If you’re a skydiver, you know all about adrenaline addiction and the pull of gravity – so don’t miss out on the chance of a quick jump while you’re on holiday (or a business trip) in South Africa.South Africa boasts numerous long established and reputable skydiving clubs close to Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, on the Wine Route, along the scenic Garden Route, and in some of the smaller university towns, such as Grahamstown. (Image: Cape Town Tandem Paragliding)With it’s excellent climate, largely clear skies and spectacular scenery, skydiving is a very popular sport practiced throughout the year, right across South Africa.ParaglidingIf you’re into paragliding or hang gliding, the sky’s the limit in South Africa!Parachuting history in South Africa started with the formation of the historic Pietermaritzburg Parachute Club back in 1954 – making it one of the oldest parachuting clubs in the world, from the era when skydiving as recreational and competitive sport activity began.Today South Africa boasts numerous long established and reputable skydiving clubs close to Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, on the Wine Route, along the scenic Garden Route, and in some of the smaller university towns, such as Grahamstown.If you’re a skydiver already then you know all about adrenaline and the pull of gravity – so don’t miss out on the chance to jump at the numerous drop zones scattered throughout South Africa!Tandem introductory skydiveIf you have never skydived before, a tandem introductory skydive will see you strapped to an experienced instructor for the ride of your life. It will give you a birds-eye view of some of South Africa’s fantastic scenery, will definitely get your adrenalin pumping, and will certainly give you an experience to remember forever.You might also like to consider enrolling in the internationally recognised Accelerated FreeFall Program (AFF) while in South Africa. Over the 10-jump programme you learn to skydive on your own. Once graduated, you will be signed off to jump at any registered drop zone, anywhere in the world.AffordableWith the favourable exchange rate, excellent climate and spectacular scenery, South Africa is a great place to experience skydiving. You will find it cheaper than in most other countries, and it’s an excellent view from up there!Drop zones in South Africa operate within rigidly defined and enforced safety parameters set out in the Parachute Association of South Africa’s Manual of Procedures. Safety and training standards are on a par with, or better than, international standards.As they say on the drop zones “Blue Skies & Great SkyDives”.Travel and Planning InfoWhether you are an experienced sports skydiver, a first time jumper, or wanting to do beginner through to advanced skydiving training, SkyDiversity – http://www.skydiversity.co.za – provides up to date advice and information on skydiving and skydiving events, as well as facilitates enquiries and bookings for all drop zones in South Africa.Tandem Introductory skydiving packages range from R 1 750 for a basic tandem skydive, through to R 2 850 with all of the camera options.Accelerated FreeFall (AFF) Ground School, Training and Level 1 will cost you between R 2 000 and R 2 500. From there the AFF Levels get cheaper as you progress through the course. On average the 10 level, 10 jump programme will cost you between R 1 400 and R 1 700 per jump.Sports skydiving slot rates for experienced skydivers with their own equipment range from R 300 to R 400 per jump, depending on which drop zone you are jumping at.What to wearWear athletic/comfortable casual clothing suited to the weather conditions of the day.Bring a pair of pants and a long sleeve top (not a hoodie) to maybe wear for your actual jumps.You will need nice fitting, comfortable lace-up footwear/running shoes.Big boots with hooks, high heels and loose open slops are not acceptable.If you have long hair bring a couple of decent hair ties.If you wear contact lenses or prescription glasses, let your tandem instructor know and you will be provided with goggles that will protect your eyes/contact lenses, and /or will fit over your prescription glasses.Most drop zones will give you a jump suit to wear over your clothing.What to packAll skydiving equipment will be provided by the drop zone.Just bring your sense of adventure along.Parachute Association of South Africa (Pasa)The Parachute Association of South Africa is the governing body for skydiving in South Africa – www.para.co.zaPasa Registered Drop ZonesGauteng (Johannesburg/Pretoria and surrounds)SkyDive Rustenburg – www.skydiverustenburg.co.zaSkyDive Parys – www.skydiveparys.co.zaPretoria SkyDiving Club (Wonderboom) – www.skydivepretoria.co.zaJohannesburg Skydiving Club (Carltonville) – www.jsc.co.zaCape TownSkydive Cape Town – www.skydivecapetown.za.netSkydive Robertson (start of the Wine Route) – www.skydive.co.zaMother City SkyDiving – http://www.mothercityskydiving.co.za/Garden RouteSkydive Knysna – www.skydiveknysna.comSkydive Mossel Bay – www.skydivemosselbay.comSkydive Plettenberg Bay – www.skydiveplett.comSkydive Oudtshoorn – www.skydiveoudtshoorn.co.zaEastern ProvinceEP Skydivers (Grahamstown) – www.epskydivers.co.zaKwaZulu-NatalDurban Skydive Centre (Eston) – www.skydivedurban.co.zaSkydive Ballito – www.skydivedurban.co.zaFree StateSkydive Central (Tempe – Bloemfontein) – www.skydivecentral.co.zaMpumalangaWitbank Skydiving Club – www.dropzone.co.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Eager to recover from NU loss, Lady Warriors vent ire on Lady Falcons again Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations But the telling bit boiled down to Phoenix’s defensive might. Alas’ wards outshined NorthPort in blocks, 5-3, and steals, 11-7, a bid to keep their loss count to just a single game.“It’s because of our defense that we won the game,” he added.And while Alas could heave a sigh of relief, it will only be brief with the Fuel Masters facing Alaska, the team he formerly served, on Friday at MOA Arena.The FuelMasters will stake their 6-1 record, which is the second-best in the Philippine Cup.“This was hard,” he said of the cardiac game with NorthPort. “But Friday’s harder. That’s for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES That couldn’t be truer when the FuelMasters returned to action and survived NorthPort, 98-96, Wednesday night in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Araneta Coliseum.“Our defensive character has been improving,” Alas told reporters in the post-game presser. “We’ve always believed that it’s our offense that pulls us through. But this is the fourth time we won through our stops.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMatthew Wright and Justin Chua came through for Phoenix, tallying 22 and 19 points, respectively.The Batang Pier, meanwhile, drew commendable scoring performances from Moala Tautuaa and Sean Anthony, who combined for 42 markers. View comments PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ NorthPort, on the other hand, dropped to 2-3. It faces Meralco next.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte For the longest time, Phoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas has pointed to his team’s defense as biggest factor to their string of victories.ADVERTISEMENT read more
MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dzaovic was in uniform but decided to sit this one game in the last minute after her ITC (International Transfer Certificate) wasn’t processed in time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steffen, Duke brace for tight showdown PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Pacifictown Army bucked a third set meltdown in turning back Bali Pure, 25-20, 25-16, 24-26, 25-23, Sunday to set in motion its title campaign in Season 3 of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Flying V Centre in San Juan City.Imports Janelle Jordan and Olelna Lymareva-Flink alternated in delivering the blows and finished with 15 points each as the Lady Troopers did well in their return to the league after once reigning supreme in the Shakey’s V-League, which was the predecessor to the PVL, more than a decade back.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue In the second game, Creamline got its title defense going off on the wrong foot—quite literally—after taking a 25-22, 26-24, 25-22 defeat at the hands of Petro Gazz.Creamline superstar Alyssa Valdez suffered a severe ankle sprain in the second set and never returned.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFormer two-time league MVP Jovelyn Gonzaga showed she is way past the knee injury that shelved her for two years and chipped in eight hits.It helped Pacifictown that Bali Pure played minus Danjiela Dzaovic, one of its two imports who is still in the process of clearing her papers. View comments read more
His stint in the IPL has made Adam Zampa realise that the best way to counter Indian batsmen is by bowling a wicket-to-wicket line.Zampa, who has grabbed 44 wickets in 35 ODI appearances so far feels that his strength is attacking the stumps rather than bowl big loopy leg breaks outside the off-stump, which players like Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav relish hitting.”From my IPL experience and seeing these guys play, it’s not about the variety of wrong ‘uns but it’s about the best way to bowl to these batsmen. Particularly in ODI cricket, most leg-spinners these days are attacking the stumps and that’s my strength,” Zampa said on the eve of the match.”I feel like when I get away from the stumps, guys like Virat and the other night [Kedar] Jadhav, I got little bit frustrated and went wide off the stumps, that is when the damage happen. It’s about staying away from their strengths,” said Zampa, who dismissed Kohli in the first T20 International in Visakhaptanam as well as the first ODI in Hyderabad.Zampa is happy that he has been to get better of world’s best batsman on a few occasions recently.”It’s nice to get players like that [Virat] out. I thought the best one was the T20 here [in Visakhapatnam] and another match in Brisbane. I thought they were big wickets given the situation of the match and we ended up winning the game [Visakhapatnam].But then Zampa also knows that getting Kohli alone won’t be enough.advertisement”Getting Virat is one thing, he was in at the time and it was big wicket, but then you also have to think about getting [Mahendra Singh] Dhoni out and Rohit [Sharma] out. Virat is big wicket, but there are six or seven big wickets in the Indian team,” Zampa told reporters here on the eve of the team’s second ODI here against hosts India.Kohli is always a prized catch but Adam Zampa does not intend to be too harsh on himself if the Indian captain or some of the other star batsman in the opposition ranks happen to dominate him.”I don’t want to think too far ahead and not be too harsh on myself. Virat [Kohli] and Rohit [Sharma] are amazing players and somehow I just need to be in the game for as long as possible. That’s all I can really do,” said Zampa.Also Read | Ashwin, Jadeja have always done well for India, Chahal and I haven’t ousted anyone: KuldeepAlso Read | Team India gears up for 2nd ODI vs Australia with gruelling practice session in Nagpur read more
zoom With daily advances in technology, it is unsurprising that the complete sensory experience that is ‘virtual reality’ has such an impact on our lives. No longer just a tool used to draw in the online gamer or consumer, this exciting piece of technology has started to influence, and enhance, the possibilities in ship design and construction. Imagine a one-stop shop for maritime engineering, where you can find all disciplines on Technical University and higher vocational education level, and be able to truly interact: Utopia for most ship owners.“The challenge is to break the stereotype of the shipbuilding industry being a traditional craft,” explains Cor Lettenga, Managing Director of DEKC Maritime B.V.“By utilising the easily accessible platforms accepted for modern day gaming consoles, our company has found a way to make our extensive knowledge more readily available to the shipbuilding and shipping market. Converting complete 3D ship models into a gaming platform means the client can literally ‘walk through’ their future vessel to experience the functionality of the design. They don’t require high-end computers, dedicated design software or viewers – simply any gaming console in combination with a virtual reality headset.”Evolutions in name and knowledgeInitiated in 1972 as an integrated detail-engineering department of a renowned Groningen manufacturer of steel building kits, the semi-independent engineering company launched as an independent divestiture in October 1990. After several name changes, they became DEKC (Design Engineering Knowledge Center) Maritime in July 2017.“The latest name change is due to change in ownership. With this turnaround, we were given the chance to supplement our scope – to allow for a one-stop shopping experience for maritime design knowledge, unique in the Netherlands. Offering the complete package of design, engineering and operational support services, our company is based on four pillars: Naval Architecture, Structural Design, Detail Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. We do not envisage growth, but rather promote stability, quality, and strong client relationships,” Lettenga added.Addressing the needs of the industry“Offering clients this convenient one-stop shop concept allows them to choose from a wide range of maritime engineering services, which even includes operational support for ships or offshore vessels/units already in service,” Cor Lettenga explains.“It’s what shipping companies, operators and ship owners are looking for. The benefit for the client is having a reliable partner, providing convenient and efficient services, saving them a lot of time and effort compared to visiting a separate institution for each area of need. It also gives them a sense of flexibility, having an ‘expert external co-maker’ available on call, whilst not having to invest in the expansion of their own resources.”All involved types of work and technical disciplines, including programme management, planning, and work preparation, are fully integrated and coordinated by DEKC. Clients benefit by having one point of contact and the process with all associated communication, is taken out of their hands. There are also savings to be made by investing in a total package from one supplier. In short: complete care.Experience the design functionalityLettenga summarises: “Virtual reality is developing fast, and in five to ten years it will be an integral part of people’s lives. We are already seeing these developments within the consumer markets for kitchens and cars. In modern day shopping, people want to walk around a real size, 3D kitchen set-up, and interact with objects. Likewise, when buying a car, it is very common that we use a car configurator.“These same technologies should become available in day-to-day shipbuilding practice, and we combine these modern technologies with the skills and craftsmanship of 45 years of experience. This expansion to a more customer-oriented way of working was made in the name of co-creation. Virtual reality engineering embraces 3D modelling tools and visualisation techniques as part of the design process. “Enabling people to view their project in 3D, and gain a greater understanding of how it works, gives ample opportunity to spot any flaws, or potential risks, prior to execution. With regular review at various stages to check for faults, structural weaknesses, and other design issues, virtual reality can assist throughout the entire design lifecycle – from initial concept, through to build, implementation and operation.”This article was previously published in Maritime Holland edition #4– 2017.,This article was previously published in Maritime Holland edition #4– 2017. read more