Have you ever seen the Philippines from above? Did you ever think of jumping off a plane? If you are one of many the adventure seekers who include skydiving in the Philippines in their bucket list, you are in luck, as this extreme sport can be done in this country!
Here, we list the major drop zones in the country where you can see the beauty of the Philippines better from above.
Bantayan Island, Cebu
Cebu still remains to be the mecca of skydiving in the country, and if you choose to do your diving here, Skydive Greater Cebu will give you the chance to race through the sky and experience the astounding sensation of free falling.
They only started in 2014 and only offers tandem jump, so it does not matter if you don’t know anything about skydiving. They use the latest available equipment on the market and their safety procedures follow and go beyond USPA (United States Parachute Association) guidelines.
Not even a 2-hour drive from Manila proper, the city of Tanauan in Batangas is a very accessible site for brave hearts who want to try this sport.
Their skydiving base has a 1200 airstrip with various aircraft specifically made for jumping. The standard equipment is up-to-the-minute square parachutes, which all contain Cypress automatic activation devices tailored for maximum safety of the jumpers.
The drop zone, between Taal Volcano and Mt. Makiling showcases some of the most remarkable backdrops in the South Luzon.
Clark Base, Pampanga
Static Line Jumping in Clark in Pampanga is another skydiving spot that is very accessible from those who are coming from Manila. It is best done from the months of November to the early part of June, for good weather and nice winds.
*Pampanga is temporarily closed, although you can still experience this sport in their annual Hot Air Balloon Festival every February.
The Philippines is swarming with places that are attractive enough from the ground but take on a completely new form of beauty when seen in the air. Do you know other places that we can put under our skydiving list? Please let us know in the comments section.