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Many people on this forum said that first time skydiving in water is dangerous, but look at the below video. They are using static line non-steerable T-11 from a helicopter over a lake while wearing inflatables. As soon as they land they are greeted by a boat.

The statistics show many people get leg injuries from first time jumps or slam into wall and trees. It seems that the way they are jumping in the below video those injuries will not happen.

It also seems like a good method for tourists that only want to jump once.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzbr-Cqgdfc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzbr-Cqgdfc

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piisfish

Plus you get paid physical training and several days technical training before your first jump. Provided you make it through selection.



My first water jump was for the Sternwheel Regatta in Charleston Wv. I got paid $25, got my rig cleaned and repacked at no charge, a free t-shirt and best of all, had the local emergency crews waiting for me as I went into the water.
Then to top it all off they let me swim from the motor boat to the dock. Swimming in that area is usually strictly forbidden with huge 'No Swimming' signs all over the place. Small things, but I had a great time.
It was a good afternoon.

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This danger is not landing in the water, it's getting tangled up in your gear and drowning. That is why we require live water training and a significant level of experience before jumping near a water hazard.


In the below video the jumpers are landing with huge inflatables that look like the ones that will upright people.
How often do people drown using the method in the video?

How often do people get tangled in gear?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzbr-Cqgdfc

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This danger is not landing in the water, it's getting tangled up in your gear and drowning. That is why we require live water training and a significant level of experience before jumping near a water hazard.


In the below video the jumpers are landing with huge inflatables that look like the ones that will upright people.
How often do people drown using the method in the video?

How often do people get tangled in gear?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzbr-Cqgdfc

Are you seriously suggesting we should dump first time students in the water, or just pursuing a topic of discussion for academic reasons?

He's not seriously suggesting anything. Its just he knows nothing about skydiving. Time wasting.
My computer beat me at chess, It was no match for me at kickboxing....

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It also seems like a good method for tourists that only want to jump once.



Works for royalty too. The Dutch royal family recommends landing in water :D.
Pieter van Vollenhoven opted for a water landing because of "weak ankles". Footage from ancient times: Polygoon newsreel
First part of the item is about PA, with legendary Jaap Havekotte: 7 times national champion.

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Many people on this forum said that first time skydiving in water is dangerous, but look at the below video. They are using static line non-steerable T-11 from a helicopter over a lake while wearing inflatables. As soon as they land they are greeted by a boat.

The statistics show many people get leg injuries from first time jumps or slam into wall and trees. It seems that the way they are jumping in the below video those injuries will not happen.

It also seems like a good method for tourists that only want to jump once.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzbr-Cqgdfc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzbr-Cqgdfc




Ok, but serious question. What about when the water went up your nose? Do you think that that and the momentary disorientation you felt would affect some people enough for them to not want to come back?

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My advice to you: don't jump.

This sport can get you killed, or worse: injured for life. If you are unwilling to accept that, and unwilling to accept the knowledge and expertise already gained by the skydiving community in the past 50 or so years with regards to making the sport safer, this sport is not for you.

Take up chess, since even bowling can get you injured. The only useful thing you can do on these forums is provide us with comic relief, but even that act is wearing thin.

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