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If you’re to believe Sir David Attenborough (and who wouldn’t), the origins of Bungee Jumping are to be found on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu, where for generations adolescent males have flung themselves off high cliffs, with only vines attached to their ankles between them and certain death, to symbolise their passage into manhood.

Whether you are looking to test your virility or just want a thrill with a difference, we can arrange for you to be catapulted off cranes, bridges, suspended platforms and even the O2 Arena in London.

FAQs

Q: I’m not scared, I’ll go, I’ll go right now, just watch me...
A: It’s a lone bungee jump, so you’ll be on your ownsome as you are taken high onto a platform or cage and then leap into the void, only to be saved at the last moment by a long elasticated cord that is attached to you.
Q: Yikes! I mean... awesome. Obviously I completely want to do that, but why would I want to do that?
A: It is an invigorating, adrenaline-pumping thrill like no other. You will feel a euphoric rush as you step off the platform into thin air.
Q: How high up are we talking?
A: Depends on the experience you go for, but anything from 150 to 300 feet.
Q: Ah, I’ve just remembered I had Athlete’s Foot as a child, so I probably shouldn’t do this?
A: Actually that shouldn’t impede you, but there are a variety of other medical conditions and ailments that might. There should be a full list in the small print on the description page, but if you have any questions or concerns just ask us or your supplier.
Q: Oh and I’m probably too old for all this?
A: You are in the prime of your life! But there may be some age (and also weight) restrictions connected to your experience. Again, all the information should be on the page.
Q: How will I know the bungee is a good bungee?
A: As with every extreme activity, there is always an element of risk (otherwise it wouldn’t be extreme) but we take every safety precaution possible before, during and after the jump. We have the finest staff, completely trained in every aspect of bungee jumping. You’ll be weighed and assessed (often twice) before your leap to make sure the perfect equipment is selected.
Q: And if I wipe all memories of this from my mind?
A: There will usually be a DVD of your leap available for purchase. So everyone can enjoy that expression of your face. Priceless.

Fun Facts

  • 1. John Kockleman recorded a 670 meter bungee jump from a hot air balloon over California in 1989. Which is an ideal way to really freak out a hot air balloon operator.
  • 2. A fictional proto-bungee jump is in the Michael Chabon novel ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay’. Or so I’m told, I only read Take a Break.
  • 3. In the film Selena, in which Jennifer Lopez plays singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, she is shown bungee jumping at a carnival. She got really J-Low.
  • 4. The highest commercial bungee jump in the world is 764ft, off the Macau Tower in China. Jumpers experience four to five seconds of freefall at up to 125mph. And by ‘freefall’ I mean complete terror.
  • 5. In 2003, Prince William performed a tandem bungee jump with friend Guy Pelly over the River Nile while on holiday in Uganda. So Guy must have felt the heir whistling passed his ears.
  • 6. For $10,000 you can bungee jump off a helicopter into the mouth of an active volcano in Pucon, Chile. I’d pay $10,000 not to do that.
  • 7. Fitness fanatics have invented bungee running, where they try to prove their strength by running with a cord attached. I’m not sure who they are trying to prove it to? Other fitness fanatics would be my guess.
  • 8. Model Nicola McLean tried to get out of bungee jumping on 'I'm a Celebrity...’ by saying it would damage her breast implants. She really didn’t put the ‘bra’ in ‘bravery’.