Skydiving is considered the most common item on anyone’s bucket list and, when you realise the number of breath-taking drop zones across the globe, your bucket list will expand exponentially. Although it’s not for everyone, you’ll definitely be addicted after your first jump. It’s for this reason that we compiled a list of the best skydiving destinations in the world that certainly need to be seen at least once in your lifetime.

Waialua, Hawaii

Regarded as one of the most beautiful drop zones in the world, you can enjoy the magnificent view from either 20,000, 14,000, or 12,000 feet above the North Shore of Hawaii. The safest way to experience the thrill and excitement behind skydiving for the first time is to do a tandem jump with Skydive Hawaii. After a couple of instructions that only take a few minutes, you’ll be sailing through the air at 120 mph while taking in the breath-taking views.

Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates

If you are interested in skydiving in Dubai, please ensure that you book with Skydive Dubai at least two months prior to your jump. This is due to the fact that the Palm Drop Zone is one of the most popular skydiving destinations in the world. If you are not ready to take the adrenaline-infused leap, you are more than welcome to experience the aerial view and thrill of the Burj Al Arab and Palm area in a gyrocopter provided by Skydive Dubai.

Mount Everest, Nepal

If you are keen to experience the ultimate skydive, we highly recommend that you visit Nepal where you’ll be able to jump from 23,000 feet out of a helicopter while Mount Everest is beautifully presented in the background during your fall. You’ll be able to free fall to the Syangboche Airport, situated 12,000 feet above sea level or the Ama Dablam Base camp that is approximately 16,000 feet above sea level. A tandem jump will set you back $20,000, while a solo jump will cost you a mere $18,000.

Key West, United States

While floating gently down to earth while looking over Key West, you will be able to enjoy hypnotic views of Florida Keys, Florida Reefs, and the Gulf of Mexico. You will also be able to see tropical birds while floating down as well as dolphins in the ocean. The Skydive Key West instructors are all about calming your nerves before the jump and safety. So much so that you’ll want to jump solo the next time you visit Florida.

Swiss Alps, Switzerland

The stunning view of Lauterbrunnen includes lush green fields, glacial lakes, and waterfalls that are surrounded by Swiss Alps mountains that are constantly covered in snow. Not only does it provide the most scenic skydiving experience in the world, but its also one of a handful of places where you’ll be able to reach altitude in a modern helicopter. When you go on a clear day, you’ll even be able to see the world-famous Matterhorn.