Among the host of skydiving training opportunities we offer at Skydive Orange, we occasionally conduct live water training. This augments all the theory that is taught in an AFF First Jump Course as to how to prepare and land in water. This is actually a requirement to earn a B License in skydiving, the second of a four tiered licensing system overseen by the United States parachute Association. This training is open for students and licensed jumpers.
During this training a thorough briefing is given by one of our instructors. Following that, each student one at a time steps into deep water wearing an actual skydiving harness and then having the parachute thrown over them. The goal then is to get out of the harness and swim to safety. As always, two qualified individuals are in the water at all times to monitor each person, and assist if necessary.
Scheduled dates and a one page detailed information sheet are always posted in the event calendar under “experienced” at skydiveorange.com well in advance for those who are interested. All participants must register with the point of contact to attend.
This is interactive training at its best. Besides being an educational event, it is always a fun experience for our staff and the students. The next scheduled water training is January 31, 2015.
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