Ok, so a few months back I suffered a moment of madness and signed up to do a skydive for charity, yep that’s right! I agreed to chuck myself out of a plane at 10,000ft all in aid of my works chosen charity! This Sunday just passed was the day of the skydive and let me tell you …it was bloomin AMAZING!!! I loved it so much that I’ve already decided to go back and jump again, this time from 15,000ft! – It did help that this Sunday just passed was quite possibly the BEST day of the year! It was so sunny and clear that I could actually see the Isle of White!
I jumped with a company called Go Skydive (website link
here). All the staff and instructors were really lovely! I couldn’t recommend Go
Skydive enough! We got there, had a little training session and then waited for
our names to be called to get suited and booted and ready to go! It took about 20 minutes to get up to
10,000ft in the plane, I was the last one on the plane, you know what they say…last
one on, first one off!...yep, I was the first one out the plane! I really didn’t
have any time to think about it!
I have to say that it was the best experience of my life and
I couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone! From 10,000ft you have around about
30 seconds of free fall and then at 5,000ft the parachute is deployed. The views were incredible and I came down on
such a high, it’s a HUGE adrenaline rush!
As it was our first time jumping with Go Skydive we got
given a little goodie bag at the end and in it we got a voucher for £100 off our
next skydive and another voucher for a friend giving them £40 off, how amazing
is that?! I already have a few friends arguing who gets the £40 of voucher!
Everyone has asked me how much the skydive cost – so to sum
it up you pay a £50 deposit (I was lucky enough to have my work cover this
deposit as we were doing it for charity!) you then pay a further £175 on the
day. You can pay an extra £60 to upgrade to jump from 15,000ft (I didn’t do it
this time, but next time I will for sure!) – I also paid £99 to have pictures
taken! – All the details of prices etc are on their website.
Here are a few snaps from the day…