Overcoming Fear When Skydiving
Life takes off when fear is left on the ground. If you find yourself stuck deciding between taking the initial jump or feeling fearful to go outside your comfort zone – look no further than these simple practices to overcome your initial hesitations and cross skydiving off your bucket list!
Booking your first tandem jump? Congratulations! You’re about to experience an amazing rush of adrenaline and a feeling like no other.
A tandem skydive is where two people jump out of an airplane together, strapped to one another during the entire descent. The licensed jumper and instructor is the one floating above during the jump.
Part of the best feeling in tandem jumping is the feeling of accomplishment after you’ve overcome your fear, and the adrenaline rush while doing it! Try to think of the last thing you did that you had fear or hesitation about – that feeling of satisfaction after completing something challenging is similar to what a jump can feel like!
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The SDSD experience will help you leave your comfort zone! Our excellent instructors have years of experience to help you stay calm and focused.
We are here to make your experience seamless from beginning to end. With no prior knowledge necessary, you’re able to create memories that will last a lifetime with a tandem jump.
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Letting Go of the Fear
Jumping from 13,000 feet and freefalling for about a minute might sound like a large endeavor at first. But when you let go of the fear, what you realize is that after the freefall, you will soar above Southern California’s stunning scenery with views of the Pacific Ocean, the San Diego metropolitan area, and Baja California. In addition, you’ll cross off a bucket list item and find new confidence in yourself to go after your goals!
If you’re starting to feel anxious, let your instructor know how you’re feeling beforehand. We recommend that around 8,000 feet start focusing on your breathing, slowly and consciously. In addition, try smiling at your friends on the plane or at your instructor – it helps your muscles relax and gives you more confidence.
Finally, take in the views from the airplane before your jump! The unique scenery flying across Southern California can be a great reminder to put your fear into perspective.
Learn Before You Fly
Being prepared for your tandem jump can help alleviate some fear-based thoughts. Every skydiving rig has two parachutes inside it, the reserve or backup parachute is packed and inspected by a professional rigger. In addition, there’s an automatic activation device that will deploy the parachute for any reason the instructor would be unable to do so manually.
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