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Have you been wanting to learn how to skydive on your own?

Skydive Vancouver Island offers a Learn to Skydive Program that consists of 7 levels which will teach you the skills required to become a competent solo skydiver. 

Learn to Skydive: Ground School

This includes 3 hours of ground training consisting of instruction in signals recognition and response, altitude and proximity awareness, proper body position and main parachute activation at the required altitude. You will also be coached in canopy flight techniques. Ground School is available every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 9am. Booking in advance is encouraged.

Cost $150

Learn To Skydive: Advanced Tandem Skydive 

Following your ground school training, under the direct supervision of your Tandem Master you will be tasked with putting your new found knowledge to work in freefall and under canopy.

Cost $375

Level I: Progressive FreeFall 

Now you are flying, you are your own master. You will be responsible for: Signals recognition and response, altitude and proximity awareness, proper body position and main parachute activation at the required altitude as well as canopy analysis, control and landing.

Cost $375

Level II: Progressive FreeFall

Heading control, the ability to start and stop turns within a 45-degree range in freefall and expanding your parachute flight skills.

Cost $375

Level III: Progressive FreeFall

New exit skills and the ability to vary your rate of descent. Also develop the ability to move forward and continue to develop your parachute control skills.

Cost $250

Level IV: Progressive FreeFall

Complete 90 and 360 degree turns and develop new techniques in flying your parachute.

Cost $250

Level V: Progressive FreeFall

Complete two 360 degree controlled turns, deploy your main parachute at the correct altitude and land without assistance within 50 meters of your target.

Cost $250

Level VI: Progressive FreeFall

Gear selection and pre-check, all pre-boarding requirements with jump rehearsal, proper boarding procedures, pilot briefing, inflight responsibilities, proper exit procedures, freefall control, parachute activation at the required altitude and landing within 50 meters of the designated target.

Cost $250

Pay As You Go or Save When You Pay In Advance 

Pay as You Go Total Cost $2,275

Pay in Advance Total Cost $2,000

*All prices are subject to 5% GST. Visa/Debit/MasterCard/AMEX/Cash all accepted. A $50 deposit is required when booking. You can call 250-580-5867 to book your Ground School. All skydive candidates must be in good physical condition and their weight must be below 230 pounds. A maximum of 30 days between levels is allowed. If more than 30 days has elapsed between jumps, your last completed level may have to be repeated. Special consideration is given for our winter off season. Levels not completed satisfactorily are repeated at an individual discounted price rate. Scheduled Ground School Classes must be pre-booked and are generally scheduled Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays beginning at 9:00 AM. Progressive Freefall can be booked during any of our regular skydiving hours.

DON'T STOP THERE! Get yourself ready to jump anywhere in Canada with your completed Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA) Solo Certification!

The Next Three Jumps

Time to practice and strengthen your new skills! Are you ready for back loops out of the plane, 360 degree turns, and accurate landings? You will work through these next jumps and fine tune some of your techniques skydiving on your own!

Cost $100 per jump

Check Out Skydive from 5,000 feet

This is possibly the most important skill accomplishment, as it represents graduation from close instructor supervision. From here, the novice can set out on his or her own rate of learning with a lower level of monitoring by a Coach or Instructor.

Cost $75

CSPA Solo License Exam & Membership 

Joining CSPA as a Registered Participant allows you the ability to skydive around the world at any FAI affiliated dropzone. Affiliation also includes:

  • access to $3M Third Party Liability Insurance

  • access to a max. $10,000 from the Defense Fund

  • our magazine, CanPara (5-6 times a year, Canada & US residents only)

  • the ability to progress as a certified skydiver and earn other ratings,

  • and so much more!

Cost $95 (Yearly Fee) + $45 Solo Certification License Fee

Pay As You Go or Save When You Pay In Advance 

Pay as You Go Total Cost $515

Pay in Advance Total Cost $450

*All prices are subject to 5% GST. Visa/Debit/MasterCard/AMEX/Cash all accepted. All skydive candidates must be in good physical condition and their weight must be below 230 pounds. A maximum of 30 days between jumps is allowed. If more than 30 days has elapsed between jumps, your last completed level may have to be repeated. Special consideration is given for our winter off season. Levels not completed satisfactorily are repeated at an individual discounted price rate. Coach jumps can be booked during any of our regular skydiving hours.

Find Your Awesome Today!  

Hours:
Open 6 days a week Mid March to November
(Closed Tuesdays to spend family time)
Weather depending 
9AM until sunset
Call us today if you have a question
Location:

Our office is located at the

Arbutus Meadows Events Centre

1515 Island Hwy E

Nanoose Bay, BC

V9P9A3

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