Would You Ever Go Skydiving?

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SkydivingWould you ever go skydiving? When I was younger I always wanted to. The thought of actually jumping out of a plane made me nervous but floating toward the earth once the parachute opened always looked so fun.

Having never done it I’d have to guess it must feel a bit like parasailing. I’m sure it’s very quiet and serene while you are floating and I can’t even imagine how beautiful it must be to see the earth from so high up.

Now that I’m older, the entire thing makes me nervous. There’s a part of me that still would love to do it, but a bigger part is yelling, “Are you crazy?”

I was thinking about skydiving because we were watching the Amazing Race recently and one member from each team had to skydive. There were many people that were nervous but they all did it.

What stood out in my mind the most was that they were in Bora Bora so the views from the plane and as they were skydiving was stunning. The water was clear, the palm trees were waving in the breeze, the white sand glistened in the sun. I wasn’t even there and it’s an image that will stand out in my mind for years to come.

Whenever I think of skydiving I always imagine landing in a large open, grassy field. It never even crossed my mind that you could do so and land on an island! I was impressed by the tandem skydiving partners they had on the show because they made landing on a small patch of sand look easy.

While this all looked amazing, I believe I’d be much happier flying in a plane or helicopter or even parasailing around the island. But as they say never say never. Maybe one day I’ll find myself facing the opportunity to skydive in Bora Bora. Yikes!

What about you? Have you ever been skydiving? If not, would you ever?

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  1. Did it twice and loved it. It’s very easy.

  2. Maralea says:

    Sky diving is on my bucket list! I would love to do it one day.

  3. I took my husband Sky Diving for Valentines day a few years ago. It was a great thing to experience together. He would go again, I feel like beating the odds once was enought :) but i would recommend it.

  4. Nicole U says:

    I looks fun but I don’t think I would skydive. Maybe if I was on Amazing Race i would do it :)

  5. md kennedy says:

    Nope, never been. And, nope, never, not if you paid me, not for all the tea in China, not for all the diamonds in Africa, not if my life depended on it – I think you get the picture!

  6. Olivia Rubin says:

    Maybe if I was paid money. I never thought about the floating in the air..but don’t you fall fast? I think by the time I recover from jumping until the parachute opens I would have peed myself! I get sick on teacups…would never do,a rollercoasters, but if i were on The Amazing Race i would it, no doubt

  7. carol roberts says:

    yes i would id be scared but ya i would but yea i think i could im not sure yea id be horrifed but it would be fun if i make it out alive that is what i worry about not the jump but after the jump

  8. Ashley Morrissey says:

    Um…YES! That’s always been a dream of mine. I’ve went ziplining before..that’s up next!

  9. I think I would! :)

  10. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’d be too scared to do it.

  11. Becky Greene says:

    I have not done it, but I would!!! I think it would be great!

  12. Helene Tienda says:

    No, I would never go skydving. My husband wants to do it, but I don’t think I want him to do it either.

  13. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Would Go Skydiving, Love Adventure !

  14. I have always wanted to skydive, it was an event that I had on my bucket list. But recent health issues have made me rethink that task.

  15. I would never go-too scared!

  16. Amy Lynn says:

    Not yet…. but if I was in Bora Bora I TOTALLY would too! I would want to make sure I was with a really good instructor before I trusted my life with someone else!

  17. I would never skydive – I am to afraid of heights!!

  18. Harmony B says:

    I would consider skydiving

  19. Heather says:

    Love Amazing Race! I don’t know that I would go out of my way to sky dive, but in the Amazing Race scenario? Definitely.

  20. Ugo Anyanwu says:

    Although I’m pretty scared of heights.. you know what they say… you only live once! So yes, I would.

  21. I have been on a tandem skydive and I would love eto go again!

  22. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I I have never been. When I was younger I wanted to, but never had the opportunity. Now that I’m older I finally figured out I have a fear of heights so, I don’t think I would ever do it.

  23. Kate F. says:

    I would love to go tandem skydiving.

  24. I have never wanted to because I’m afraid of heights. Last year I watched my daughter do parasailing, and it freaked me out!

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  25. I’m still on the fence. I’d love the sensation of free falling and the beauty of it, but I would be so scared of the chute not opening that I might not really do it.

  26. Not yet. I think doing a tandem jump would be great. I have taken a glider ride and it was a blast. Love flying in small planes where you know you are flying. Of course I understand we are each wired differently so dropping and bouncing around can make some people ill.

  27. I’ve jumped tandem twice, along with my brothers, aunt, uncle and friends. Everybody loved it.

  28. I would love to try!!

  29. I have been on a tandem skydive! It was amazing!!!

  30. I love the idea of skydiving, but I don’t know if I’d actually have the courage to do it. It’s really fun to imagine, but actually strapping on the parachute – not so sure!

  31. Jennifer Marie says:

    I have never been, but would think about it. I may chicken out though :)

  32. I want to try para-sailing. That’s as adventurous as I get at age 64.

  33. saminder gumer says:

    i have always wanted to go. i think it would be so much fun and get my heart pumping!!!

  34. Wendy Mastin says:

    Both my son and my daughter have sky dived and said that it was the best experience of their lives. I have added to by bucket list.

  35. Austin Baroudi says:

    It’s weird because I’d love to go sky diving but I’m scared to get on a plane so I’m at an impass.

  36. I have not.. but would LOVE to! It’s a little scary thinking where you could land but you only live once!

  37. I would never go skydiving. I have a bit of a fear of heights. This would probably push me over the edge. My son would love to try.

  38. No, I haven’t. Sounds fun

  39. Kristine E. says:

    My dad broke his back jumping out of a plane, so I’ve always been hesitant. I would think it would be super fun, but I just don’t know if I can do it.

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