Common Myths and Misconceptions About Skydiving

Posted on: 15 June 2022

If you are looking for the ultimate thrill and want to have a day to remember with friends and family, skydiving is probably at the top of your list. However, there are several untruths you have probably heard or read about skydiving that may be making you think twice. In reality, the majority of this information is based on misconceptions about skydiving. Here are a few of the most common myths associated with skydiving.

Skydiving Is the Most Dangerous Sport

One of the biggest misconceptions about skydiving is that skydiving is far and away the most dangerous sport. This is because of false claims that people can land on a tree or in a lake or stream or that a person's parachute will not open. In reality, skydiving is much safer than other extreme sports, including mountain biking or even river rafting.

This is because the owners of skydiving companies go to great pains to ensure that their instructors are well trained, their equipment is state of the art, and that their landing zones are well planned. Parachute technology has also come a long way and parachutes are now equipped with an Automatic Activation Device, or AAD. This device ensures that even if the skydiver does not deploy the parachute, the parachute still opens.

It Will Hurt When I Land

Another common misconception about skydiving is that you are likely to get hurt when you land, and maybe even break your foot or ankle. The majority of first-time skydivers will have a tandem dive, which means that you will dive with an instructor. The instructor will have years of experience and will ensure that your landing is as comfortable as possible.

It Takes Months to Learn How to Skydive  

One thing that might deterring you from skydiving is the potential cost of taking months of classes before your first jump. In the majority of cases and depending upon the skydiving company you work with, you can expect to take your first dive within the first few weeks of classes.

You Cannot Breathe While You Are Skydiving

Finally, because of the altitude, you might assume that it is difficult to breathe while you are skydiving. However, the altitude of the plane is low enough that it will not negatively impact your ability to breathe, and you will be able to breathe comfortably during the entire experience.

From the idea that you will have trouble breathing during the jump or the notion that it will hurt when you land, there are several common myths about skydiving you should not believe.


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