ready, then you’re not ready! However, if they know you understand the procedures and feel you’re ready to jump, they will do everything they can to make your experience the best you’ve ever had! Also, unless you’re an experienced skydiver, you will be harnessed to your instructor, so that alone should make you feel more confident.