I've been real skydiving before and I absolutely loved it. I loved it so much I went multiple times and now I have “getting my skydiving certificate” on my bucket list. So when I saw that there was an indoor skydiving center near Tampa where I've been staying, I didn't even think about batting my eyes twice I just went!Here's my adventure of indoor skydiving.
I went indoor skydiving at iFly Tampa, I've seen these around a few places before and there is actually one near Chicago that I wanted to take my little sister to for her 18th birthday (I did find out when I went skydiving here that you don't have to be 18 to go indoor skydiving, so you can take your kids).


Our session started out with a quick introduction to our instructor followed by a training video from the company. The video went over the hand signals, what to do with our bodies and how to get in and out of the suits. Our instructor then came back in and answered any questions we had. There were about 10 people all together for the time slot that I went.

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After the instructions, it was time to gear up and head into the tunnel. iFly provided us with the suit, helmet, goggles, and earplugs. As usual, I was the brave one and volunteered myself to go first. There are different packages you can choose when doing the indoor skydive. The package I got (and my entire group actually) was a 3-minute package divided into two 1.5 minute dives, and on the second dive we went up high into the tunnel with the instructor.

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So because I've been skydiving before I thought my first dive went really well. I was able to hold steady by myself and I started moving around and making turns on my own. Don't get me wrong it is difficult to hold your balance like that, but once you get the hang of it it becomes easier. There were some people crashing into walls, the most difficult part for me was getting in/out of the tunnel.

My second experience wasn't as smooth as the first one. I think I pulled my shoulder a bit after the first dive so I was slightly in pain and it was uncomfortable. The second dive was really neat because that's the one that the instructor goes high up in the air with you. The entire experience was still exhilarating and so much fun.
Now that I've done this and have done real skydiving, it really does seem similar. I would love to practice my skills more and one day maybe even become a pro skydiver, or at least as a hobby.

If my experience wasn't enough, here are 5 reasons to try iFly indoor skydiving.

The feeling of flying is AMAZING.

Have you ever wanted to fly? Well, now you can! Growing up I always wanted to know what it feels like to fly, to go from one place or another, that's probably why I travel so much. Well, now you can have that same feeling by going skydiving.

It's safer than regular skydiving.

I'm sure you know people or you yourself are scared of jumping out of a plane. Well, now you don't have to jump out of a perfectly good plane to feel the same sensation of skydiving. Take it from someone that has done both, it really does feel very similar.

Check off a bucket list item AND conquer a fear at the same time.

I'm sure you've had skydiving on your bucket list for the longest time, but you're also afraid of heights? Well, indoor skydiving doesn't go up that high, you're close to the ground, and there is someone next to you the entire time just in case.

It's a kick of adrenaline

Who doesn't love a nice kick of adrenaline from time to time? I sure love it. And even though I've been real skydiving before this still left me with adrenaline and my heart rushing. You should do it.

Bragging rights, show off your video to your family and friends.

Speaking of, here's my video. Enjoy!

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Xoxo Ania Travels?

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