The World’s Best Spots For Skydiving

Calling all thrill-seekers: The best destinations for free fall (including the first-ever skydiving experience at sea)
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Skydiving isn’t for the faint of heart — this extreme sport requires guts. But the glory is worth it: Nothing can compare to the feeling of flying in the open air. Talk about freedom.

And now, thanks to Royal Caribbean’s new smartship, Quantum of the Seas, on-board adventurers can experience the first-ever skydive experience at sea. The RipCord by iFLY simulates the experience of skydiving while at sea.

In honor of the ship’s maiden voyage, we rounded up some of the most breathtaking spots to experience this free-falling feeling:


Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage site that spills into the Zambezi River, the waterway that runs between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

VictoriaFallsaerial creative commons Mike


The Palm Jumeirah is a dramatic looking artificial archipelago located in the coastal region of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Skydive Dubai


The North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu is known for being a surfing mecca, but it also looks great from above.



Queenstown, New Zealand’s famous lake resort area, is an outdoor enthusiast’s utopia and the birthplace of bungee jumping.

QueenstownNZ creative commons Tim Parkison


The RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator onboard Quantum of the Seas, lets you experience the rush of skydiving in the middle of the ocean without having to actually jump out of a plane.

Skydive RipCord iFly