IRELAND’S FIRST INDOOR SKYDIVE CENTRE TO OPEN IN BELFAST’S TITANIC QUARTER
BELFAST-based adventure centre We Are Vertigo is expanding into the Titanic Quarter with the launch of Ireland’s first and only indoor skydive, representing a £1.5 million investment.
Opening this December, the Vertigo Indoor Skydive Centre will create 20 new jobs, bringing the total number of staff employed by We Are Vertigo to 200 and its total investment in Northern Ireland’s leisure industry to £5 million.
The state-of-the-art facility will be located in the former T13 building and will be developed using the world’s leading Aerodium tunnel technology, used by the movie industry to film stunts for award-winning movies including the final fight scene in Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac.
Continuing to grow and innovate as a company, We Are Vertigo has a future roll out plan to expand into other markets including Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.
Commenting on the expansion, We Are Vertigo managing director, Gareth Murphy, said;
“Our mission as a company is to provide unique leisure facilities and this expansion follows We Are Vertigo’s success in opening Northern Ireland’s first trampoline park in 2014 and Northern Ireland’s first indoor ski and adventure centre in 2013.
“Indoor skydiving is already popular world-wide and we are proud to be the first company to bring this 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.
“I’ve no doubt it will be a welcome addition to the leisure and tourism industry in Ireland.”
Indoor skydiving is suitable for those aged 4 and upwards. The facilities can also be used by professionals to train for skydiving qualifications. An indoor skydiving session will start from £45.