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Skydiving Tour comes to Nicaragua

Faustino Salcedo | Mar 1, 2012

Photograph of the parachutists group Tsunami. Courtesy INTUR | Photographer:

Around 200 international parachutists will make jumps in many parts of the country, the people can participate.

Imagine if you can be at 13,000 ft (3,962 m) altitude, feeling your heart beating twice faster and the over produced adrenaline is the one that controls your brain and tells to your muscles to jump into the void with a parachute in the back. That is "skydiving" and Nicaragua will lodge for 10 days around 200 international experts in this sport prepared for making never seen moves in the country.

From March 2 to 12, Nicaragua will be captured by the skydiving group "Tsunami", whom already has gone to Belice and now they are going to give us a great show in the sky. The group "Tsunami" is a professional parachuting team that travel around the world. For the expedition to Nicaragua, the vacant for parachutists was opened with advertisement around the world from September to December 15 of 2011.

The parachutists will arrive to the country on March 2. At the afternoon they will make jumps in the US$200 without video and US$300 with a video taken by the Tsunami group. The most recognized jump styles in skydiving are: "The Flying", which consists in make jumps where all the positions and flight forms combine; "The skysurfing", which is made with a special board for reach a high speed; other common movement in the military trainings is the free-fall with a precise landing.

This event is being organized by the Nicaraguan Tourism Board (INTUR), that will provide all the special services during the 10 days to the parachutists. The other places visited by this amazing group are: Playa Barceló Montelimar landing strip, Gran Pacífica Resort's Golf fields, Pochomil beach, Granada's Jockey Club and Galerías Santo Domingo.

If you want to go as an observer you will have to follow all the safety regulations. You can enjoy this show from land, but if you want to feel a good rush of adrenaline you can enjoy it from above jumping. If you decide to have this great experience remember to follow your instructor's directions and obey the requirements.

This is the promo video.

Skydive itinerary Nicaragua 2012
Friday, March 02

  • 8:00am- 3:00pm: the parachutists arrive to Nicaragua.
  • 4:00pm: Jumps in San Carlos landing strip, Río San Juan.

Saturday, March 03

  • 10:00-10:30 am: Welcome by INTUR's Executive President, Mario Salinas.
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch with journalists.
  • 02:00 pm: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip. (national news covergae)

  • Sunday, March 04

    • 09:00 am: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip. (T/J)
    • 02:00 pm: Gran Pacífica Resort's Golf fields

    Monday, March 05

  • 8:00am- 5:30pm: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip.

  • Tuesday, March 06

    • 8:00am- 5:30pm: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip.

    Wednesday, March 07

  • 8:00am- 5:30pm: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip.

  • Thursday, March 08

    • 10:30am: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip.
    • 04:00 pm: Jumps in Desarrollo San Angel, Galerias Sto. Domingo.

    Friday, March 09

  • 8:00am: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip.
  • 03:00 pm: Jumps in Pochomil beach.

  • Saturday, March 10

    • 8:00am- 2:00 pm: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip.
    • 2:30 pm: Jumps in Pochomil beach.

    Sunday, March 11

  • 8:00am- 3:00pm: Jumps in Barceló Montelimar landing strip.
  • 4:00pm: Jumps in the field of Cocibolca Jockey Club.

  • Monday, March 12

    • 8:00am- 5:00pm: Parachutist leave the country.

    Translated by Olga Ortiz Kurashvili