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The Perfect Skydiving Road Trip From Cape Town

The Perfect Skydiving Road Trip From Cape Town

South Africa’s Garden Route is one of the most scenic and beautiful places on earth, and to take a day trip from Cape Town down the coast is unmissable. Heading East out of the city, the journey passes through the lush and varied landscape of the Western Cape, and...

What Is Tandem Skydiving and How Much Training Do I Need?

What Is Tandem Skydiving and How Much Training Do I Need?

Skydiving is one of the most amazing things we can do for fun. Jumping from an aeroplane and falling towards the earth at terminal velocity is difficult to describe, and no matter which words you use it is impossible to capture exactly how it feels. Skydivers...

How To Mentally Prepare For Your Skydive

How To Mentally Prepare For Your Skydive

After years of saying, “One day I’m going to go skydiving”, you’ve finally taken the biggest and most challenging step: You’ve made the booking. The “one day” now has a definitive date and it’s likely you’ll experience a spike in your heart rate along with feelings of...

The Best Skydiving Plane For Tandems, Groups and Altitude

The Best Skydiving Plane For Tandems, Groups and Altitude

What kind of planes are used for skydiving? The answer is many and varied, but here at Skydive Mossel Bay, we have one of the very best – The Beechcraft King Air! We have invested significantly in our aircraft as we understand that, while the bit when you are outside...

Is There a Weight Limit For Skydiving?

Is There a Weight Limit For Skydiving?

It’s time that we talk about something that makes a lot of people uncomfortable but is the center of a lot of questions about skydiving: bodyweight. At Skydive Mossel Bay, we have strict limitations on the weight allowed for a tandem skydive. This might seem harsh,...

The Best Garden Route Adventures: Mossel Bay

The Best Garden Route Adventures: Mossel Bay

Whether a resident of South Africa or visiting from abroad, it’s easy to overlook one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa known as the Garden Route. For the unfamiliar, the Garden Route is a 300 kilometre (190 miles) stretch of stunning coastline extending...

Catching Up with Devan Brussow

Catching Up with Devan Brussow

Devan Brussow: Packer, Rigger, Jump Master, Cameraman, pro-rating for demo jumps, 570+ jumps in total, PASA C license   What made you decide to come work at SMB and how long have you been at SMB? I've been working here for 2 years. It was where I first learned...

Catching Up with Henco Van Wyk

Catching Up with Henco Van Wyk

Henco Van Wyk Stats: 892 jumps, PASA D license, cameraman, newly qualified tandem instructor, had his 25th birthday this week.   What’s it like having a drop zone owner that’s also your Dad? It’s not always so good because he bosses me around the whole time. But...

Catching Up With Corne Moolman

Catching Up With Corne Moolman

Corne Moolman Tandem Instructor, Jump Master, Pro-rating, Rigger, Cameraman, PASA D license, 3150 skydives.   What did your wife and family say when you told them you would become a full-time professional skydiver? My wife, Wilma, was relieved to hear that I was...