SkyDive Tandem

An introduction to the sport of SkyDiving or a once-off experience of a lifetime, a Tandem Introductory SkyDive is unquestionably the quickest, easiest and safest way to experience skydiving for the first time.

Your FreeFall experience couldn’t be easier or more fun.

Tandem Introductory SkyDive – No previous experience required.

After a short briefing you will be provided with a jumpsuit and goggles, fitted with a harness and on your way to between 9 000 and 12 000 ft (at some skydiving events perhaps even higher) above ground.

Your Tandem Instructor (to whom you are securely attached) takes care of all the details – the exit, the freefall, the parachute opening, the parachute ride and landing – allowing you to concentrate on enjoying the experience.

In FreeFall you can experiment with a bit of high-speed human body flight, and your Tandem Instructor may let you fly the parachute.

For the parachute landing you lift your legs and slide in elegantly on your posterior on the manicured lawn in front of the clubhouse, whilst sitting up on your Tandem Instructor’s lap.

The climb to altitude will take between 20 and 30 minutes, the freefall will last between 30 and 45 seconds, the parachute ride between 5 and 7 minutes.

There are various video and photo options – HandiCam Video and Stills, and Outside Camera Flyer Video and Stills.

Important Information

The minimum recommended age for Tandem Introductory SkyDiving is 16, though younger persons may be considered.

There is no upper age limit, though the elderly and frail do require special consideration.

Under 18 years of age requires parental / legal guardian consent.

There is a general weight limit of 100 kgs.

Tandem students must be able to fit in the harness safely.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone at our discretion for any safety considerations.

If you are, or appear to be, under the influence of any drugs or alcohol you will be turned away and will forfeit your deposit.

Times, altitudes are approximate and dependent on a number of factors and variables – jump times, exit altitudes and freefall times are not guaranteed.

Arrive at least 60 minutes before your allocated time as you will need to check in, complete paperwork and be briefed for your skydive.

You will be required to sign a legally binding Exclusion of Liability, Indemnity Form, Assumption of Risk Agreement, Medical Questionnaire and Declaration.

Please dress appropriately.

Advance booking is essential for Tandem Introductory SkyDiving.

Corporate Events, Special Events, Team Building, Surprises, Birthdays

Tailored and customised solutions can be put together around your ideas and requirements.

With advance notice exclusive use of venues and facilities can be negotiated at certain drop zones and airfields.

Suitable aircraft, an arsenal of equipment, and our team of professional skydivers can be positioned anywhere in Africa.

Please contact us directly to discuss.

Large Groups – Daily Capacity

With proper planning and enough advanced notice, we can comfortably handle up to 100 tandem skydives per day at pretty much any drop zone or suitable airfield in Southern Africa.

Fitness, Medical Conditions, Old Injuries

Although skydiving is not a strenuous sport, you should be in reasonable health and physical condition and not be on any medication which could affect your judgment or performance.

Existing medical conditions and / or old injuries that don’t cause you too much trouble through your general daily activities should not necessarily prevent you from experiencing skydiving.

If you have a condition that you think might affect your enjoyment or the safety of the experience you should certainly discuss it with us before ruling out the idea.

Also keep in mind that your doctor most probably does not have any modern day skydiving or parachuting experience, will probably advise you not to do anything remotely exciting, and would probably rather you stay at home take your drugs and die slowly watching crappy TV programs.

If you want to experience skydiving, we would like to help you make that a reality.

You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and to sign a declaration of fitness and indemnity form.

Safety is our first priority; fun comes in a close second.

The Drop Zone Operator, the Chief Instructor, and the Tandem Instructor must all be in agreement that the skydive can be completed safely.

We may need to wait for favourable conditions on the day – additional charges may apply.

We will always make a final call on the day, taking in to consideration the safety of both the tandem student and the instructor.

Disabled, Paraplegic or Quadriplegic?

If you are physically disabled, paraplegic or quadriplegic and want to experience skydiving, we will make every effort to see if we can make it a reality for you.

Over the years we have helped a number of people with a range of disabilities to experience skydiving, and have specially designed straps for arms and legs.

Your Instructor (to whom you are securely attached) takes care of all the details.

No major physical effort is required on your part.

For the parachute landing we lift your legs, sit you up on your Tandem Instructor’s lap, and slide in for landing on the manicured lawn in front of the clubhouse.

Keep in mind that your doctor most probably does not have any modern day skydiving or parachuting experience, will probably advise you not to do anything remotely exciting, and would probably rather you stay at home take your drugs and die slowly watching crappy TV programs.

You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and to sign a declaration of fitness and indemnity form.

Safety is our first priority; fun comes in a close second.

We may need to wait for favourable conditions on the day – additional charges may apply.

The Drop Zone Operator, the Chief Instructor, and the Tandem Instructor must all be in agreement that the skydive can be completed safely.

We will always make a final call on the day, taking in to consideration the safety of both the tandem student and the instructor.

Only possible at certain drop zones and under certain conditions.

Please contact us directly to discuss.

Over 100 kgs?

Due to international safety requirements on tandem skydiving equipment there is a general weight limit of 100 kgs.

On special request, under certain favourable conditions, and subject to the approval of the Drop Zone’s Chief Instructor, persons heavier than 100 kgs may be given special consideration.

The combined weight of the tandem instructor and passenger must not exceed 200 kgs – a weight surcharge will apply for anyone over 105 kgs.

The Drop Zone Operator, the Chief Instructor, and the Tandem Instructor must all be in agreement that the skydive can be completed safely.

Safety is our first priority; fun comes in a close second.

We may need to wait for favourable conditions on the day.

We will always make a final call on the day, taking in to consideration the safety of both the tandem student and the instructor.

Only possible at certain drop zones and under certain conditions.

Under 18?

Persons under 18 years of age require parental / legal guardian consent to participate in skydiving.

If your parents or legal guardians are not going to be with you on the day of your skydive you must have all forms completed and verified prior to the day of your jump – and we will call your parents to check!

Please ensure you obtain, complete and return all of the required forms for that specific drop zone well in advance of your booked date.

Though younger persons will be considered, the minimum recommended age for Tandem Introductory SkyDiving is 16, and they must be able to fit in the harness.

Safety is our first priority; fun comes in a close second.

Over 65?

There is no maximum age for skydiving, though the elderly and frail do require special consideration.

We have taken both ladies and gents over 70, over 80 and even over 90 on a tandem skydive before.

The oldest recorded tandem skydivers (male and female) were both over 100 years old!.

If you want to skydive, we would like to help you make just that happen.

Tandem skydiving is unquestionably the safest way to experience skydiving.

Your Instructor (to whom you are securely attached) takes care of all the details.

No major physical effort is required on your part.

For the parachute landing you lift your legs, sit up on your Tandem Instructor’s lap, and slide in on the manicured lawn in front of the clubhouse.

Keep in mind that your doctor most probably does not have any modern day skydiving or parachuting experience, will probably advise you not to do anything remotely exciting, and would probably rather you stay at home take your drugs and die slowly watching crappy TV programs.

You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and to sign a declaration of fitness and indemnity form.

Safety is our first priority; fun comes in a close second.

The Drop Zone Operator, the Chief Instructor, and the Tandem Instructor must all be in agreement that the skydive can be completed safely.

We may need to wait for favourable conditions on the day – additional charges may apply.

We will always make a final call on the day, taking in to consideration the safety of both the tandem student and the instructor.

You are only getting older, what are you waiting for…. ?

Check this article about four generations of a family all going skydiving in celebration of Monty Montgomery’s 87th birthday.

What to Wear

Wear athletic / comfortable casual clothing suited to the weather conditions of the day.

Bring a pair of pants and a long sleeve top (not a hoodie) to maybe wear for your actual jumps.

You will need nice fitting comfortable lace-up footwear / running shoes.

Big boots with hooks, high heels and loose open slops are not acceptable.

If you have longhair bring a couple of decent hair ties.

If you wear contact lenses or prescription glasses let your tandem instructor know and you will be provided with goggles that will protect your eyes / contact lenses, and / or will fit over your prescription glasses.

Most drop zones will give you a sexy jump suit to wear over your clothing.