Kenya Skydive Boogie

Kenya Skydive Boogie

November
Every November, the skies over Diani in Kenya bloom with colorful parachutes during the three-week-long Skydive Boogie, a major event that typically attracts dozens of divers from at least 15 countries. They include members of skydiving clubs and specialist skydive formation teams, as well as novices who may choose a tandem jump for their first sky-diving experience. Participants appreciate the excellent weather, wind, and logistical conditions at Diani: because it is located at sea level, divers can experience a full one-minute accelerated free fall from 14,000 feet, compared with the average free-fall duration of 30 seconds. Divers land directly on the beach outside their hotel, and after a short rest, can climb back aboard a plane at Ukunda airstrip, 10 minutes away. With such convenient logistics, some participants have been able to fit up to 19 dives in a single day. The Boogie was launched in 1989 by Harro Trempeneau of Kenya Skydivers, the group that still organizes it.
CONTACTS:
Kenya Tourist Office
2249 R St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-387-6101
www.magicalkenya.com
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