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Ever wanted to jump out of an airplane? Then Skydive UL is the club for you! We are the first ever Third level Skydiving Club in the Republic of Ireland and have gone from strength to strength since it was formed in 2007, even winning the UL Students Union Best New and Improved Club for 2008! 
We train students of UL to do their first skydive, most of whom have no experience in skydiving before! We can accommodate everyone, someone who wants a once off skydive or someone with the aim of becoming a licensed skydiver! 
The initial training session takes only six hours, and then we can take you to the skies. Every week, we conduct Solo Skydive Courses at the Irish Parachute Club which is an hour and a half from UL. The Course teaches you everything you need to know about how to do your skydive safely. So even if you have never jumped out of a plane before, you can do our Solo Skydive as your first jump. Your first Skydive is something to remember. We capture that moment by having it recorded on digital video and photographed on high resolution digital images so you can show everyone the adventure that you have experienced with Skydive UL.
As part of your training you will learn about the parachute system, how to exit the plane, how to fly the parachute and navigate to the ground safely. We prepare you for everything you need to know for your first skydive.
After a minimum of just 25 jumps you can complete student status and become a qualified Skydiver, known as your \\\\\\\'A\\\\\\\' Licence Certificate of Proficiency. This qualification is recognised worldwide and so you are then licensed to skydive anywhere in the world.
We also teach members how to pack their own parachute at Parachute Packing Classes which are held weekly on campus. It is a requirement for members to be able to pack their own parachute in order to get their “A” Licence plus it also makes your skydiving experience even cheaper.  
We train on campus and at the Skydiving Centre where our skydiving also takes place which is an hour and a half drive from UL. We jump every Weekend and throughout the Summer! Not only do we skydive regularly in Ireland but we also travel abroad around Europe for skydiving camps to sharpen our skills and bring up beginner skydivers to new levels in the sport! 
Every year, we travel to the south of France for 1-2 weeks with both beginner and intermediate skydivers for a training camp. This has proved to be a huge success every year with all the beginners progressing greatly to getting their “A” Licence while on the trip.
Other trips include the Christmas trip to Empuriabrava in Spain which is the biggest Dropzone in Europe and also the annual trip to the Body flight Windtunnel in England. Indoor skydiving is an excellent learning tool for Skydivers to learn and perfect new skills that they can then use in the sky. 
Members of Skydive UL are very lucky to be able to train with the very best in the sport which include o instructors at the IPC who have years experience in the sport and also the instructors we hire on our trips abroad, some of which are world champion Skydivers!
Not only do we jump at the Irish Parachute Club but some members of Skydive UL have jumped into the UL playing Fields near the UL Arena for RAG week. We hope to set this up again to bring our amazing sport to the attention of everyone in the college. You could be part of this!!  
So if you want to make your experience at the University of Limerick even more exciting and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush, then Skydive UL is the club for you!

Blue Skies!!!

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