All you need to know about the most fun you can have with your pants on at Diani

How does an extremely fulfilling experience that will leave you rejuvenated and begging for more sound like?

That calls for a celebration, right? Something to remind you to never to give up no matter what, to always get up after falling down brush yourself and keep walking.

Skydiving is the perfect gift for you; it is the ultimate thrilling experience of a lifetime and the most fun you can have with your pants on.

Even better it won’t cost you an arm and a leg and you don’t need to fly out of the country to enjoy it,  it is found just five hours away or 45 minutes by air at the Kenyan Coastal town of Diani.

Skydiving  is an activity most people have on their bucket lists and it is time you tick it away and enjoy psychological and emotional benefits while at it.

“Whether it is about summoning the highest form of courage from deep within your soul to overcome fear or whether it is about an uncontrollable desire to experience the absolute freedom of flight, words have never been able to encapsulate the true feeling of the ecstasy skydiving gives you.”  Skydive Diani CEO and Club Chief Instructor Gary Lincoln-Hope said.

Opened in December 2013, Skydive Diani is the first skydiving operation to offer this service in the country.

Over the years it has grown to become the only one skydiving facility in the country operating throughout the year, fostering and facilitating sport parachuting, in all its facets.

“Just like Leonardo DaVinci wrote so wonderfully:Once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." Gary adds.

Located at the coastal town of Diani, Baobab House, Ali Barbours Rd, Skydive Diani offers offers Tandem Skydives, Fun Jumps and an Accelerated Freefall Course (AFF), also known as  jump school and has helped popularized the sport within Kenya in the safest and most progressive manner, on behalf of its members.

The Cabinet Secretary of Tourism, Najib Balala could not even resist it and last year took off to the skies for the most thrilling drop of his life.

Kenya is endowed with immense beauty and some of the finest scenery in the worldand the Kenyan Coast is no different, Diani has one of the most beautiful drop off zones with jumpers landing directly at the shores of Indian Ocean and at the seventh best beach in Africa what can seriously beat that?

It is time you explored and sampled the Kenyan coast from above like the mighty eagle you are!

“Why jump onto a field by the airstrip, when you can land on Kenya’s most beautiful sand beach?! Skydive Diani stands out from other drop zones by landing right into your holiday.”  Michael Aischmann, Skydive Marketing Manager said.

Contrary to popular belief, Skydiving is totally safe and actually come with numerous health benefits.

Research has found out that skydiving offers psychological and emotional health benefits more than just the adrenaline rush it comes with.

Skydiving reduces and remove stress, builds upper arm strength while controlling the parachute as well as the big muscle groups in the lower body for landing, helps people face their fears (If you can Skydive, you can literally do anything), helps create confidence and promotes physical and mental rejuvenation among other benefits.

“For the ten minutes you are at God's mercy, nothing else in the world matters. It is not about playing with death, it is about playing with life." Gary said.

Skydive Diani uses the worlds most advanced equipment available and flying an aircraft maintained to the highest of standards to ensure Skydiving it not only fun but safe as well.

Before one takes to the skies they are properly trained by experienced and qualified instructors on how the equipment operates, to exit the aircraft with your instructors, maintain control in free fall, safety procedures and how to initiate the opening of your parachute for at least four days before leaping out at 12,000 feet on their own.

Angelo Vuletic, a tandem instructor says Parachuting and jumping out of a plane is safer than ever.

"Nowadays, a tandem skydive is the safest way to experience all the excitement that skydiving has to offer. To become a tandem instructor, the candidate must have years of experience and pass extensive training, which ensures your safety during a tandem jump. After more than 50 years of development, parachutes and skydiving equipment have reached an extraordinarily high level of durability and safety."

After mastering the art of skydiving only then can you skydive for as little as $35 per jump.


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