Daredevils drop in on beach

rocky top choice for skydivers
rocky top choice for skydivers

The Rockingham beach landing drop zone is the closest beach skydive to the Perth CBD, offering incredible views over the Indian Ocean and surrounding metropolitan area, while hurtling towards the earth at more than 200km/h.

Operating on Sunday and Monday from sunrise to sunset, Skydive the Beach offers a 14,000-foot tandem jump, putting the beautiful region, including Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Penguin Island, Cockburn Sound and Garden Island, on display to tourists from around the world.

Tandem skydive instructor Dave Cicciarelli told the |Courier that Rockingham was chosen as the landing zone because of its proximity to Perth and its beautiful location.

Mr Cicciarelli moved to Perth from the US two years ago and has dedicated his life to the extreme sport.

With 25 years experience and more than 17,980 jumps, Mr Cicciarelli said every jump was unique and there was no better location for its scenery than the idyllic Rockingham foreshore.

‘Every jump is so different because everyone is different, whether they are nervous or excited, it’s always great to meet new people,’ he said.

‘Skydiving over Rockingham is great, the views are spectacular and landing on the beach is definitely something different.’

Visit www.skydive.com.au for more details.