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'SkyDivas' Will Attempt to Set a Skydiving Record in PV

November 30, 2018

A group of 30 women will attempt to set a new record for the 'Most Mexican Women to Jump in a Skydiving Formation,' during an exciting 4-day event in Puerto Vallarta organized by Mextreme Skydiving, Dec 5-8.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta's renowned views are some of the world's most photographed, but a group of 30 women will take on this photo-friendly destination from high above the clouds as they attempt to set a record for "most Mexican women to jump in a skydiving formation" while participating in the Mextreme Skydiving parachute event to be held December 5-8. (The current record was set by 19 women skydivers back in 2014.)

José Ignacio Álvarez Blanco, of event organizer Mextreme Skydiving, notes Puerto Vallarta has all the necessary conditions and favorable logistics for skydives, including proximity of the jump preparation site to the airport, availability of small parachuting company airplanes and, of course, abundant natural beauty. Fans can witness and photograph jumps and landings from the beach at the mouth of the Pitillal River.

The activities will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 5, with the revision of equipment and recognition jumps for those who require it. That afternoon, at 5:30 pm, an event at the La Isla Shopping Village will feature a promotional video presentation and the introduction of skydive participants. Attendees will be receiving gift bags and have the opportunity to ask the skydivers for autographs.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, starting at 8:30 am, there will be five warm-up jumps for group preparation, immediately followed by attempts to break the record throughout the day until 5:00 pm, according to schedules posted at the local airport.

Friday, Dec. 7 will feature five more jumps. In case a new record for women in formation has already been established, the jumps will be made in an attempt to break other records with greater degree of difficulty, such as a sequential jump, which involves carrying out two formations in the air. At 9:00 am, there will be a jump exhibition at the airport to celebrate International Aviation Day. And in the afternoon, at 5:00 pm, there will be a celebration for the near-certain setting of the new record.

On Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 10:00 am, there will be exhibition jumps that include one in the formation of the number "100" in the air, commemorating Puerto Vallarta's centennial as a municipality. In the afternoon, a closing party will bid the participants farewell.

Mextreme reports that judges from the Mexican Skydiving Federation, responsible for certifying that all requirements for the record to be valid are met, will be on-hand for the record-setting attempts. The Tourism Board congratulates organizers for what promises to be a spectacular event; Puerto Vallarta will undoubtedly be Mexico's Skydiving Capital during these 4 days.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.