Joy, fear, adrenaline-burst, impetuosity and absolute free-falling thrilling experience, all wrapped in one single activity. If you want to understand the true meaning of adrenaline, Skydiving is a must!
The heavenly island of Mauritius
Mauritius, a tropical island paradise, is one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations and is arguably Africa’s wealthiest destination. To get an image of how Mauritius looks like, let’s quote the beautiful sayings of Mark Twain, who said ‘Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and heaven was copied after Mauritius’. That is no wonder, why holiday seekers around the globe crave for this idyllic island.
Mauritius, once a pirates’ hideout, is now a real haven that keeps the world fascinated. With white sandy beaches, lush tropical vegetation and a multicultural society that lives harmoniously, makes Mauritius a real dream come true island. You will come across Indian temples, mosques, old church, Chinese pagodas and some colonial houses. You can discover different cultures and religions in just one destination.
Along fantastic beaches and greenery, Mauritius is home to a wide variety of activities. If you are searching for adrenaline-pumping activities, Mauritius will surely have something for you.
If you really want to enjoy an activity that will thrill you to the core, then Skydiving is for you. Skydiving will make you feel like a bird flying in the air. Categorized as an adrenaline rushed activity, Skydiving is a unique experience that will leave you with unforgettable souvenirs.
Apart from the free falling experience, what really makes Skydiving exceptional is the view. That is precisely why Mauritius is one of the best destinations for Skydiving. The island’s unmatched beauty will keep you spellbound. Mauritius offers only Tandem Skydiving.
What is Tandem Skydiving?
Referring to a type of skydiving, the Tandem skydiving is where the novice skydiver is attached via a harness to a more experience or tandem instructor. Throughout the whole jump, the novice will be guided by the instructor, from exit through freefall, piloting the canopy and landing, everything will be explained to the novice.
Even though, the novice requires only minimal instructions, he/she will be provided with training before the jump and that might consist of how to exit the aircraft, how to do maneuvers in freefall and finally how to deploy the main canopy themselves. Even if you missed any steps, rest assured as the tandem skydiving instructor is here for your safety and to deploy the parachute at the correct time.
Modern parachute equipment nowadays are very reliable, chances of something malfunctioning is quiet rare. Even if it happens that the main parachute malfunctions, the system is now fitted with a back-up reserve parachute to guarantee your safety.
Skydiving in Mauritius is the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of the most visually awesome Tandem Skydive and to gaze at the real beauty of the island. Just before your jump you will get the occasion to have a complete 360º bird’s eye view of Mauritius’s splendid coastal, inland and mountain scenery. The lush tropical vegetation and azure water of the island from above forms the real image of paradise.
Soon you will be heading to the plane and getting ready to ascend to your freefall experience, but before that, your instructor will give you a small briefing to put you in the right state of mind. Obviously, just before boarding your plane you will have thousands of thoughts passing through your mind, on one hand the excitement and on the other hand the anxiety. But rest assured after the 5 to 10 minutes briefing, you will gain in confidence and be more prepared.
Here it is, time to get in the plane, you start feeling your heart pumping with anticipation. The altimeter start climbing, 2,000, 4000 then 8000, you can feel the knot in your stomach, those goose bumps on your skin and not to forget that tingling sensation in your feet. You know perfectly that this will be awesome.
As the ground drops further away beneath you, the coastline seems to look like the outline of a map; you are totally captured by the fascinating contrast between the twinkling turquoise lagoon and the lush tropical vegetation of the island. Included in your Skydiving package is a 20 to 30 minutes flight above Mauritius, where you will get the golden opportunity to enjoy a 360 bird’s eye view of the island.
10,000 feet, it is now time to experience the wonders of Skydiving. Your instructor inches you over towards the edge, you can feel the adrenaline rushes through your veins. All while taking a deep breath, your instructor reminds you to keep your arms folded across your chest. In few seconds, you will be out there flying like a bird. Your instructor leans forward, and here it is, you are out, tumbling through the sky with your arms outstretched, the wind whipping your cheeks back and now you can feel the real meaning of freedom. Even though it only lasts around 30 seconds, you know for sure that it is one of your adventures that will be etched in your memory for the rest of your life.
Once the parachutes are deployed, it is time to gaze at the mesmerizing views offered by the island.
First time jumpers
In order to maintain blood sugar levels, it is recommended for first time jumpers to have something to eat shortly before the jump.