Vancouver Island 12,500
Adventure meets freedom at Skydive Vancouver Island! Whether skydiving is on your bucket list or you're celebrating a milestone, skydiving is an opportunity to create your own story and why not enhance it by traveling up to 12,500 feet (the highest Tandem Skydive on Vancouver Island)! You will feel the exhilaration of travelling for about 60 seconds of freefall reaching speeds of 200km/h before your parachute opens. While steering your parachute back to the skydive centre, you will be left mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the ocean and mountains that surround Qualicum Beach. And that is just your skydive! We take care of all the little details that take this skydive from remarkable to unquestionably AWESOME!
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. You will also be introduced to your Videographer. They will be your personal film crew on the ground and during your skydive experience, including outside footage of you free falling! Your entire experience will be caught on film with our hybrid video package which includes both Selfie Cam and ProCam editing, music, and photography.
Once all the training requirements are complete you, your instructor, and your videographer will board our plane and begin the 20 minute journey up to altitude. Exhilaration will run through you as you glance out the plane window where the beauty of Vancouver Island leaves a lasting imprint on your experience. While we climb over Mount Arrowsmith, you will be left mesmerized at the sight of the mountains, the lakes, the forests, the communities, but most captivating is the ocean and the endless visual of the coastline.
On the final minute before your skydive, your senses will be challenged when the plane door opens a little less than 4km above the earth. It's at this point you are free, free from anything that keeps your mind busy everyday. You are in the moment and about to fly! For almost 60 seconds you will add to your life story an experience that words can not justly describe! Travelling at a top speed of 200km/h in freefall will begin with a flip out of the plane and end with the roar of a parachute opening above you.
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 for about 4 minutes. 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 video and over 400 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!
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.