Monday, February 12, 2007

Maldives to host first commercial skydiving event

Island Aviation, in association with Germany’s Skydive-Nuggets, is set to host the Maldives’ first commercial skydiving boogie event. The event will run from the 13th to 21st of February. 19 tourists are set to take part in the skydive event and Island Aviation will be providing the Dornier planes to get the skydivers to the perfect altitudes for a stunning jump over the islands.
According to a press release issued by Island Aviation last Thursday, the Skydive-Nuggets team will be diving in Addu atoll Gan and the first jump is scheduled to begin this Tuesday at 9:00am. The team plans to hold on average around six or seven dives every day and the skydivers will be jumping from an altitude of 13,000 feet. The event is sponsored by Dhiraagu.
Although this is the first commercial skydive to be hosted in the Maldives, the first skydiving event in Maldives was held in 27 September 2002 by Skydive Adventures from Singapore. During that event a group of 8 skydivers jumped from an Air Taxi plane from an altitude of 8,000 feet and gave an 8 minute show to spectators on the western side of Male. There are no skydiving laws or regulations currently in place in Maldives.

News from: Haveeru

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