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When Aaron went skydiving

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Christmas was approaching and I had no idea what I was going to do. Go to the beach? Have dinner with friends? Go out? I felt like I was doing these things at the  weekend anyway, and as it was Christmas and I was away from home I wanted to do something totally out of the ordinary, something I would remember for the rest of my life. That’s when I started thinking about Skydiving….

After a few second thoughts, my mind was made up and I had decided to Skydive on Christmas Eve. The bus picked us up at the hostel, and at first I thought I was going to be the only crazy person to jump out of a plane on Christmas Eve. But, it turns out that there were at least 50 other crazy people that had the same idea. The bus took us to the beautiful Wollongong beach where we were going to do the actual Skydive. Checking in and getting all the equipment takes about 30 minutes, which gives time for the excitement, and the nerves to build!

Then, I met the instructor who was going to jump with me. The first question I wanted to ask was how many times had he done this? The answer was more than 8,000 times, so I knew I was in good hands! We started the video by me sending some Christmas greetings to my family (at the time they had no idea I was doing this). We then went to the plane and took off…that’s when the adrenaline really starts to kick in. The amazing views of the coast do not distract you from the fact that you are about to jump from a plane 15,000 feet up in the air. Until that moment I was not scared about the whole experience, but then they opened the door of the plane…

That’s when you realize what you are really getting into. Fortunately (or unfortunately?), the Instructor does not let you think twice, you jump immediately!

It is about 60 seconds of freefall, then, it is about 3 – 4 minutes where you get to enjoy the stunning views of the beach. These days everyone is so busy taking pictures of moments, instead of actually enjoying them. With a Skydive you do not have that option, you are purely there to enjoy the experience –  and let someone else capture the moments for you.

The Instructor is in charge of the photos and the video, so all you need to do is take in every second. For me, this was the perfect Christmas present to myself, but whether you want to jump out of a plane at Christmas or on any other day, I guarantee you that you will not regret, or forget it![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image media=”33122″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image media=”33123″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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