Is it worth getting a skydiving license? Yes. Absolutely.100%! Of course, we’re more than a little biased but ask most experienced skydivers and they’ll tell you the rewards exceed expectations. For many, skydiving seems like a once in a lifetime, bucket list activity, until they experienced the joy from that first tandem skydive. The happiness felt during a jump is so immense that many people opt to do a second skydive or jump right into a skydiver training program like Accelerated Free Fall (AFF). In this article, we’ll cover the costs associated with getting into the sport followed by the many benefits the sport offers.
Is becoming a skydiver worth it? The benefits are great, but it’s likely the very cost of learning to skydive may stop you before you can even determine whether getting a skydiving license is worth it. Learning to skydive is not an inexpensive endeavor when considering the training required, renting, and then owning the gear. The good news is once you get past the initial cost of the training, the high expense of skydiving goes down exponentially.
Though it’s expensive to become a skydiver, you don’t have to be wealthy to participate (unless you want to progress very quickly). Many people subsidize the costs associated with skydiving by getting a side hustle or learning to pack parachutes and then getting paid to pack. It’s very common and is how many of today’s world champion skydivers paid for their training.