Tandem Skydiving: Best Way To Get Your Skydiving Dream Fulfilled
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Tandem Skydiving: Best Way to Get Your Skydiving Dream Fulfilled

Is skydiving on your bucket list? Why not sign up for a tandem skydive? Tandem skydiving is a great way to experience this extreme activity for the first time. There are companies offering opportunities for people of all ages to experience tandem skydiving, starting with an instructional class where you can learn basic canopy and freefall skills.

Tandem skydiving means you will be jumping with a tandem skydive instructor. This person is a USPA rated tandem instructor who will teach you the basics and safety measures for the excursion. USPA (United States Parachute Association) is an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) recognized organization that issues master parachute licenses to professional instructors. You can feel safe and secure knowing that there is a professional who will skydive with you, and you can be confident that you can land safely at a pre-determined destination. The Virgin Islands is one of the best places where you can experience tandem skydiving.

In this type of skydiving, you are linked to a harness, which is attached to the tandem instructor. The USPA tandem instructor guides you through the entire jump and dive, from the exit to the freefall, maneuvering the canopy, and the landing. Tandem skydives only require minimal instruction for students because you are accompanied by a professional. Tandem skydiving is a good way to expose yourself to skydiving without exerting much effort. There are minimal expectations from you because the instructor is the one who is primarily responsible for timely and safe parachute deployment.

It is important to choose the right company and instructor that can let you experience a fun and thrilling tandem skydive. The activity requires high-quality equipment, like a drogue parachute, which deploys shortly after leaving the plane to minimize the terminal velocity of the divers and to ensure proper deployment and a longer skydive duration. At the same time, a proper parachute will let you fall on the same speed as the videographers who would document your experience. Tandem skydiving uses larger main parachutes, too. This way, they can easily support the weight of two skydivers.

There are certain things you must remember before you proceed with your plans to tandem skydive. You must be at least 18 years old and your weight must be at 230 lbs or less. Moreover, you should not consume any alcohol before any parachuting activity. Be sure to present a government issued ID with a photo when participating in parachuting activities, and dedicate at least 1.5 to two hours for the activity.

About the Company:

Skydive Virgin Islands is the only skydiving provider in the Virgin Islands operating from St. Thomas and St. Croix islands. We operate from Cyril King International Airport in St. Thomas and Henry Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix. We are the only certified tandem skydiving providers offering excursions including a 20 minute of airplane ride to altitude over beautiful Caribbean Island chain, one skydive of approximately 45 seconds of freefall from 10,500 feet with a professional USPA rated Tandem Instructor with a serene 5-7 minutes of canopy descent over Virgin Islands paradise.


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