Skydiving

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Namibia's premiere drop zone is located just outside the coastal town of Swakopmund. The scenery viewed while floating peacefully under an inflated parachute is simply breathtaking. Some skydiving clubs have been operating since 1980, and carry on a long tradition of high quality skydiving, training and fun that has always been associated with the coastal town.

There are two skydiving clubs in Swakopmund that offer a professional training service. If you are already a skydiver you can arrange a scheduled jump and if you are a novice there are two options available. You can complete a one-day training course that will qualify you for a static line jump on the same day. Jumping with a static line means that when you jump, you are tied to the airplane with a special cord that automatically opens your parachute. Or you can do a much shorter course and complete a tandem, freefall jump. A tandem jump means that you are physically strapped to a qualified instructor. You jump out the plane together, freefall for 30 seconds or so and the instructor does all the hard stuff, like making sure your parachute opens.

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