Video: Ireland's first ever indoor skydiving centre opens in Belfast
IRELAND's first indoor skydiving centre has officially opened in Belfast, creating 20 new jobs.
The £1.5 million state-of-the-art facility, the first and only indoor skydiving simulator on the island of Ireland, is the newest venture from Belfast-based adventure centre, We Are Vertigo, who already operate one of Europe’s largest indoor trampoline parks, an award-winning adventure centre and an indoor ski facility in the city.
The 20 new jobs brings the total number of staff employed by We Are Vertigo to 200 and the firm's total spend in the north's leisure industry industry to £5 million.
Developed using world leading Aerodium technology, the new centre, housed within the former T13 building in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, allows adrenalin junkies to experience freefall conditions with speeds of up to 200km per hour and the technology has been used by by the movie industry to film stunts in award-winning blockbusters, including the final fight scene in Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac.
We Are Vertigo managing director, Gareth Murphy said they are proud to be the first company to bring indoor skydiving to the island of Ireland.
"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," he said.
“The Vertigo Indoor Skydiving centre is an exciting new addition to our We Are Vertigo portfolio, and I’ve no doubt it will be gladly received in the leisure and tourism industry across Ireland.”
An indoor skydiving session will start from £45. For further information on bookings and terms and conditions for use visit, www.wearevertigo.com/skydiving orwww.facebook.com/VertigoBelfast