Best Places to Skydive in Ottawa
For fans of adrenaline rushes and extreme sports, you would be hard pressed to beat the thrill and exhilaration that comes from sky diving. Parachuting, as it is more formally known, is the action of exiting an aircraft and returning to Earth with the aid of a parachute. Although many would never dream or work up the nerve to attempt sky diving, it is in actuality an extremely popular sport with a low rate of injury and/or mortality. All North American companies are required to equip divers with two parachutes for safety purposes.
This guide details sky diving companies and venues in and around the Ottawa area for thrill seekers and first timers alike.
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Aardvark Skydiving Club
Provide tandem dives for first timers as well as the training required to become a certified sky diver. This is a great place if you are looking to start out in the exciting sport of skydiving. Going for tandem dives can be a lot of fun and a little frightening as well. However, going for a tandem dive will really give you the feel of what it is like to jump out of an airplane with just a parachute on your back.
Located approximately 1.5 hours drive from Ottawa, this facility has been owned by the same acclaimed skydiver for over 40 years. Regardless of what people say experience is crucial when it comes to skydiving. If you are a beginner or an expert skydiver then this is the place to go.
The name stands for Gatineau Ottawa Skydive, and this company has been providing thrills in the area since the 1970’s. This company has been around for ages and many people feel that if you are just starting out in the world of skydiving than this place is definitely for you.
Mile High Parachuting
Offer a bevy of sky diving options for divers of all experience levels. It doesn't hurt to check all of the above mentioned skydiving facilities to get more information on the pricing.
Sky Adventure (Hang Gliding)
This is not a sky diving service; however Sky Adventures offers an incredible hang gliding adventure. A truly unique way to experience the air especially if you are still a little scared of taking the leap from an airplane with a parachute.