If you have never been skydiving before, you are in for an unforgettable experience like no other. For beginners, tandem skydiving is the perfect option because you get to enjoy the ride while a professional takes care of everything for you. However, that doesn’t mean you should go into your first experience without any knowledge. Here are a few things you should know to make your first tandem skydiving experience that much better.
First of all, you should dress properly for the dive. This means wearing loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shows. While your clothing can be loose, you shouldn’t wear anything like sandals that won’t stay on your body. Once you arrive at the location, you will be able to store any valuables you have either onsite or in your car. The best thing to do would be to leave anything like expensive watches or rings at home so you don’t forget to take them off and risk losing them.
If you know that you get motion sickness, you can still go skydiving. While you may have no trouble, there is a small chance you will experience motion sickness during your dive. Taking something like non-drowsy Dramamine should alleviate any ill effects you may experience, allowing you to enjoy the entire ride from start to finish.
Finally, spend some time getting to know the fellow diver you will be jumping with, which will allow you to feel more comfortable and hopefully less nervous, if you are nervous at all. Remember, they are there to help you through the experience, so don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Follow these tips and you can expect to have an amazing first tandem skydiving experience!