The 5 Best Places to Skydive in the World

The five best places to skydive in the world are not in any particular order. They all have a certain quality that makes them worthwhile. These are places that will make you feel ecstatic and exhilarated.


If you’re looking for the best Hawaiian skydiving experience, Waialua is the place for you. This small town is home to some of the world’s best planes and most dedicated tandem skydiving instructors. You’ll also be treated to beautiful landscapes and majestic views. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest places in the world to go skydiving.

One of the most beautiful spots to skydive in the world is Hawaii, a non-contiguous state full of lush greenery and towering volcanoes. You can get a great thrill from a jump at fourteen thousand feet in this beautiful setting, and the best part is it only costs $300.

Lauterbrunnen Valley

If you’re looking for a scenic skydive, the Lauterbrunnen valley in Switzerland is the place for you. The valley boasts deep gorges and cascading waterfalls that make it an incredibly scenic location to skydive. Skydivers can even be dropped over glaciers! With 14,000ft and 45 seconds of freefall, you’re guaranteed to have time to soak up the scenery of the Swiss Alps. There are high-definition photo and video packages available and there are unbeatable specials for groups, students, travelers and backpackers.

Mt. Everest

One of the best ways to experience this remote mountain is to skydive in Nepal with Mt. Everest as the perfect backdrop. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world and forms a natural border between Tibet and Nepal. The experience is extremely exciting, jumping from a AS350 B3 helicopter from 23,000 feet is pure adrenalin. Taking in the picturesque landscape of the Himalayas, landing at the Himalayan dreamlands Syangboche (12340ft) and Amadablam Basecamp (15000ft) is certainly one of the thrilling experiences one can enjoy.  It’s also important to know that you will need to land fast, because the altitude makes it harder to breathe. Fortunately, oxygen will be supplied on the plane to make the experience as safe as possible.

Mount Cook National Park

A spectacular backdrop for skydiving is Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. You’ll get panoramic views of the Tasman Sea, rainforest, rivers, and lakes. Experience the sight of snow-capped mountains and glaciers of Aoraki/Mount Cook. This place is a relatively close location to Wānaka, the home of New Zealand’s epic skiing and snowboarding.

The national park is a favorite of skydivers worldwide with it’s magnificent scenery and accomodates skydivers on 9,000ft, 13,000ft and 15,000ft drop with the experience of up to 65 seconds freefall at 200km/h. The scenic flight takes 15-20 minutes to altitude and 3-5 minutes under canopy. The scenery from skydiving over the park is breathtaking, and there are many different photo packages available to capture your moments in the sky and makes the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience.

Snohomish Country Washington

Snohomish Country is located in Washington State and is one of the most beautiful skydiving locations in the world. The site features beautiful scenery of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Puget Sound, the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, the Seattle skyline, Victoria, and the San Juan Islands. During a 30 minute class you’ll get accustomed to the whole process including operation and safety features of the tandem equipment. You’ll also practice with your instructor the exit from the plane, body positioning for freefall, parachute control, and the proper landing position. There are 10,000 and 14,000 feet to choose from with Skydive Snohomish and the company has been ranked one of the best places to skydive in the world by Travel Channel and Seattle Magazine.