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Samui Bungy Jump guarantees thrills – enough to make you want to repeat the experience!

Samui Bungy Jump guarantees thrills – enough to make you want to repeat the experience!Sensational and highly addictive, bungy jumping has been on Samui for years now, expertly run by the folks at Samui Bungy Jump, conveniently located in the heart of Chaweng right by the lake close to the famous Reggae Pub. But you don’t need to make your own way there as there’s a complimentary round trip transfer available from most areas, and you can be picked up at your hotel or villa. You can jump any time between 10:30 am and 6:00 pm daily.


What happens once you arrive? Your heart may already be pumping a little faster, but first you get to watch a short instructional video, and meet the owner, Mike Thomas, who will answer any questions you might have.


Next, you’re hauled up in a cage to the top of a very, very high crane. To say that the view from there is awesome is an understatement – you can see out over the whole of Chaweng. The jump is situated over a large pool, but once you’re at the top of the crane, it looks surprisingly small. It’s obviously going to be a scary moment – after all, it’s a typically human fear, falling from a great height!


When you’re ready, you simply fall forwards, plunging head first down to the pool. It’s a total rush, and you’ll be amazed by the sheer exhilaration of it. And, of course, after your initial dive, the elastic in the bungy rope will pull you back up again. Many people vow to bungy jump just the one time,Samui Bungy Jump guarantees thrills – enough to make you want to repeat the experience! as a kind of bucketlist experience, others will be back for more. Some people come every time they’re on Samui, others start sampling other jumps elsewhere. Many people like the idea of gravity-defying pursuits, but actually doing it is more fun than you could possibly imagine. The height of the jump is 50 metres, and there’s the option of a water dip. You can also have the option of getting a go-pro strapped to your chest so you can keep the memory of jump – and also the proof that you actually did it. This costs just an extra 300 baht for the USB stick. However, if you have your own go-pro camera, then just bring this – totally free, of course.


It’s only natural to question the safety aspect. Says Mike, “Bungy jumping is very safe, as long as all safety aspects are rigorously checked. We’ve never had any accidents, and we’ve been open since 2001. As long as you are healthy and in good shape then it’s perfectly safe. Obviously there are some conditions that mean you definitely shouldn’t go bungy jumping. For example, if you have pre-existing problems with neck, back, knees and so on. Likewise, if you have joints that easily dislocate, or have epilepsy or are pregnant, don’t go.”


Asked who signs up for bungy jumping, Mike says, “We have all sorts of people; they come from all walks of life and from every nation. The age group varies. We regularly have 12 or 13 year olds jumping, but there are a surprising number of older people. The minimum weight has to be 40 kg and the maximum 100 kg. We have two people who check your weight when you arrive – we need to make sure you’re within limits, even though the rope we use can withstand a lot more weight.”


Mike says that he’s never met anyone who’s not enjoyed bungy jumping, once they’ve done it. Many want to repeat the thrill and this is factored in to the pricing. For the first jump, it’s 1,500 baht and then if you jump again during your holiday, then it’s 1,000 baht each time. After jumping, you’ll also get a free beer or other drink. To get an idea of what it’s like to jump, check out their website, where there are films showing people jumping. Even just watching is exciting!


Insane as it might seem to launch yourself off into the air from a great height, once you’ve done it, nothing else can really compare.


Dimitri Waring


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