Centuries ago the Vanuatuan natives on the Island of Pentecost paved the way
for modern day jumping by diving with vines bound at the ankles from towering
Bamboo Structures as proof of their manhood. In 1979 four eccentric members of
Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in
San Fransisco on latex cords emulating the Islanders feats. This inspired three
New Zealanders, A J Hackett, Henry Van Asch and Chris Siggelkow to spend some
years furthering the science of Bungee Jumping using latex rubber, developing
systems and safety calculations that Bungee Downunder and A J Hackett use today.
In June 1987 A J made his famous jump from the Eiffel Tower and modern day
Bungee Jumping had arrived. Bungee Downunder opened on the Gold Coast, Australia
in 1990 and in 1992 opened Cyprus' first professionally operated bungee
facility. Over the last 11 years more than 1,000,000 people aged from 12-82 at
Bungee Downunder sites in Europe, The Middle East, The Far East and Australasia
have enjoyed the thrill, secure in the knowledge that they are jumping with a
professional company which has maintained a 100% safety record
The Bungee Rocket is another adrenalin pumping ride that gets the heart racing, where one or two riders are harnessed into rally seats then shoulder strapped in Roller Coaster style, in a aerodynamically designed ball. Two winch motors stretch out the heavy bungee cords to the top of the 100ft towers. You are then fired 150ft into the air in 1.5 secs, rotating & bouncing for the next three minutes. An animal of a ride !
Bungee Down under celebrated their 10th anniversary in Cyprus. Come and jump with the professionals at Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa
7 days a week from May 1st through to October
OPEN DAILY FROM 3pm-1am JUST BEHIND McDONALDS
Night jump specials, Bar & BBQ
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