I have skydived twice in my life. My first was a tandem dive, attached to a professional. My second was a static line dive, in which the parachute was automatically pulled as I exited the plane. Both were very fun experiences, I could easily see myself doing either option again. The preparation for both was incredibly long, with hours and hours of training and drilling in the case of life-threating issues. The actual act of falling in the sky was quite short compared to the prep work, but I would still describe it as a necessary life experience.