Tandem jumps are what most people look for when crossing off their “top 10 things to do before I die” list. Skydiving is one of those adventures that offers a thrill unlike any other and it gives you the bragging rights that few people can top.
Tandem Skydiving Centers (Drop Zones)
Drop zones are scattered all over the U.S. (and the world for that matter), and each DZ will be authorized to go to various altitudes. Depending on what your thrill tolerance is, you’ll want to decide that before getting to the DZ to make sure they’re doing that jump on that particular day. Certain weather conditions will limit the available options, too, so be aware.
Tandem Skydiving Instructors
Jump instructors are experienced skydivers and have gone through rigorous safety and instructional training. Their skydiving experience not only comes from the hundreds of jumps they’ve successfully completed but also the various situations they’ve gone through during the jumps, making them more knowledgable on how to control the canopy under non-ideal conditions.
They know what they’re doing and they have your best interest and safety at heart when taking you on as a student. Trust their judgement and listen when they talk you through the process.
In general, you’ll be paired with the instructor that best fits your needs as far as stature, jump experience experience, and weight class.
Tandem Skydiving Prices
Depending on where you go, tandem jumps with an experienced instructor will cost anywhere from $100 to $250. Some skydiving centers may charge more based on their operational cost and the instructors they have. Prices not only cover operational cost but also gear rental and some basic ground school instructions.
Additional charges may come in the form of options you can add to your jump experience, such as a photo package, video package, and exit altitude.
Look for Jump packages to save some money. Some Skydiving Centers will offer jumps in packs of 5, 10 or more. So instead of paying for individual jumps, you can just knock out the cost with just one low payment.
Jump prices will vary on how high you want to go. Check with your Drop Zone to see what they offer before heading out there. It will not only save you time and money, it will also save you the disappointment if they get booked out.
First-time skydivers will usually get a pretty good deal, because the business wants you to come back for more.
Note of Warning
If you’re looking for the cheapest skydiving price, you may want to think about it in this way… You’re going to jump out of a pefectly good airplane with nothing more than a backpack attached to a parachute by paracords. Do you really wanna go cheap? There’s reasonably cheap skydiving experience and there’s stupid cheap. Don’t do stupid. You’ll thank us when you land safely on the ground.