F.A.Q.

Questions frequently asked by first time jumpers.
Here are some answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions asked by first time jumpers about skydiving. If there is anything you are not sure about please feel free to drop us an email, or speak to one of our instructors before your jump.

Clothing

Skydiving isn’t a fashion contest. Any clothes that you are comfortable in should be fine. Loose fitting clothes will  allow you to be more comfortable during your skydive. We provide jumpsuits that cover your clothes. For the ladies, we don’t recommend dresses or skirts. Most people wear shorts and a t-shirt in the warmer months. On cooler days, jeans and a sweatshirt will help keep you warm.

Shoes

Trainers or similar soft soled shoes work best. Sandals, high-heels, flip-flops and other shoes that can easily come should not be worn. The shoes must be tight and able to stay during freefall. For your own and other skydivers safety, shoes or boots with hooks should not be worn.

Jewellery

It’s best to leave jewellery at home. It could easily be lost during the skydive. If you are wearing jewellery, it’s best to give it to a friend or family member for the duration of the jump. Watches should not be worn during the jump.

Long Hair

If you have long hair, you should plan on pulling it back or putting it into a pony tail. Some people prefer to tuck their long hair inside their helmets.

Contact Lenses and Glasses

Goggles are provided for all students. The goggles protect your eyes from the wind. If you wear prescription glasses, you can either jump without your glasses, or put our goggles over your glasses. If you wear contacts, be sure to tell your instructor so they can ensure that the goggles are tight against your face.

Cameras

You will have to leave the camera in the aircraft before exit. If you were to drop the camera it could injure people on the ground. If you were to tie it to yourself it could cause you harm if it were to tangle with the parachute or aircraft. If you would like to get some video footage or photos of your skydive, this is available as option on all skydives.

 

Breathing in Freefall

You can breath in freefall as in normal air, the trick is to raise your chin so your face is not exposed to the air stream. The air will deflect around your chin.

Health and Fitness

An average level of fitness and health is sufficient for skydiving. If the student has any known conditions which may impede his or her ability to skydive then they shall be requested to bring a doctors note of recommendation.

Risks and Danger

You are participating in an adventure sport which is inherently dangerous. Our instructors have thousands of skydives and are aware of the risks. We will take every precaution against foreseeable danger to maintain your safety. Statistically Skydiving is safer than most of adventure sports.

Age Restrictions

There is no age restriction on tandem passengers, but they must fit the harness. Students under 18 years of age must have an indemnity signed by their legal guardian.

Weight Restrictions

The weight limitation is generally 100kg for students and tandem jumpers, but exceptions can be made on review of the jumpers level of fitness.

 

 
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