Looking for the easiest way to discover skydiving? Try this on for size!
Tandem skydiving allows you to experience all the exhilaration of freefall, without having to do any of the work! Simply turn up at your booked time, sit through the briefing, and an hour later you'll be on a one-way ticket 2.5 miles above the drop zone!
With an expert skydiver strapped and locked securely to your back (most have about 2000 jumps under their belt, so they tend to know what they're doing), you wait for the pilot to give the green light. Suddenly it comes, and for the first time you'll be flying with the doors open! Staring out into space (and normally a lovely, sunny day!), one by one your fellow skydivers will start disappearing until your instructor motions you to the door. You look down at the world below, your legs hanging in the breeze above it all, wait for the tap on the shoulder that signals GO TIME, and suddenly you find yourself soaring across the sky!
We don't know anyone who did a tandem skydive and regretted it, so if you're even slightly tempted, take the plunge, hit that book button and get ready for one of the most intense, amazing experiences you can possibly imagine.
If you're feeling braver still - or think skydiving might be something you'll like to do regularly as a sport - we'd recommend considering a static line first jump lesson or accelerated freefall course instead. Just remember, if you do that your first jump will be solo!