Everybody meet the incredible Maree!
Maree has skydived with us numerous times (20!!) at some of our Melbourne drop zones and has now embarked on a journey around this amazing country, jumping out of planes at every single one of our locations Australia-wide!
'We like to think that we have full control over our life journey. However, sometimes we are faced with a situation that changes our life and we no longer in complete control.
We must be able to trust that if this happens and we are not in control of our lives that we can still enjoy every day by allowing ourselves to trust that someone out there has 'got your back'.
For me; I learnt to trust my gut feelings and do something way out of my comfort zone. I decided to tandem skydive and it felt empowering. My life is better and I have never looked back. Skydive has set me up for the adventure of a lifetime.
The experience was unbelievable! I felt like my worries and fears disappear, and I was unbreakable as I burst through the clouds a much stronger, happier, confident person.
During our lives many things happen that we’re not prepared for. Even if it’s out of our comfort zone we must learn to face our fears, and strive to be the happiest, strongest, person that we can be.
I have skydived with Skydive Australia at two of their Melbourne drop zones, and now I am about to embark on my amazing journey around Australia. I intend to jump out of perfectly good planes with the awesome Skydive Australia crew at all their other great locations, and finish up back in Melbourne, where my life changing journey began.
I do not have an exact time frame to complete this as Skydiving is a weather dependent activity.
My skydiving journey has a special meaning for me, and for every jump I do on this trip I pledge to make a donation to Beyond Blue. We all need to look after our mental health, as many of us have been affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. Beyond Blue offers help and support, you never have to be alone when struggling through tough times. I’d love it if my followers would get behind me and support this charity too.'
So far on her journey, Maree has checked out the epic views over Wollongong and Newcastle. On her first jump she was joined by one of our reservations crew, Kate.
'Today was a special day for me. I have been working for Skydive Australia just short of 5 years and today, I had the pleasure of being able to do a tandem skydive with, by far my most favorite customer Maree.
I didn’t take this job expecting to make great friends with my customers, but wonderful people have a habit of surprising you.'
We wish Maree nothing but the best as she ventures on this once in a lifetime adventure...
Maree & Kate - gearing up
Checking out those Wollongong views
Landing with Tandem Master, John
Hugs after jump #21
With the Skydive Sydney-Wollongong crew
All smiles after awesome freefall fun over Wollongong
Freefalling over Newcastle
A big thumbs up...
The beautiful Newcastle coastline!
Check out some of the images from Maree's journey so far...