Skydiving : When seconds feel like hours

So here’s a photo blog of my skydiving-at-the-hamptons adventure! Keep calm. I wasnt scared or nervous as it looks in these pics 🙂 My instructor said I should’ve been though. It was not normal how I jumped from the plane from a height of 10,000ft. without blinking. Well, maybe I have secret suicidal instincts? I kept on screaming through those seconds out of sheer excitement and the unbelievable ease by which I could fly like a bird, which has been my unrealistic dream since forever. I have always wished to be born as a bird (but preferably a bird of prey. Dont ask me why.) in some life.

Skydiving is one of those adventures which feel like forever while you are doing it. It may seem like you were soaring for hours among that clear sky, over the sparkling blue water, in the mist of those thin clouds. And once you come back to the ground and check your watch, you realise it was not more than 3-4 minutes! I guess that’s how our happiest moments are, short but feel like forever. And now, my pics for your fun, enjoyment and jokes. Go on, I wont mind 🙂 Totally worth.

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Excitement – 10. Nervousness – 0

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Woah! The view!

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Happy as a clam!

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Do I look good?

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The view – 2!

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A little nervous maybe?

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And we jump!

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Jump towards your death is what you’ll feel

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Something’s gone wrong? Why are we rotating?

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Again! What’s with the rotating?

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And we are stable! Wohoo!

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Ignore me. Checkout the view.

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Wow. I can see the horizon!

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Still alive!

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There’s the horizon!

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While I’m in another world, my instructor keeps reminding me to pose while in the air! Absolutely love him for that!

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You can actually see the Earth’s curvature!

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hahaha…I’ve gone mad! I’ve had the elixir of life! I’m free!

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Steer 1.

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Aaaa….what’s happening! Heartbeats skipped – 100

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Am I alive?

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I’m falling and about to die! For sure!

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Steer 2 – Heartbeats skipped – 10

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Ok. It should be over in an hour.

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Or not?

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Wow, I dont know what to say! Its over already?

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I cant pose right now. Give me a minute to breathe!

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This pic best expresses my feeling!

I think I did get nervous when we were navigating the parachute because you actually get into a sort of no-gravity zone for a second or two. And that’s little scary because it happens when you least expect it. Thanks to the instructors!

After landing, I frankly dint know how was I feeling. I was so high on adrenaline that I just wanted to keep on screaming. And it was so exhausting (because of the wind blowing at such high speed right in your face and body), that I couldnt move from my bed for 2 days staright. I caught a little fever, cold and everything. So frankly kept on cursing for doing this to myself.

And then, after I got normal and thought back, I could still feel the rush. And that’s why now I can say it was THE most awesome experiences I’ve had. Because of the feeling you get later thinking about it. At least in my case that’s how it is. I might not need to take another jump for a long time because my heartbeat still increases thinking about this one! Wow! What an activity!

Oh, and I loved my instructor for not giving up on me regarding the pics though. I was busy enjoying the moment(s) and practically lost in my dreamland but he kept bringing me back, tapping me on the shoulder with a little whisper ‘Dont forget to look towards the camera and smile.

Again, a huge shout-out and thanks to the 516-skydive team for this amazing experience!

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