Greece, known for its significance in European culture and mythology is one of the popular destinations for experiencing history and reliving the past. Tourists from over the world have always been fascinated by the magnificent historic structures which reveal a lot about human evolution. Currently, the city itself has evolved itself to cater to the needs of the modern-day tourists be it domestic or international. Vibrant nightlife to delicious cuisine and adventure sports to shopping are few of the many things that make modern Greece one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. The only other sector that equally competes with the history and culture of Athens is its adventure sports. Europe in general known for adventure sports, Athens takes it up a notch in the regard with its wide range of options for adrenaline junkies.
One key factor differentiating the experience here with the rest of Europe is the weather – warm and clear blue skies, any day is a good day to skydive in Athens. The reason there is a huge hype around skydiving is because of its “near-death experience” feel. One other key factor when it comes to experience like this is the safety of the experience in itself, Skydive Athens does a good job on this regard as well. There are multiple ways to make the jump but the Tandem jump is one of the safest ways to take it as you will always have the assistance of an expert who is going to take care of all aspects of the ride while you only have to hold on and enjoy the view.
World-class facilities can be expected here in terms of safety and amenities. Some of the most commonly and highly- rated dives are mentioned to give you more context as to how things look on the ground.
- Tandem Skydive
- Static Line Diving
- Accelerated Free Fall
1. Tandem Skydiving
This is one of the most famous types of dives because it’s one of the easiest and safest ways to dive as you will be diving with the instructor. If you are a newbie this is the best way to dive as the instructor will take care of the dive from the beginning to the end. When it comes to the Tandem skydiving the entire responsibility falls on the instructor from piloting the canopy, free fall and landing, while you can enjoy this breathtaking experience. You don’t have to be certified or trained for this dive.
2. Static Line Diving
One of the world’s best Static line diving is in Athens. You will at least need a day’s time for training and followed by that you can go ahead with the dive. A static line is attached to the aircraft, in this dive the parachute opens from this line. You can then fly and canopy yourself. Unlike tandem skydiving, you will have to do this solo. Though it’s a little bit dangerous than the tandem skydive, you will feel the adrenaline rush when you do this activity as the entire set of actions have to be carried by you.
3. Accelerated Free Fall
This dive requires you to master the basics before diving . 8 levels of training has to be completed before you go forward with the actual dive, you will also get a chance to go for a tandem dive with the instructor as a trial run before the actual dive when you will have to do it all by yourself.
Depending on one’s budget and willpower you can choose to do the dives accordingly. If you follow the instructor accurately, he will be able to assure complete safety as most of these instructors would have experienced at least 1000 jumps in their career and are experts in their field. Trainers generally help you with capturing these experiences as well because at that moment you wouldn’t feel like doing anything else but are in the moment, you might want to relive the experience and these pictures can be very nostalgic and help you do the same.