Tandem Skydive

The Great Adventure Has Found You.

Vancouver Skydive will take you on a life defining adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world. You’ll freefall alongside jagged mountains that stretch to the sky. You’ll see the character of the Vancouver skyline, the vastness of the Pacific Ocean and endlessness of its peaceful coastline. Experience it all: city, lake, ocean and mountain views, on your first jump!

Vancouver skydive tandem training

Your Introduction to Human Flight

Your first jump will be a tandem skydive. It is the safest and easiest way to experience skydiving for the first time. You will be secured to a highly trained and skilled instructor from inside the airplane, throughout freefall and the entire parachute flight. Your instructor will take care of all of the skydiving safety elements. Your role is to have fun and smile.

Exiting at 13,000 feet, the highest jump altitude in British Columbia, you’ll accelerate to 200 km/h and freefall for about 60 seconds. By using your body to harness the wind, you’ll have truly experienced human flight. 

Although mostly anyone can experience skydiving, you’ll be joining an exclusive club of adventure seeking flyers. With just 10 minutes of training and no previous skydiving experience, you can jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

The Tandem Skydive Experience

1: Registration/Check In

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You’ll arrive at Vancouver Skydive and check in at our front desk. Then, you’ll register, complete your paperwork, and review and select video and/or pictures packages. 

2: Training

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Tandem skydiving is very easy and requires very little training. First you’ll watch a five minute training video giving you an overview of your jump. Then we’ll introduce you to your tandem instructor. He’ll provide supplementary training by reviewing techniques in the video and practice training on the ground. This includes aircraft seating, climbing out and exit, freefall body position and landing procedures, so you’ll know what to expect in the air.

3: Gear Up

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A Vancouver Skydive staff member will fit you with a jumpsuit (optional), goggles and a custom fitted harness. The harness is adjusted for your comfort and safety. It has four attachment points and together they are stress tested to withstand 15,000 pounds of tensile strength. 

4: Scenic Flight Over Vancouver

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The flight to jump altitude is beautiful. During your 15 minute flight to 13,000 feet, we’ll fly over the city and the mountains. You’ll see a new perspective of Vancouver City, Vancouver Island, the Coastal Mountains and the Fraser Valley. We have the best views of Vancouver!

5: Freefall

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Once the plane is at jump altitude, the door will open and you will exit the airplane secured to your tandem instructor. You might be a bit nervous when the door opens, but once you jump, you’ll be loving every second of freefall bliss. Your instructor will open the parachute at 5000 feet above the ground and then the next step of your adventure will begin. 

6: Parachute Flight

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Once the parachute is open, your descent slows significantly. It almost seems like you’re floating. It gets relatively quiet. It’s time to catch your breath, but just for a moment, because there is more fun to be had. The parachute ride can either be a gentle and peaceful ride, or an adventure packed aerobatics ride. Or it can be a bit of both since it lasts for about 5-7 minutes. On landing, you’ll lift up your legs and land on the grass. 

7: Landing

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On landing, you’ll lift up your legs and land on the grass.

8: Post Jump

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That amazing experience just came to an end and now it’s time to process it all, and most likely, think about doing another jump. We’ll escort you back to our facility where you will be helped out of your harness and jumpsuit and given your first jump certificate! 

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