Outer Banks, also known as OBX, is a 200 mi/320 km long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. A small portion of it extends further in Virginia, at the beginning of the southern corner of Virginia Beach, on the eastern coast of the United States. It is a major tourist destination and known for its temperate climate.
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Skydiving in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State Brazil
Barra is famous for its numerous beaches, rivers and lakes as well as for its opulence. There are about 20 malls in the area, including Barrashopping, the largest shopping center in South America and a number of imposing towers, buildings and mansions of great luxury. Riocentro, the largest convention center in South America is also located in Barra.
Furthermore, the region is characterized by its sport facilities, something that justifies the fact that the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 will be partially held here. Barra’s beach is the longest of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches. It starts at Morro do Joa and ends at Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighborhood a distance of 18 km/11 mi.
So, what is the most exciting way to admire Barra’s magnificent view for adrenaline seekers? A skydiving experience, of course! Taking off from Jacarepagua Airport, you’ ll have the chance to jump off the plane, flying over 12000 ft / 4000 m and live a breathtaking experience, enjoying the amazing view of the area, while your adrenaline reaches the highest levels.
You need no previous experience since the dive will be accompanied by a professional skydiver. Apart from the tandem jump, there’s also the opportunity of a course for those who want not only to jump, but also learn how to do it by themselves.