The top 5 places to sky dive in Asia

The top 5 places to sky dive in Asia
July 15 10:41 2016 Print This Article




Skydiving is on the bucket list of many and there is little doubt why. It truly is an adrenaline-pumping, once in a lifetime chance for us mortals to see the world we live in from a completely different perspective. Although the social media posts of our friends (or acquaintances) skydiving in places like New Zealand or Switzerland may lead to an existential crisis, what you may not know is that there are plenty of drop zones right in our backyard which are safe, offer amazing views and usually cost much less.

So if you’re ready to take the plunge but not willing to fly halfway across the world to do so, here are 5 places in Asia where you can sky dive.

Dubai

Dubai has quickly become one of the premier skydiving locations in the world, and also the place to sky dive in Asia.  The city jump is run by Skydive Dubai who offer a tandem skydive over the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago and arguably the most iconic of the Palm Islands. Free fall and witness the incredible Dubai skyline with a view of the palm tree-like Palm Jumeirah to boot. There are other courses offered by Skydive Dubai, especially for those who wish to learn how to skydive solo.

Viewing stylish Dubai from above comes at a price though – the tandem jump with stills and video start at SGD$730.

Pattaya, Thailand

Yes, Pattaya may be well-known for its wild nightlife but if you want to take a break from the partying, why not head to Nong Kho Reservoir to dive with Thai Sky Adventures? Take a 20-minute scenic ride up 13,000 feet and then free fall into the atmosphere for a minute before enjoying a 5-7 minute canopy ride where you get a bird’s eye view of beautiful Thailand. The instructors are professional, knowledgeable and friendly – sure to ease your pre-jump jitters!

TSA also offers pick-up and return from the drop zone so what are you waiting for? Rates for a tandem skydive start at SGD$417.

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Much closer to home, Skydive Langkawi offers Asia’s highest skydive and only island beach landing. Take off from Langkawi’s International Airport, fly over the most scenic parts of the island while witnessing glistening blue waters and lush forests before free falling and landing on the soft sand of Tanjong Rhu Beach.

Run by an Australian-certified company with thousands of jumps shared between its highly experienced instructors, skydiving here ensures a safe and amazing coastal skydive over Langkawi’s emerald blue waters.

Skydive Langkawi does not offer online bookings at the moment but you can contact them to enquire about their Gold or VIP tandem skydiving packages. Details available on their website.


Singapore

Skydiving outdoors is great but for a truly unique experience, why not face free-fall conditions indoors and right here at home? iFly Singapore is located in Sentosa and allows its customers to experience falling 12,000 to 13,000 feet for just a fraction of the cost. Skydivers enter a wind tunnel almost five storeys high that provides unobstructed views of the surrounding South China Sea.

Safety is ensured as it is in a controlled environment and flight criteria is much more lax – flyers can be as young as 7 years old and those with physical disabilities just need to book in advance for a weekday slot when the facility is less busy. This keeps in line with iFly’s slogan – anyone can fly (reminds you of Air Asia doesn’t it?). You could also take this as a “practice” before an outdoor jump!

Rates for first-timers range from SGD$89 to SGD$119 for 2 jumps, while flyers can also choose to jump 4 times in The Adventure package for just under SGD$200. For more information, click here.

Mount Everest, Nepal

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Taken from Everest Skydive

Yes, you saw that right – you can sky dive from the highest peak in the world! It seems only right to end this list of where to sky dive in Asia with the most daunting and possibly most extraordinary dive in the world. This surreal experience is held in Spring and Fall with an 11-day itinerary that includes sightseeing, treks and 3 jumps – one of which is an insane 29,500 feet jump in front of Mount Everest from a PC-6 aircraft (higher than the peak itself!).

Included in CNN’s most thrilling experiences, one of the most, if not the most, elite skydiving experiences comes at a price – a whopping SGD$33,000 for a tandem skydiving package.

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Featured image from Skydive Dubai

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