7 Steps to Prepare for your First Skydive

Skydive Monterey Bay Worlds Highest First Jump Tips

1) Get a good night’s sleep

No night owls here please. Especially for those of you who are prone to motion sickness, being well rested is key. Make do like boo and try get a good night’s sleep!

2) No alcohol 10 hours prior to skydiving

To use some aviation jargon, it’s 10 hours from bottle to throttle! And that’s no alcohol and drugs before your jump.

3) Be sure to eat a healthy meal before you arrive

This really helps with motion sickness and it’s all part of feeling well and ready for your jump. But, honestly, do you really need another excuse to eat? It’s one of the greatest joys in life. Also, considering skydiving is a half day commitment, bring some snacks!

4) Be sure to stretch

We want you to be limber and fluid for your jump. Get into it, stretch!

5) Think about your attire

Think activewear. Think athletic. You should be wearing comfortable athletic clothing and covered shoes. No slippers, no flip flops and no uggs. If you’re unsure, give us a call and we’ll evaluate your attire before you come in.

6) Participate

Our instructions for skydiving and parachuting may seem simple but it’s really important to listen. Participating in the tandem training is crucial to a good skydive as is being aware that the instructor will need your help and awareness at particular moments. Get into it!

7) Bring your warrior cry or superhero stance

As you would know if you’ve watched Grey’s Anatomy, “a scientific study showed that if you stand in the superhero pose for 5 minutes before a job interview, presentation or difficult task, you will not only feel more confident but you will perform measurably better”. So, let’s go superheroes, let’s go skydiving!

See you at Skydive Monterey Bay for your first skydive! 

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