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Ireland's first indoor skydiving centre takes flight in Belfast

Vertigo Indoor Skydiving has officially opened its doors in the former T13 building in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

The £1.5 million facility is the first and only indoor skydiving simulator in Ireland.

It is the newest venture from Belfast-based adventure centre, We Are Vertigo.

Developed using world leading Aerodium technology, the indoor skydiving centre allows adrenalin junkies to experience freefall conditions with speeds of up to 200km per hour.

The skydiving technology has been used by the movie industry to film stunts for award-winning blockbusters, including the final fight scene in Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac, and has become an increasingly popular sport in recent years, with more and more individuals and teams taking part in bodyflight competitions around the world, including the Indoor Skydiving World Championships.

The adventure activity has also sparked the interest of first-time flyers and novices, with an increasing number of indoor skydiving facilities opening in the UK attracting adrenaline junkies to simple fun seekers.

Commenting on the opening, We Are Vertigo managing director, Gareth Murphy, said: “Indoor skydiving is already popular world-wide, and we are proud to be the first company to bring this to the island of Ireland. 

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"We’ve invested heavily in the location, technology, equipment and the training of the centre’s instructors to make this a world-class facility based right in the heart of Belfast."

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