Leave your every day worries behind when you travel up to 12,500 feet above the beaches of Vancouver Island. Feel the rush of adrenaline overtake you while you flip out of the airplane into a 200km/h and about 45 seconds freefall. Finally, breath in the moment and the panoramic ocean and mountain views while you steer your way back to the skydive centre.
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.
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.