My birthday falls in early march, and I told myself that I had to go skydiving to celebrate. It took six weeks to gather up a crew that was willing to jump out of a perfectly good plane for some cheap thrills, and of course the day we decided to go was Friday the 13th.

“It does not matter where you jump out of a plane, its the rush you will always remember.” -Phil Onis, Chief Instructor at Sydney Skydivers

DO: Go to the pub before skydiving for the first time. It definitely helps take the edge off. Also, definitely go with friends!!!

DON’T: If you have never been skydiving do not wait to go.

TIPS: Book ahead and show up early because the dive site is very busy.