What to buy now Skydive into the tropics at Niyama Private Islands By TTG Asia / Posted on 17 May, 2021 14:45 Skydiving has been introduced in the Maldives and can now be experienced by guests at Niyama Private Islands in the country’s southern Dhaalu Atoll. Launched this month, the new tandem skydiving experience takes place from Dhaalu Airport just a short speedboat ride from the resort. Niyama Private Islands in the Maldives now offers tandem skydiving experience Tandem skydiving is the best way for first-timers to experience this thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled sport in the safest of environments, with the opportunity to descend over the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean. Guests play an active part in the jump, descending by freefall and parachute, with the seasoned instructor connected from the leap to the landing. The experience begins with a seven-minute speedboat ride to Dhaalu Airport on a neighbouring island, followed by a short briefing before boarding the plane for a 20-minute ascent to 12,000 feet. The jump involves a one-minute freefall at the extreme speed of 200km/hour before the parachute opens for a five-minute ‘flight’ down to the white sand beaches, where guests can enjoy spectacular birds-eye views of the resort and the wider atoll. The tandem sky-dive costs from US$639 per person (based on two people skydiving) including the roundtrip transfers to Dhaalu Airport. The dive can be captured by a hand camera for a small additional charge. For those wishing to document their full dare-devil experience, an outside camera can also be arranged with a separate skydiver.