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

At Start Skydiving, we believe that the price of a skydive is much more than the money you spend on your jump. Consider the value of your time, safety, and the overall take-away you’re looking to get from your once-in-a-lifetime experience. There are plenty of places to jump out of an airplane, but there are only a few places in the United States that even come close to the experience you will have at Start Skydiving. From customer service, beautiful facilities, multiple turbine aircraft, state-of-the-art equipment, professional instructors and so much more. It’s why we are rated the #1 Drop Zone in the world on www.dropzone.com, we hope you choose us for your skydiving experience.

Weekend/Holiday

Tandem Skydive

Friday – Sunday

$229.99 Lowest Price

$279.99 Full Price (Walk-In Same Day)

~10-15 minute aircraft flight
~45-60 seconds of freefall
~5-6 minute parachute flight

Combine the Below Discounts to Save off the Full Price and get the Lowest Price: 

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  • Save $30 by pre-paying in full 7 days in advance (must call to complete payment after booking online)
  • Save $20 by reserving slot w/$50 deposit
  • Save $20 w/group of 11+ (and save 10% on video!)
  • Save $20 w/group of 6-10*
  • Save $10 w/group of 3-5*

ADD ONE MORE: Save $20 Fridays before noon (unlocking potential for an even lower price of $209.99!)

 

Weekday

Tandem Skydive

Monday and Thursday

$209.99 Lowest Price

$259.99 Full Price (Walk-In Same Day)

~10-15 minute aircraft flight
~45-60 seconds of freefall
~5-6 minute parachute flight

Combine the Below Discounts to Save off the Full Price and get the Lowest Price: 

Select One

Add One

  • Save $30 by pre-paying in full 7 days in advance (must call to complete payment after booking online)
  • Save $20 by reserving slot w/$50 deposit
  • Save $20 w/group of 11+ (and save 10% on video!)
  • Save $20 w/group of 6-10*
  • Save $10 w/group of 3-5*

 

 

GROUP RATES

*All group members must be present, have matching group IDs, and have waivers completed at the time of the first booking for the group to be counted as members. Group discounts applied upon arrival.

3 –  5 People ❯

$10 OFF PER PERSON

6 – 10 People ❯

$20 OFF PER PERSON

11+ People ❯

$20 OFF PER PERSON
+ 10% off video for all

GROUP RATES
*All group members must have matching group IDs and waivers completed by the time of the first booking for the group to be counted as members. Group discounts applied upon arrival.

3 –  5 People ❯

$10 OFF PER PERSON

6 – 10 People ❯

$20 OFF PER PERSON

11+ People ❯

$20 OFF PER PERSON
+ 10% off video for all

Hero Special – $39.99 off any tandem skydive media package. Eligible: active duty fire, police, EMT, dispatch, and military. Please present relevant current ID. Discount will be issued at check-in. May not be combined with any other video discount.

Student/Teacher Special – $19.99 off any tandem skydive media package. Eligible: full time students and teachers. Must present current transcript showing enrollment in 12+ credits as a student or current employment ID if a teacher. Discount will be issued at check-in. May not be combined with any other video discount.

Don’t forget to capture your tandem skydiving adventure forever with our professionally edited video of your jump, plus high-resolution still photos! Our experienced videographers will document your skydive so you can relive your experience of a lifetime. (PROOF that you actually did it!)

Note: You must be at least 18 years of age, bring a valid photo ID, and weigh less than 235 pounds to tandem skydive. For more information about who can skydive, what to wear, and more, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Video & Photo Packages

Hand-Cam Video Package

$99.99

Hand-Cam Video

Premium Video

Digital Stills

Our Most Popular Package!

Hand-Cam + Stills

$119.99

Hand-Cam Video

Premium Video

Digital Stills

Outside Video & Digital Stills

$149.99

Hand-Cam Video

Premium Video

Digital Stills

The Rock Star Package

$199.99

Hand-Cam Video

Premium Video

Digital Stills

Hand-Cam: Your tandem instructor wears a mini HD action sports video camera mounted on his left hand to document every aspect of your experience!

Premium Video: Your entire experience is documented by a world-class aerial photographer. With the Rock Star Package, 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! An email containing a link to your video will be sent within 48 hours of your jump.

Photo Stills: An email containing a link to 50 to 150 high-quality digital still photos will be sent within 48 hours of your jump.

The Fine Print

All participants must be at least 18 years of age. No parental consent forms.

The weight limit to jump is 235 lbs. All participants are weighed at check-in. Due to equipment maintenance costs, instructor workload, and increased fuel consumption, jumpers weighing over 220 lbs (up to 235 lbs max) will be charged $15.00 per 5 lbs over 220 lbs upon arrival.

Discounts are only available via pre-paid purchases made directly from Start Skydiving, LLC. Third party vouchers are not eligible for special incentives or discounts. Promotions may not be combined – one deal per visit.

Reservations may be rescheduled with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice with no change fee. If Start Skydiving, LLC reschedules your appointment due to weather concerns, your jump price is valid for one year from the original reservation date. Guests who wait longer than one year to use jump reservation will be responsible for any difference in cost for the current retail price of their booked service.

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