Skydiving is a bucket-list item for many people as they choose to experience the thrill and excitement of jumping out of an airplane and parachuting to the ground. With such a major adrenaline rush and nerves going into the event, it's easy to go through the whole experience in the blink of an eye.
With a little planning and prep, you can make the most out of your skydive so you truly get the most out of the thrills and have great memories to look back on.
Learning to calm your body down in heightened situations will only offer benefits through the skydiving experience. In the weeks leading up to your skydiving experience, learn how to use meditation to focus, learn breath control, and calm your body.
You will pick up habits you can naturally go through during the skydive. The mindfulness will help ease your anxiety, especially in the moments before you go up into the air. With a calm and zen approach, you can truly be present for your sky diving experience.
2. Map Studies
Skydiving companies often go on the same set path when you skydive. When you're thousands of feet up in the air, you may not process the surrounding area from the bird's eye view. Prepare for your visuals by studying overhead maps and satellite footage of the skydiving area. You will learn to recognize bodies of water, buildings, and places of interest.
When you can recognize specific landmarks, you will not feel lost or disoriented as you parachute down. You can also seek out specific views you want to see. For example, if a sports stadium is located near the skydiving location, you can have impressive overhead views of the stadium. Study the maps from multiple angles to get a clear picture.
3. Video Packages
No matter how much you prepare, it's always hard to predict the excitement of skydiving. One way to help remember the experience is by upgrading your package with a video package. Companies often offer video recordings of the experience. Another skydiver will jump out of the plane to record your experience as you free-fall and make your way through the sky.
When you look back on the video, you can relive the experience and trigger memories you may have forgotten about. The HD footage will show clear visuals and also allows you to share your experience with others through postings on social media.
Taking the extra steps to prepare will go a long way in creating a skydiving experience to remember for the rest of your life.