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Top Five Adventurous Things To Do Before You Die (Bucket List)

Updated on July 6, 2014
Sky Diving
Sky Diving | Source

# 1 Sky Diving

Sky diving is a rush that can never be matched by an amusement park ride or even by bungee jumping. Sky Diving is in a class of all its own. It is the only time in your life where you will finally feel like a bird and fly through the sky. It’s an adrenaline rush that will never be matched. If you ever dreamed of flying, the first few moments you experience free falling from the airplane, will be your most cherished moments in your entire life. The first few moments after you jump out of your plane are known as free falling but it would be better described as free flying, because it feels nothing like falling. It feels like you are soaring.

There are places all over the world that offer individuals to sky dive without knowing the first thing about sky diving. Amateurs can sky dive attached to an expert sky diver by jumping tandem with one another. Even though you are attached to another person, the experience is still unreal.

The sport of sky diving continues to improve its safety record each year, with 2013 being another vast improvement. Out of 3.2 million jumps there were only 24 deaths. So the sport is becoming much safer but there is always a risk when jumping out of a plane and plummeting down to Earth. Each individual must decide if the risk is worth the reward.

Bungee Jumping!
Bungee Jumping! | Source

# 2 Bungee Jumping

If sky diving is flying then bungee jumping is definitely falling. The two experiences are quite different. When you bungee you truly feel like you are plummeting to your death, it actually creates a scarier feeling in the body because your body perceives itself as falling and not flying. With sky diving, you can almost trick your body into thinking you are flying but with Bungee jumping there is no tricking your body. Bungee can be a little harder on your body, because one never knows how your body will be whipped back when the bungee cord retracts. However, bungee has one really cool aspect, you are able to fall, bounce upward, and fall, and bounce upward again and again.


There have been 18 bungee related deaths recorded from 1986 – 2002. So bungee is one of the safer adrenaline rushes. However, just because you have bungee jumped or sky dived, you have to give both a try because they are nothing like each other.

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting | Source

# 3 White Water Rafting

Rafting creates a completely different rush than the two sports mentioned above. Rafting involves working for the rush and the feel of water being splashed in your face. Rafters are faced with the reality that their survival is on their shoulders alone, not on a cord, or a parachute. You must stay in the raft, the number one lesson, and the biggest obstacle. Depending on what range of rapids you are running, it can be very difficult to maneuver through the rapids and rocks. Rafters that are inexperienced can raft with an experienced rafter and in reality, the pro does most of the work, but the pro still needs the amateurs’ helps when the rafting begins.

Falling down a rapid and having the water splash in your face is very invigorating and well worth the rush. Maybe if you get lucky you will be able to rush through a dark cave, maneuvering around things unseen. Water is great fear of many, and when rafting, rafters get to see just how strong the river rapids can be. Let’s just say… rafters develop a new respect for the water.

Scuba with Sharks
Scuba with Sharks | Source

# 4 Scuba with Sharks

Most places insist that divers have a scuba license prior to diving, however, there are still a few places in the world that will take you scuba diving in a small controlled group with very little to no training. If water makes you nervous, scuba may very well take you over the edge. To have your life hanging in the balance by a tank on your back and your ability to remain calm and to continue to breathe through mouthpiece, may be one of the biggest mental challenges a person can face. I really believe that scuba is all about mind over matter. You have to be mentally fit in order to Scuba safely. There are a lot of things that can go wrong when scuba diving, and you must keep your wits about you.

Now throw some man eating sharks into the mix and it’s a whole new head rush. Whether you dive with reef sharks or in a cage with great whites, the rush remains. These animals are wild, and they have very sharp teeth. You are in their territory and you are not the apex predator. Just knowing that an animal is around you and could destroy you before you even had the opportunity to fight back is a rush all in its own.

Hang Gliding
Hang Gliding | Source

# 5 Hang Gliding

Hang gliding is an air sport that involves flying an unpowered air vehicle through the air. There are places all over the world where amateurs can hang glide with an experienced hang glider. Hang gliders are usually launched from a cliff or a hill and fly on the air currents. Experienced hang gliders can fly for a few hours. Hang Glider pilots are tethered to their glider by a cable that is designed to hold 10 times the weight of an average person. The chances of falling out of your glider are very slim to none. Just like sky diving, an amateur can ride in tandem with an experienced glider.

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