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Wingsuit Base Jumping

Wingsuit jumping is basically a ride through the air with a suit that you can control and which is desined to make you slow down to a speed of 30 meters per second so that you can safely fly above the mountains. Everything in the flight is planned so there is a point where the flier reaches the moment where he has to deploy the parachute and safely land. Experienced fliers make their flight more challenging so they fly close to the ground inceasing the dose of adrenalin. Jumps are mostly done from clifs or airplanes(like a skydiving discipline), but skydivers find base jumps more interesting. More extreme jumpers also sometimes choose to start by skiing and while in the air they throw away the ski. Before getting into wingsuit jumping its highly recommended to have 500 jumps and at least 18 months of skydiving experience. The Best place for buying a wingsuit is phoenix-fly where you can get a very decent suit for around 750 dollars, however if you want more duration in your flight or some other adventeges and you have some money to spare, you can always buy a better but more expensive one. As far as sizes go you don’t have to worry since every suit is tailor made for your fittings. If you are an extreme adventurer and you want to have a mind blowing experience this attraction is exactly for you, but remember not to let the adrenalin take over your mind, play it safe. After the cut you can see some more pictures of this extreme sport along with a video displaying its awesomeness.
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Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

Why walk or take the bus to Rio’s main attractions when you can see them while flying across the city. Hang gliding is a popular flying sport for people who love the feeling of flying but are not so much fond of extreme things in life. This of course requires a beautiful place where it should be performed. Rio de Janeiro is among the best known places for it, especially for first time gliders, as the weather is perfect for it as is the view of mountains and beaches around you. If you decide to go hang gliding you will be visiting São Conrado which is an amazing place because the nature there is incredible for it is where the mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean. You will also see The Tijuca national park, the largest urban forest in the world, and many more exotic places. Also you may start from Pedra Bonita which is also an amazing starting point. The time of your flight will most likely be from 12 to 30 minutes, depending on the weather conditions. There will be a camera attached to the hang glider and the pictures that you take are a perfect souvenir because they will always remind you of the feeling of flying. There are no age restrictions, although children under 18 must be accompanied by adult relatives. For more details be sure you visit the Rio hang gliding web page. Below you can see a few pictures of this experience along with a video.

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean known for being exotic, romantic and peaceful. It is one of those islands that many refer to as Paradise on Earth. This is an island where many couples choose to go for their honeymoons because of its above noted qualities. Over the last couple of years several resorts have been built on motu (which are small islands) surrounding the lagoon. Ever since Hotel Bora Bora was built 30 years ago the over-water bungalows became a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts. The quality of those bungalows ranges from comparably cheap, basic accommodations to very luxurious and expensive places to stay, although this doesn’t change the fact that your are surely going to enjoy your stay. As far as languages go, you don’t need to worry since most of the people there know how to speak English although French and Tahitian are their main languages. There is no public transport on the island, but rental cars and bicycles are the recommended methods of transport. The popular activities in and around the lagoon of Bora Bora are snorkeling and scuba diving. Whether you are planning a romantic trip, a retirement vacation, or simply a fun trip with your friends, you will definitely come home with a smile.

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Skydiving In Dubai

Everyone is familiar with skydiving and it is almost everyone’s dream or wish to try something like this. Well, when you find yourself in a situation when you decide to go skydiving be sure to go to the best places for that, as that also has an effect in the experience. It is very well known amongst tourists that Dubai is the place to be when it comes to this, so if you have a bucket list where you have written skydiving make sure you write in Dubai along with that as it is one of the most beautiful drop zones in the world. The cost of this experience is 1,750 AED which is 476 U.S. Dollars or 357 Euros but be sure to have the money in their local currency as they do not accept foreign currencies. Also if you are a first time jumper you need to know some basic rules and requirements for skydiving like:
-You must be at least 18 years of age, please come with a valid ID.
– Bring athletic and comfortable clothes. Wear sneakers/sport shoes, no Sandals or Boots, no shoes with heals.
– You must be within these weight limits:
Ladies: Less than 200 lbs (90 kg).
Men: Less than 220 lbs (100 kg).
– Absolutely No alcohol and/or drugs in your system before making a tandem skydive.
If you are interested in more details be sure to check out the official Dubai skydiving site.
Below you can see some great photos of skydiving in Dubai along with a video.

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Great Blue Hole of Belize

If you love swimming, diving or an adventure and if you ever find yourself visiting the coast of Belize, you definitely have to make it one of your priorities to visit the Great Blue Hole, world’s deepest sea-hole, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. The Great Blue Hole is located in Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, about 60 miles away from Belize City. It is believed that this hole is the world’s largest sea-hole. It is about 125 meters deep and its diameter is about 300 meters wide. It has been created as a cause of sea level increase during several episodes of Quaternary glaciation about 65,000 years ago. It is very popular amongst tourist who often visit the place because of its almost perfect circle shape. This place is most attractive for scuba divers who are exploring the depths of this hole. It is known that there are a plenty of cave networks in this place. Divers also have a chance to see plenty rare animal species and forms of life which can be found only in this place, which presents additional uniqueness to this place. Usually, dive trips to the Great Blue Hole are full-day trips, which include one dive in the Blue Hole and two further dives in nearby reefs. Recently diving has also been offered from the island Long Caye in the Lighthouse Reef only a couple of miles away from the Great Blue Hole. They offer 2 dives in the Blue Hole: North side and South side.

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