22 Jul Skydiving is Now Here in Cagayan de Oro! For Adrenaline Junkies Who Love Jumping from 1,000 Feet and More
For those not familiar with skydiving or who have merely seen it on TV or movies, it’s not as hard as it seems. As young as 6-year olds and as old as 80 years have done skydiving jumps. If you’re an adrenaline junkie who wants to level up from all those zip lines and other bungee jumping gimmicks, skydiving is now available in Cagayan de Oro.
Skydiving was first known as parachuting, and first developed by the American and British military technicians to save aircrews from emergencies aboard flying aircraft and balloons in the 1930’s. By 1941 the large circular parachute was perfected for all aircraft crews as well as for delivering soldiers to the battlefield using what was then referred to as airborne troops.
Today, parachuting or skydiving is a free-falling action sport wherein skydivers ride in aircraft and jump anywhere between 1,000 feet to 13,000 feet, do some free fall, and then deploys the parachute never below 1,000 feet. After opening the parachute, the skydiver can control direction and speed descent using toggles at the ends of steering lines attached to the trailing edge of the parachute. This is usually used to aim for a landing site and to aid in having a relatively soft landing.
For safety reasons, the first two or three jumps must be made with experienced and trained instructors in the form of a tandem skydive. Two parachutes are always carried, the main parachute that is deployed, and the reserve or emergency parachute. Here in Cagayan de Oro, it seems that the Whitewater Rafting capital of the Philippines will be given some sort of run for its money.
For many years skydiving here in the city was only seen during special occasions especially during the city fiesta celebrations when Philippine Army and Air Force skydivers would do an exhibition and usually land at the Pelaez Sports Center or at the once-spacious Limketkai Center. SKYDIVE CDOC and Skydiving.com Cagayan de Oro now offer skydiving experiences with different packages for anyone and everyone who wants to learn or experience skydiving.
SKYDIVE CDOC operates at the former Lumbia Airport at Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro. All their available packages include the ground training plane and pilot, special rental and permits fees, parachute equipment and jump gears, jumpmasters and riggers (all USPA certified and members), and assisted deployment jump.
Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) – P14,500.
Second jump – P3,500.
Licensed and certified jumpers with their own gear – P3,000.
20 students minimum are needed to constitute a jump session.
Skydiving.com Cagayan de Oro is actually part of Skydiving.com Philippines in which you need to get in touch with them through their main website contact form or calling them through their US number. They offer tandem skydiving, a skydiving learning school, and skydiving as teambuilding event. For a small additional fee, they offer an action video recording of your jump which you can then upload on YouTube, Facebook, or any social media site you desire.
For SKYDIVE CDOC, visit MCEUBHUNZ Guns and Ammo, 6th Division, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City or contact 09173233122 or 855-0174. For Skydiving.com Cagayan de Oro, visit http://philippines.skydiving.com/skydiving-in-philippines/ph/b2/cagayan-de-oro/tandem-skydiving-cagayan-de-oro-city-1834523.html , call 1-855-445-8969, or use their contact form at http://philippines.skydiving.com/contact.php