Top 10 Tandem Skydiving FAQs

It’s time to get ready for your jump! With the thrilling experience ahead, you probably have many questions to make sure you feel fully prepared for the leap of a lifetime. Here’s what you can expect on your next tandem jump.

Tandem Skydiving FAQ


What Can You Expect From Skydiving at SkyDive San Diego?

The skydiving experience itself is unlike any other; you might find yourself with a range of emotions throughout the process but filled with adrenaline at the end! Our mission at SkyDive San Diego is to create a seamless and safe experience for you from beginning to end.

What Is The Check-In Process Like?

You start your tandem experience with check-in. Upon arrival, we ask you to fill out our waiver; this will last about five minutes. Afterward, we check your ID. Finally, we ask you to prepare by bringing one form of government-issued picture ID to verify your identity- such as a driver’s license or passport.

Finally, we confirm which video package you prefer to use. We recommend the outside video and photo package since this is an experience to remember! Once you choose your package and finish checking in, you will head out to training and we will get you up on the next plane possible.

How Do I Book?

We ask that you make your reservation online beforehand and arrive on time for your reservation. This allows us to plan accordingly.

How Long Does The Whole Experience Take From Start To Finish?

The whole process can take anywhere from one to three hours from check-in to touching your feet back on the ground. Skydiving is an outdoor activity, and operations are weather-dependent. Since other delays can occur, we do ask guests to plan their skydiving adventure in about a four-hour window.

Is There a Weight Limit?

The maximum weight is 230 pounds. SkyDive San Diego has a specially designed harness that can accommodate for an accessibility Tandem. Please call the front office at 619-216-8416.

How Should I Prepare the Jump?

It will be beneficial to have a light meal in your stomach. We tell our customers that we can only make recommendations, but each person is different, and you know yourself better than anyone. If you have any medical concerns, please contact your medical professional.

What Do I Wear Skydiving?

Sports attire is recommended, while tennis shoes are required. The temperature can drop as low as 30 degrees below ground temperature. Please dress accordingly.

Is There An Age Limit?

Skydiving is restricted to 18 years of age or older and will be verified by your government-issued ID.

How Many People Can Be in My Group?

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is the best to experience with family and friends! SkyDive San Diego is the only drop zone in the county that can accommodate groups of this size.Therefore, we encourage a group experience. However, groups larger than 10 tandem pairs will have to be spread out over different flights.

Does Weather Affect My Jump?

Your SkyDive will only take place if weather permits. If the weather on the day of your jump is marginal, we encourage you to call the dropzone before leaving to check weather conditions.

Skydiving at SkyDive San Diego

We are excited about your experience at SkyDive San Diego! With no prior knowledge necessary, you’re able to create memories that will last a lifetime. Stay up-to-date with Skydiving events and updates on our Instagram and Facebook. For more information about your booking, you can call 619-216-8416.

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