If you're going to take the plunge you might as well plummet to earth over the most iconic and jaw dropping landscapes the world has to offer. This is our ultimate skydiving bucket list with 10 of the most beautiful places in the world to skydive!
Imagine a tandem skydive over the Swiss Alps from your choice of airplane or helicopter. It all starts with a scenic flight with views of Interlaken's two lakes and the incredible Swiss Alps, including the infamous peaks, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. The ride down from the sky only takes 5- 6 minutes which includes a 45 second freefall at 200KPH followed by a 4-5 minute canopy ride giving you time to take in the scenery.
North Shore of Oahu Hawaii, USA
The only skydiving in the state which has 2 drop zones, Pacific Skydiving Center and Skydive Hawaii. You can see the whole island once you leave the plane and get to land in a grassy patch just a 1/4 mile or so from the beach. Recommendation by skydiving and roller derby enthusiast Laura.
Mission Beach, Australia
If you’re craving a once in a lifetime adrenaline rush, this skydive is a must-do during a trip to the East Coast of Australia. It’s Australia’s highest tandem skydive, with the highest jump from 14 000 ft with a 60 second free fall! The best part is enjoying views over the Great Barrier Reef and landing on the beach. Read about Laura's skydive at Mission Beach.
One of the most beautiful places in the world to skydive is in French Polynesia. With Skydive Tahiti, start with a scenic 25 minutes flight to enjoy the views above the lagoons, ocean and mountains. Then once the plane reaches more than 10,000 feet, get ready for 40 to 50 seconds of pure adrenaline at over 120 mph! Visit Skydive Tahiti for more information.
Newly opened in 2015, now you can take in the views of Langkawi's white sand beaches, lush forests and collection of small islands from the sky. The skydive experience starts with a 20-minute scenic flight over Langkawi's islands before a tandem skydive over Tanjong Rhu beach, ending with a landing on the sand. Learn More at Skydive Langkawi.
Imagine falling from the sky at 210 km/hr with views over the The Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai Marina. Two things that are best appreciated from the sky. Skydive Dubai offers tandem dives so you can fall from the sky with no experience or learn to skydive solo at their skydiving school.
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Franz Josef Glacier has been described as one of the most beautiful places on earth, so what better way to enjoy its full beauty than from the sky. Learn more at Skydive Franz and jump from a heart stopping 19,000 feet.
Moab, Utah, USA
Another incredible place to jump is Moab, Utah. The stark landscape with red rock formations, dramatic canyons with the Colorado river cutting through them makes this location (Skydive Moab) an even more breathtaking place to fall from the sky! Recommendation by skydiving and roller derby enthusiast Laura.
Imagine being one of the very few that can say they have skydived in front of Mount Everest and landed on the highest drop zone in the world! This adventure is only offered a couple times a year and comes with a hefty price tag. Your reward for the investment is not only bragging rights, but also a complete trip exploring the surrounding area. Visit Everest Skydive and Explore Himalaya for more information.
The last place on our list of the most beautiful places in the world to skydive is in Zambia. Skydive in Zambia with views of the Zambezi River and one of the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls. Learn more at Victoria Falls Adventures.