Skydiving in Mauritius
Adrenaline, good view, self conquest and a lot of fun! Skydiving in Mauritius is an unique experience and one of the best things to do on the island!
Chris from Zimbabwe and Gaetan from Belgium are involved in skydiving since more then 22 years. So they do their job very professionel. Since the mid of 2009 you can make the special experience in Riviere du Rempart on the airport grounds of Skydive Austral.
I had the possibilty to test Skydive Mauritius. Minutes before I was still not sure if I dare to jump out of the airplane. All my life I was dreaming about this, but in the end I never ventured to do it. Why? Well, after the skydiving I don’t know it myself.
Coming from Grand Baie, you have to drive straight through Riviere du Rempart. On the left side you can see signs, which are hinting at the driveway of the airport grounds. You have to keep on driving on a rough street between one and two kilometers, then you are there: A hangar, a little tower and a cosy seating area, where you can enjoy the sun and have a drink.
Chris and Gaetan are approaching us. With a friendly smile they are welcoming me. First of all I have to fill in a questionnaire. Then I have to put on a sky diving suit and sturdy shoes. The glasses I have to put on before we jump out of the airplane.
After a briefing about the procedure of the skydiving, we are learning all the different moves you need to know for the jump. Afterwards we are getting in the Cessna. The airplane, well known for it´s reliability, is being navigated by a friendly pilot. With a lot of routine and safety he is bringing the airplane higher and higher, while two pairs of skydivers are sitting in the back of the plane.
The two instructors Chris and Lee are enjoying every time the beauty of the island. Looking at Mauritius from above, seeing the reef down there and the shimmering blue colours is worth the flight! In 10.000 ft, that is to say 3050 meters, it is time to say: Let´s go!
Bound together with the instructor in four points, the tandem jump can begin. 40 seconds of free fall are bringing a vast rush of adrenaline. Although I now Mauritius since a long time, it is even more beautiful from above! After the free fall, the parachute is opened 1 km before the landing. From now on you can glide slowly and peacefully towards the ground. The two steering lines are enabeling an exact landing before the nose of my friends and family, who are waiting for me.
With a very big grin and the feeling that everything is possible I am landing. And I definitly know, that this was not the last time I was skydiving. Luckily, I booked also a video recording. Now I can watch the jump again and again!
Skydiving is recommended for everyone who is healthy and between 6 and 90 years old. The price for one jump is 13.000 Rupies which is about 340 Euros.If you book via Mauritius-Guide we give you a discount of 10%!
You want to make an unique experience? Then fix the date for your jump now!