Archana Sardana is India’s first and only woman BASE jumper, an accomplished skydiver, mountaineer and scuba diver instructor. BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth.
She has done 335 skydives, multiple BASE jumps across the globe and is also the first woman master-scuba diver trainer in india.
She did India proud by unfurling the tri-colour at a depth of 30 meters in the ocean, off the Andamans’s Neil Island, and set a new record in the process.
Apart from registering her name in the Limca Book of Records 2011, she has also performed a ‘free fall’ skydive from a height of 13,500 feet, a BASE jump from a 400-feet high bridge in Utah and also from the KL Towers in Malaysia with the national flag. Interestingly these dangerous feats have only come about post her marriage to a naval submarine officer.
Additional, Archana is the only Indian who is a trained Instructor with the Disabled Divers International and runs her own Scuba Diving Academy in Delhi.
Archana is an adrenaline junkie, who dreams of doing the Everest skydive someday and championing the cause of equal opportunities for women. She aims at making Indian’s braver by exposing them to the underwater world through Scuba Diving.
Her two boys Pranav and Ayush are not over shadowed by their mother and have their own national records and are keen scuba divers, ice hockey players and unicyclists.