1. Overcoming Anxiety Before Skydiving

    You’ve always wanted to skydive. One of your friends went on their recent vacation, and you get jealous every time you see the footage of their oceanside landing. You listen to “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw and that chorus about skydiving and Rocky Mountain climbing gets you every time. You hear all the statistics about how skydiving is safer than a drive …Read More

  2. What is a Skydive Boogie?

    If you thought “boogie” was just a dance move, think again. In the world of skydiving, “boogie” is actually a better way to say “party.” In this blog post, Skydive The Gulf will explain the history of boogies, what types of people attend them, and give you information about our own upcoming boogie — the 1st Annual First Responder Boogie at Skydive The Gulf in…Read More

  3. What You Need To Know For Your First Tandem Jump

    Mind Preparation! Getting your mind right is a huge advantage when about jumping out of an airplane for the first time. Even though it is a tandem skydive, nerves will be racing! Do your research on Youtube and you will be a lot better off! Calm before the Excitement! The anticipation is what gets to you! Driving to the skydiving center, filling out paperwork, gearing up, …Read More

  4. Skydiving Lingo to Learn Before A Tandem Jump

    “Blue skies man! I got some great footie during that hop and pop I just took and everything was smooth under canopy!” This is just one example of the lingo you might hear as you enter the world of skydiving and sign up for your first tandem jump. Like any sports or activity culture, skydiving has its own jargon attached. If you are curious about skydiving culture or wa…Read More

  5. How is Skydiving Safe?

    Skydiving has been classified as an activity for daredevils, adrenaline junkies, or downright fearless people practically since its inception in World War II. As with any activity, though, skydiving has evolved and the technology improves each year. As a result, skydiving in Alabama has become safer than driving your car down the road. While your grandma might still call i…Read More

  6. Skydiving: Beyond the Adrenaline

    The Leap From 10,500 Feet: Skydive The Gulf Provides More Than Just A Rush "Jumping out of a perfectly good plane used to sound like a pretty crazy idea. In fact, if you travel back in time to over 3 decades ago, even the avid skydivers of today would agree, says Jake Strain, tandem instructor at Skydive The Gulf. Skydiving has made leaps and bounds since its advent as a w…Read More

  7. What to Know Before You Jump

    So, this is your first time skydiving? Congratulations! You’re in for a real treat. Even though it can be scary and intimidating to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, it’s also thrilling, exciting, memorable, and so much more than we can explain in words! One of our jobs at Skydive the Gulf is to make sure that everyone who walks through our doors has an experience…Read More

  8. Welcome To Our Skydiving Blog!

    Boarding a  plane, ascending high into the sky, waiting for the doors to open? It is slightly different from your normal commercial flight experience with American or Delta Airlines! Intentionally jumping out with a tandem instructor strapped on your back isn’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea. However, for anyone who has the courage and motivation to take the highest st…Read More