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Tandem Skydiving

What is Tandem Skydiving?

Tandem skydiving was the brilliant innovation of two pioneering parachute manufacturers in the early 1980's. Seeking to expand the available options for skydiving instruction, both inventors shared ideas until they reached their goal - a parachute built for two!

Your tandem skydiving instructor is a highly experienced skydiver who wears an oversized parachute, built to safely carry two people up to a combined weight of 500 lbs. Your tandem skydiving student equipment includes a special purpose harness that attaches at four points to the front of your tandem skydiving instructor. The tandem skydive itself begins with a team exit from around 14,000 feet MSL, followed by about a 45-second free-fall. At around 5,500 feet AGL, your tandem skydiving instructor deploys your tandem parachute. After about four to five minutes of gliding peacefully above the Earth under your tandem parachute, you land softly back on the ground in the landing area right out front next to where you boarded the aircraft.

A tandem skydive is a fantastic introduction to the unique sport of skydiving. Tandem skydiving offers prospective students the opportunity to experience the freedom and exhilaration of skydiving with the peace of mind that their professional tandem skydiving instructor is strapped to their back and in control. There is also not a lot of time spent in the classroom. The training process for a tandem skydive takes only about an hour. Tandem skydives are available in two formats: simply as a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime experience or as the beginning of your free-fall student training progression. Students choosing the latter option shift from tandem skydiving to Accelerated Free-Fall (AFF) training after two or three tandem skydives. 

Tandem skydiving is ideal for those who long to experience human flight, but would rather not make a solo skydive for their first skydiving experience. Although it is not necessarily required, we highly recommend our students to do a tandem skydive for their first time if they have never jumped before. Tandem skydiving is definitely the safest, fastest, and cheapest way to experience the ultimate thrill and adrenaline-rush of the extreme sport of skydiving.

Because your first skydive is such an overwhelming experience, your mind goes into sensory overload. This causes many students to forget a lot about their first skydive. This is why we strongly encourage everyone who is going skydiving for the first time to purchase one of our professional video and photo packages. You will be amazed how much of the experience you had forgotten! Because skydiving is unlike anything else in the world, explaining it to someone else is very difficult to do. These video and photo packages allow you to share your experience with others and relive it over and over.

Tandem skydives also open up the world of skydiving to adventurers who are physically or otherwise unable to make a solo skydive. Countless tandem skydives have been made by people with disabilities, such as wheelchair-bound persons, the elderly, and the terminally ill. Start Skydiving has developed special equipment and has a highly trained staff to provide these students with an incredible skydiving experience that they will always remember.

Many Start Skydiving students have a personal breakthrough in conquering their fears and living their dreams, often coming away with a life-changing experience. You can read some of these inspiring stories on our testimonials page.

Tandem Skydiving Pricing

Why pay more for less,
when you can pay less and get more
at the #1 rated drop-zone in the world!

Larger, faster aircraft! State-of-the-art equipment! Sixty professional instructors! All at Start Skydiving!

Being a smart consumer by comparing prices? Be sure to check out our price comparison page!

NON-HOLIDAY WEEKDAY TANDEM SKYDIVE PRICES

Non-Holiday Weekday Online Prepay Tandem Skydive Special: ONLY $179!
YOU SAVE $50 OFF when you prepay in full upfront and book it online through the reservations page of our website for any available non-holiday weekday of operation during our skydiving season!
Book Your Non-Holiday Weekday Tandem Skydive Online Now!

Non-Holiday Weekday $25 Deposit Only Tandem Skydive Price: $189
YOU SAVE $40 OFF
 when you only prepay a $25 deposit and book it online through the reservations page of our website for any available non-holiday weekday of operation during our skydiving season!
Book Your Non-Holiday Weekday Tandem Skydive Online Now!

Non-Holiday Weekday Walk-in Tandem Skydive Price: $209
YOU SAVE $20 OFF when you walk-in without a reservation on any available non-holiday weekday of operation during our skydiving season just to show how much we appreciate your awesomeness!

WEEKEND & HOLIDAY TANDEM SKYDIVE PRICES

Weekend/Holiday Online Prepay Tandem Skydive Special: ONLY $199!
YOU SAVE $30 OFF when you prepay in full upfront and book it online through the reservations page of our website for any available weekend or holiday of operation during our skydiving season!
Book Your Weekend/Holiday Tandem Skydive Online Now!

Weekend/Holiday $25 Deposit Only Tandem Skydive Price: $209
YOU SAVE $20 OFF
 when you only prepay a $25 deposit and book it online through the reservations page of our website for any available weekend or holiday of operation during our skydiving season!
Book Your Weekend/Holiday Tandem Skydive Online Now!

Weekend/Holiday Walk-in Tandem Skydive Price: $229
There are no savings when you walk-in without a reservation on any available weekend or holiday of operation during our skydiving season.

Video & Photo Packages

Hand-Cam Video Package
$99+tax
• Your tandem instructor wears a mini HD action sports video camera mounted on his left hand to document every aspect of your experience!
• Within about 15 to 30 minutes after your jump, your video is professionally edited and burned onto a DVD and comes in a custom case for safe storage.
• We upload your HD video onto YouTube. Check YouTube for your video, "startskydiving.com (your name)".
• Add 50 to 150 high-quality digital still photographs to this video package for $20 more!
 
Outside Video and Digital Stills
$139+tax
• Your entire experience is documented by a world-class aerial photographer.
• Within about 15 to 30 minutes after your jump, your video is professionally edited and burned onto a DVD, while your photos are copied onto a CD. Both of these discs come in a custom case for safe storage.
• We upload your HD video onto YouTube. Check YouTube for your video, "startskydiving.com (your name)".
• You will also receive anywhere from 50 to 150 high-quality digital photographs.
 
The Rock Star Package
$189+tax
• Your entire experience is documented by one of our world-class aerial photographers, as well as your tandem instructor who wears a mini HD action sports video camera mounted on his left hand!
• Within about 15 to 30 minutes after your jump, your video is professionally edited and burned onto a DVD, while your photos are copied onto a CD. Both of these discs come in a custom case for safe storage.
• We upload your HD video onto YouTube. Check YouTube for your video, "startskydiving.com (your name)".
• You will also receive anywhere from 50 to 150 high-quality digital photographs
• Your professional tandem instructor and one of our world-class photographers team up together to provide you with both the third-person point of view as well as the up close perspective. This ensures that you capture every aspect of your experience and doubles the length of your freefall video footage!

Blu-Ray Upgrade: Upgrade any of these video and photo packages to Blu-Ray to share and relive your experience in HD for only an additional $20.00

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