First Skydive

What to Expect

You’ve made the decision to jump from a perfectly good airplane! 

A tandem jump is the simplest way to enjoy the thrill of skydiving!

Start by making a reservation online here

Your reservation time is your check-in time. Your adventure begins after you watch a short video and sign a legal waiver. Next, a USPA-certified tandem instructor takes you through a brief training session. Then you will board the aircraft and ascend to 13,500 feet! (Many Drop Zones don’t take you to that height, but we do!) 

You and your instructor will jump out of the plane harnessed together.

You will fall for almost a minute and reach speeds up to 120 mph. After the parachute opens you will glide through the sky towards the earth for 5-7 minutes! Land back on the ground, and ride that adrenaline high!

Tandem Skydive
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Skydive from 13,500 feet with a licensed USPA instructor.

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Video and Picture Packages
Pics or It Didn’t Happen

$105 – Handicam: A GoPro that is attached to your instructor’s wrist captures both videos and photos from a “selfie” viewpoint.
$130 – Outside Videographer: A second instructor that jumps with you! Video and pictures are included. This provides a wider angle and more scenic photos.
$210 – Combo: Can’t choose which is right for you? Get both!

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Specials and discounts
Promo codes and discounts can’t be combined. Must provide appropriate ID for discounted pricing.

Promo Codes:
Military, First Responders, and Healthcare Workers: HERO20
Teachers and Students: STUDENT10
Weekday Discount: WEEKDAY20

Group Rates:
5-9 people will receive $20 off per person.
10+ people will receive $50 off.
Group rate will be applied at check-in.

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Frequently Asked Questions

First Skydive – Tandem FAQ

How old do you have to be to skydive?

You must be 18 years or older and show a valid government-issued photo ID. There is no max age!

Can I eat or drink before my skydive?

Yes. Eat and drink normally before your jump. Jumping on an empty stomach is not recommended and is the leading cause of feeling unwell under parachute.

Can I wear my glasses or contacts?

Yes. We supply goggles that fit over your glasses and help keep contacts in place.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes, we can accommodate up to 250 lbs with additional weight charges above 220lbs. See those charges here:

Do you have gift certificates available?

Yes, we absolutely do! You can click here to purchase online and receive via email.

Should I tip my instructor?

If you’ve enjoyed your experience, you are welcome to tip your instructor and videographer. Tips are always appreciated but never expected.

How far are you from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront?

We’re about 45 minutes away.

What should I wear?

Dress in comfortable clothes and wear closed-toe shoes. If the weather is cold, dress in layers.

Can I bring my own POV camera (ex: GoPro)?

The United States Parachute Association has a basic safety regulation that does not allow any students/jumpers with under 200 jumps to wear POV cameras; you are not permitted to bring a camera/GoPro on your jump.

How long does it take to skydive?

The process from start to finish can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours so bring a cooler and a camp chair. You are welcome to watch the parachutes being packed as well as the other skydivers landing.

Do you offer refunds?

No. We do not offer refunds. You have one year to use your deposit. All money is transferable but not refundable.

Do you offer specials or discounts?

What time should I arrive?

Your reservation time is your check in time!

What about alcohol or drugs?

No alcohol or drugs in your system on the day of your jump.

Can my friends and family watch me jump?

Yes! We have a large viewing area with picnic tables.

What altitude will I jump from?

We jump from up to 13,500 feet. The free-fall is approximately 60 seconds, and the canopy time is anywhere from 5-7 minutes.

Will I throw up?

Chances are no, but it has happened. We suggest to not overeat or eat food that doesn’t agree with you. Stay hydrated.

I want to jump on my own. How do I do that?

Are you open to the public?

At this time we are by reservation only. We are open for tandem reservations Thursday through Monday.

I am jumping with a group of people and we all want photos and video; do we each need to purchase a photo/video package?

Yes. Each person who wishes to have video/photo evidence of their skydive (and honestly, you’ll want to relive this!) needs to purchase one of our three packages. We can capture ground footage of the group pre-jump (just let us know), but the videographer can only capture one person in the air during the actual skydive. Check out this blog post about which options we have.

Can I bring my pet?

While we love pets at Skydive Suffolk, please leave yours at home. The only exception is a registered service dog.

Do I jump with my group?

If you have reserved as a group, we will do everything in our power to ensure you are all on the same load. However, we can’t guarantee everyone will be on the same plane.

What if there is bad weather on the day of my skydive?

Skydiving is a weather dependent sport and there is no guarantee of jumping on your scheduled jump date. If the weather is bad, we will do our best to call you in a timely manner to reschedule your reservation. We do not charge a rescheduling fee.

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