The City Experience
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city? Leave it all behind you for a day as you experience the world of freedom with a Tandem Skydive from 10,000 feet above the beaches of Qualicum on Vancouver Island. For 35 seconds you will add to your life story an experience that words cannot justly describe. Travelling at a top speed of 200km/h will begin with a flip out of the plane and end with the roar of a parachute above you. Feel serenity as you steer your parachute through the sky and back to the skydive centre surrounded by the astonishing beauty of coast lines and mountains. As you take in your accomplishment, celebrate over lunch and finally treat yourself with a visit to Coombs and the Goats on the Roof Market. Did we mention we will provide you a shuttle for the day?
Our shuttle will pick you up from either the Nanaimo Departure Bay BC Ferry Terminal or Duke Point BC Ferry Terminal the morning of your skydive and drive you to the Skydive Centre about 25 minutes away. When you arrive at Skydive Vancouver Island our team will provide everything you need to ensure a safe and memorable Tandem Skydive Experience. You will spend about 20 minutes with your qualified Tandem Instructor learning the basic body positions, reviewing any questions, and of course getting your gear on.
Once all the training requirements are complete you and your instructor will board our plane and begin the 17 minute journey up to altitude. Most often you will get views stretching from the Comox Valley through to the Cowichan Valley, and as far away as Mount Baker. While we climb over Mount Arrowsmith, you will be left mesmerized at the sight of Barclay Sound and Vancouver Island's famous West Coast.
On the final minute before your skydive, the plane door will open and you will find yourself in the moment and about to fly! There is nothing to justly describe the feeling of taking that flip out of the airplane into a 200km/h free fall and about 35 seconds later hearing the roar of the parachute opening above.
Your instructor will give you the opportunity to steer the parachute or just sit back and take in all that surrounds you as you soar through the sky. Your friends and family can all be at the skydive centre watching your experience from the moment you leave the plane to the excitement you'll share once you've landed.
To celebrate your achievement, you will receive our signature #AwesomeHappensHere t-shirt, a personalized certificate of achievement, a fully edited Selfie Cam video and over 200 high definition pictures you will receive the same day of your skydive either through a link sent directly to your phone and email or a souvenir USB, whatever is best for you!. And it doesn't stop there... you will also toast to your adventure with a gift certificate for lunch at The Final Approach Restaurant here at the airport! Then our shuttle will take you to spend a couple hours being a happy tourist at Coombs, Goats on the Roof, where you can treat yourself to the best ice cream the Island has to offer! Once you have taken in a full day of fun and adventure, we will shuttle you back to the Nanaimo BC Ferries Terminal for the sunset ferry ride back to Vancouver.
Skydiving is an exhilarating, empowering, serene, lifetime experience waiting for you!
Tandem Skydive Student Safety Criteria
All Tandem Skydive Students must meet the following safety criteria.
Tandem Skydive Students must 16 years of age or older
Students 16 & 17 years of age require parent/guardian consent
Tandem Skydive Students must complete in full Skydive Vancouver Islands Liability Waiver prior to their skydive
Tandem Skydive Students must be within the weight range criteria
Male Students must be over 90lbs (40.8kgs) and below 220lbs (99.8kgs)
Female Students must be over 90lbs (40.8kgs) and below 200lbs (90.7kgs)
If you have any questions about these criteria, or any other safety concerns with your Tandem Skydive, please do not hesitate to contact us directly and we will happily assist with your individual needs.