Myths About Skydiving In Thailand

As skydiving becomes more and more popular, many people may be interested to know some of the facts of skydiving. Whether you are just taking a one time jump with a tandem instructor for the one time thrill of it, or you have decided that this is a great sport for the long haul, this information is sure to be interesting for you. You can also learn skydiving via

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Health Matters

Many people think that if they have certain disorders, they will be unable to skydive. This may not necessarily be true. Everyone has to sign a medical form attesting that they are fit to participate in the sport, so if you have a disorder, but your doctor does not believe it will interfere with your enjoyment of this sport, he can give you permission to do so. If you have high blood pressure, but it is under control due to medication, your doctor may allow you to skydive.

Another myth is that you have to be fairly young to skydive. Most skydivers are under the age of forty, and most skydiving centers require that you be at least 18, but if you have the drive and desire, and are in condition, you can skydive at any age. Look at former President Bush, who celebrated his 80th birthday by skydiving!

One of the factors that discourages most people from skydiving is the expense. Besides buying the proper equipment, such as jumpsuits and parachutes which are very expensive, you have to hire a plane and pilot to get you up there.

Some people have found a unique way to jump, by doing it as a charity event. The idea is to get enough sponsors to support the charity you choose and their contributions pay for your dive, with the additional proceeds going to the charity.

How dangerous is skydiving? It sure sounds dangerous to just jump out of a plane from thousands of feet in the air and hoping a piece of material will save you from crashing to the earth.

Statistically speaking, however, skydiving is safer than jumping on a Greyhound for the next town. There are so many safety measures and new technologies in place now that skydivers are very protected from accident or injury. Just look at the new technologies in altimeters, that allow skydivers to know the exact moment to deploy the parachute, even if they are freefalling upside down!