It takes a special kind of person to jump out of a plane at over 13,500 ft. Find out if you've got what it takes on an unforgettable introduction to the exciting sport of skydiving.
Enjoy the thrill and speed of up to 60 seconds of incredible freefall, against a backdrop of some of the most breathtaking views of San Francisco you will ever experience. Climb to a height of between 13,500 and 14,000 feet before the lights go green and it's jump time! Exiting the plane is a life-changing moment and you'll be on the ultimate natural high from the minute you experience the incredible freedom of the air.
It's your job to smile, scream and wave as you zoom through the skies at speeds of up to 120 mph while your expert instructor does all the hard work for you. Gasp in awe as your canopy is released and you feast your eyes on show-stopping panoramic views that will linger in your memory forever. Drink in magnificent vistas of the entire Bay area and glide serenely down to earth with only the sound of the wind and your own heartbeat as accompaniment.
Nothing comes close to the incredible experience of skydiving - we guarantee it. Discover San Francisco's spectacular coastal setting from a whole new perspective and find out why skydiving is one of the most addictive adventure sports known to Man!
You must be aged 18 years of age and weigh less than 225 lbs (102kg). The weight limit may be increased to 245 lbs (111kg) on the day however the decision will be made on a discretionary basis, based on the instructors available. There is a $20 extra fee, payable in cash to the instructor, before the jump for those weighing more than 225 but less than 245 lbs. Your training on the day may be shared with other participants but your jump will be one-to-one with a fully qualified skydiver.
Tandem skydives can be enjoyed every day from Wednesday to Sunday, all year round. The jump itself is subject to weather conditions and postponements for this reason are made with your safety in mind. In the event of a postponement through weather, an alternative date will be arranged with you.
You will begin your day by being fitted with a jumpsuit and harness before being taught the basics of freefall body position, and what you can do to help yourself and have the best time possible.
Next it's time to board your waiting aircraft for a scenic ride to jump altitude. The flight provides a great opportunity to ask your instructor any questions you may not have had the chance to ask or just sit back and take in the views. Just prior to departure form the aircraft, your instructor will verify that everything is ready for the jump and will ask you if you are "ready to make a skydive?. You'll be securely harnessed to your instructor, who will help you jump from the plane (or at least help you fall with style).
The next minute will be the most exciting of your life! The thrill of freefalling at up to 120 miles an hour is a sensation that cannot be put into words. After the parachute opens you'll be amazed at the peace and serenity of canopy flight as you drink in the views and tranquility of the air. Your instructor will then guide the canopy to a soft safe landing back on firm ground.