Amit Doshi - “The New Zealand Diary 2.0: The Kiwi Sports Adventure ”


Amit Doshi

Amit is a MBA Post-Graduate from University of Otago (New Zealand) and Duke University (USA). He also holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He is a Globe Trotter, Sports Adventurer, Travel Blogger, Marketer, Math Geek, Volunteer for Social Causes and Social Media Enthusiast.

Post Queenstown, I was back to the University for another term and the plan was to travel to Wanaka once the term would end. In my opinion, Wanaka is the quieter version of Queenstown, but a better place to take up Sky Diving as in my vote, it offers a more beautiful landscape and weather for the sky diver. Also it holds the repute of the being arguably best sky diving in the world.


The enrollment for sky diving was easy and here I was ready for the Big One. I had a Heineken before I departed for the venue. The instructor assigned to me was Api, a cool Maori. He assured me that a fantastic experience was awaiting me. I opted for the 12,000 feet Sky Dive.

After the instruction session, we flew up on a small plane and for the first time I was a bit anxious. I was told that I was the second on the list to jump off the plane. It was a cocktail feeling, both the ingredients of fear and excitement were mixed in perfect proportions and the feeling was rushing all over my mind. Now as we stood at the edge of the plane about to jump of the plane, in 5 4 3 2 1 here we go… now give yourself a break from reading and look at the pictures.

Did you have a look. What is going in your mind? Isn’t it the wow factor!! It was unarguably. The first ten seconds are the best part to any sky diving session, when you fly through the clouds and initially can't see anything but clouds and don’t think much as the experience is just sinking in and you are enthralled with this fascinating adventure, which you have just gifted yourself.


Once the parachute is pulled off, the pace slows down and things settle, and while descending one can enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding the adventurer and the instructor educates you about the landscapes around. The landing is as vital as the jump off the plane. Once you land, now you have all time for the selfies and hashtag moments.

So what are you waiting for, enjoy the sports adventures as part of your University experience. New Zealand, you beauty! Love you. I’ll be back soon for the 15,000 feet Sky Dive this time.