I have always wondered what it would feel like to go skydiving. The rush of free falling through the atmosphere, air rushing past your face, blinding your senses, except for your pounding heart. The thrill of this adventure had enthralled me for so long that, when the opportunity to finally take the plunge presented itself, I knew I had to go for it.
Skydiving is an activity that seems like it could be done from anywhere but in reality, the location can add a great deal. First of all, scenery is important. There’s no better way to see the natural beauty of a landscape than skydiving. The view from thousands of feet in the air, with nothing the obstruct or corrupt it, is something you’ll always remember.
Location can also be important for more practical reasons. If the take off and landing cites are remote or far out of the way, this can make it difficult to ever get the opportunity to go, much less work up the courage to actually jump.
Luckily for me, the location I chose was the best of both worlds. Hammamet city is one of the most visited cities in Tunisia because of its beautiful beaches, ideal climate, and rich culture. Getting there is extremely easy as it’s only about one hour from the capital Tunis. Because it is such a popular tourist destination, there are many activities that appeal to visitors offered, like skydiving.
Once I worked up the courage to finally go for it, finding a place to take me was the easy part. I asked around for the price at a few places and found out it is just 40 Tunisian dinar or 20 Euro. This seemed like a suitable price for a great experience like this and you do not even have to leave this city so, next thing I knew, I found myself thousands of feet in the air.
After two seconds of terror, I became calm and began to enjoy myself. The first thing I remember seeing was the beach.The pale blue of the Mediterranean stretched as far as the eye could see beyond the sand and rocks of the beach. The tiny dots that were houses and cars slowly became clearer and larger as we fell closer and closer.
By the time the parachute kicks in, after between 30 seconds and a minute of free fall, the sensation of falling has almost become normal. As you quickly decelerate and gently approach the ground bellow, your heart again returns to its normal place in your chest.
After experiencing this amazing experience first hand in the ideal location, I can definitely recommend skydiving. It’s the perfect way to get a different view of any landscape and it will certainly change your perspective on a few things, including yourself, along the way.