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Skydiving is one of those things that once you cross it off your bucket list, you never ever have to do it again. From floating above Palm Jumeirah in Dubai to experiencing Mount Everest from a bird’s eye view, these drop zones will actually make you want to jump out of an airplane. And for most of you, I bet those are words that you never thought you’d hear yourself saying. But like the title of this article goes, new year, new you!

1) Waialua, U.S.A. with Skydive Hawaii

Waialua, U.S.A. with Skydive Hawaii
Waialua, U.S.A. with Skydive Hawaii

Free fall from either 12,000, 14,000 or 20,000 feet above the beautiful coastline of Hawaii’s North Shore with veteran company, Skydive Hawaii. As you sail through the sky at 120 miles per hour don’t forget to smile for the camera, you always want to include the photography and/or video package when you jump, especially here.Feel free to take a picture.

2) Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates with Skydive Dubai

Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates with Skydive Dubai
Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates with Skydive Dubai

Jumping out of an airplane over this man-made Island is going to spark some serious memories among your friends. Tandem skydives over the Palm Drop Zone are very popular. which is why the Skydive Dubai team recommends that you make your skydiving reservation at least one to two months in advance.

3) Mount Everest, Nepal with Everest Skydive

Mount Everest Skydiving Nepal
Mount Everest Skydiving Nepal

You are dropping out of a helicopter at 23,000 feet is always something that you’ve wanted to do. Everest Skydive has you covered. With Mount Everest as your backdrop, you’ll free fall to either the Ama Dablam Base Camp, a base camp that sits 15,000 feet above sea level or the Syangboche Airport. which sits 12,340 feet above sea level. These jumps don’t come cheap or easy tandem jumps start at $20,000 and solo jumps start at $18,000 and are based on an 11 day itinerary that includes several days of trekking. With a $20,000 price tag this jump might be more fantasy than reality, but hey, why not dream big this year.

4) Key West, U.S.A. with Skydive Key West

Key West Skydiving in USA
Key West Skydiving in USA

The best part of this dive are the views. Take in the overhead views of the Florida reef, Key West and once your parachute opens, keep an eye out for dolphins and other wildlife below. You’ll float gently down to earth and be back on your feet all in less than 10 minutes.

5) Livingstone, Zambia with Victoria Falls Adventures

Livingstone, Zambia with victoria falls skydiving
Livingstone, Zambia with victoria falls skydiving

You can do much worse than having Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, as your view as you voluntarily jump out of a Cessna 206. The jump operator, Victoria Falls Adventures, only recommends that you bring “some courage,” they’ll take care of the rest. Jumps are done from 6,000 feet, 8,000 feet or 10,000 feet.

6) Queenstown, New Zealand with NZONE Skydive

Queenstown, New Zealand with NZONE Skydive
Queenstown, New Zealand with NZONE Skydive

With over 250,000 tandem jumps to-date under their belt the team over at NZONE Skydive is one of the most trusted in New Zealand. They’ll suit you up in all of the gear you need – jumpsuit, hat, goggles and gloves – take you up to 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000 feet and that’s where they’ll see what you’re made of. They say the oldest jumper they ever took up was 94 years old.

7) Grand Canyon, U.S.A. with Paragon Skydive

Grand Canyon USA with Paragon Skydiving
Grand Canyon USA with Paragon Skydiving

The Grand Canyon. One of America’s most glorious natural wonders and the setting of your new skydiving fantasy. But this fantasy can easily become a reality the next time you visit the Grand Canyon thanks to the guys at Paragon Skydive. Don’t get confused when you show up.At the end of your skydive you’ll even walk away with a Certificate of Achievement as “proof that you are a badass. I full-heartedly agree that if you complete this jump, you are a certified badass.

8) Cape Town, South Africa with Skydive Cape Town

Grand Canyon USA with Paragon Skydiving
Grand Canyon USA with Paragon Skydiving

This jump from 9,000 feet over the Mother City is all about the scenery provides incredible views of Table Mountain and Robben Island are just a normal part of skydiving here. Once you have jumped and descended to about 5,000 feet, your instructor will deploy your parachute and you will gently glide back down to solid ground.

9) Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland with Switzerland Skydive 

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland with Switzerland Skydive Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland with Switzerland Skydive Lauterbrunnen

Fly over the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits in the Bernese Oberland by way of helicopter until you make your way up to 14,000 feet and your jumping point. This jump over the Swiss Alps is one that makes just about every “Best Skydiving” list there is with its picturesque lush green landscape and waterfalls. It just takes one look at this place to see why people go crazy over skydiving here.

10) Cairns, Australia with Skydive Australia

Cairns, Australia with Skydiving Australia
Cairns, Australia with Skydiving Australia

Cairns is gorgeous from land, so just imagine how it looks from 14,000 feet above. With the Great Barrier Reef just below, this is one way to see Australia that you’ll never forget. And one way that will earn you bragging rights for years to come.

11) Empuriabrava, Spain with Skydive Empuriabrava

Empuriabrava, Spain with Skydive Empuriabrava
Empuriabrava, Spain with Skydive Empuriabrava

If eating all the pinchos you can handle was not already satisfying enough. Take to the skies to take your explorations one step further. Opt for the sunset skydive if you can, these aerial views are ones that you’ll want to brag about over a beer later that night.

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