THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TANDEM SKYDIVING AT SKYDIVE AMELIA ISLAND
Are you ready for your first skydive? We have outlined our skydiving instructions below, so you know exactly what to expect throughout the entire process!
Skydivers are harnessed to a certified U.S.P.A Tandem Instructor. We provide pre-jump instruction and all the equipment needed for skydiving, including goggles. Tandem Skydiving allows most people to experience terminal velocity and the sensation of flight under a high-performance parachute. To freefall over a mile securely tethered to a USPA certified instructor is the safest way to experience skydiving today.
Skydiving is an extreme sport that requires many factors to be in place to be safe. It is not uncommon to make more than one attempt at scheduling your jump. Many factors can delay or cancel jumps for the day, including weather, airport delays, aircraft maintenance, instructor availability. Even our local nesting turtles have delayed skydive operations. Please plan ahead, and be patient.
It generally takes 1-2 hours to complete your first Tandem jump. Remember to be flexible. You should check in for your skydive 15-30 minutes prior to your appointment time. At that time, you will be given your actual jump time. In most cases, you will be on the aircraft within 30 minutes to an hour after arrival. Please allow 4 hours to complete your scheduled skydive. Florida has unpredictable weather and delays are, unfortunately, common.
230 lbs. max weight*. Certain body types less than the max. weight still may not fit safely into the skydive equipment. If you weigh over 200 lbs. you must be at least 6 feet tall. If you have concerns, please speak with customer service for more information.
Leonardo da Vinci
“Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”
We fly 2 Tandem passengers at a time in the aircraft. The two of you, and your certified skydive instructors, will fly to altitude in about 15-20 minutes. The Florida coast is a skydiver’s dream. Relax, and enjoy the beach view.
The door opens above 12,000′ Relax! Your instructor will give you simple instructions and jump with you out the door. Freefall will last about 35-45 seconds at speeds over 125 miles per hour.
Your parachute opens around 5000′. You will feel the wind stop as you peacefully float down from 5000′. Your parachute ride lasts about 5-7 minutes. Groups will be able to view and photograph their friends and family from the skydive spectator area.
Please wear soft sole shoes. No boots or sandals. Eat lightly and drink plenty of water. Dramamine is great for motion sickness.
*fees may apply, see price page for details.
We cannot wait to help you experience your very first skydive! If you are ready to make the big jump, you can check out our different options here.