The sport of skydiving has continued to improve its safety record every year. Skydiving accidents are most often caused not by random equipment failure but mainly by human errors in judgement and mistakes in procedure.
While skydiving poses a very real risk of injury and even fatalities, those who undergo good training, keeping their knowledge of the sport up-to-date and who know their own limits are unlikely to suffer any injuries or be involved in any accidents while skydiving. You can also learn skydiving in Thailand.
There will always be an element of risk and danger but this is something to be weighed against the enjoyment that many people get from the sport. Most skydiving centres will require participants to sign a risk agreement that is legally binding to show that the jumper is prepared to willingly take on an element of risk. If you are completely risk-averse, this is not the sport for you.
What types of jumps are there?
Rather than go it alone, a first time participant may like to begin with a tandem jump, where the experienced instructor controls the jump, meaning the jumper needs to undergo a minimal amount of training. The beginner will be fitted with a harness which is attached to the instructor's parachute system.
The ride itself lasts about 3 minutes, and the jumper will be guided to the ground using radio contact or by someone on the ground. Static Line Training requires significant training and has a higher rate of injury than a tandem jump. It is ideal for those who want to become skydivers as it requires self-confidence and self-discipline. It is not the right method for those who want to perform only a single, one-off jump.