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At Skydive Swansea we are committed to providing a safe environment using highly qualified instructors… to allow you to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush over the Gower Peninsular.
There are many reasons why people choose to make a parachute jump. You may be fulfilling a lifetime dream, wishing to raise money for a charity or looking to surprise somebody with a gift that they will remember forever. Whatever your choice is, let us make the arrangements for you.
You do not need to be an Olympic athlete to become a skydiver but there are limitations as regards to your weight – tandems are 15 stone for men and 13 stone for ladies (both fully clothed).
Groundrush Tandems we can take men up to 16 stone (fully clothed).
EVERYONE has to fill out a “Student Tandem Declaration of Fitness” form (also known as the medical form).
Some people will require a doctor to sign and stamp this form.
Anyone aged 16 or 17 will require the signature of a parent or legal guardian on the BPA Membership Agreement (also known as the under 18 parental consent form).
Visit our documents page to download copies of these forms from our website.
A tandem skydive is the ideal first jump – you will experience the thrill of freefall and enjoy a high performance canopy ride whilst attached to a fully qualified instructor. On arrival you will be introduced to your tandem instructor who will take you through all the training required for you to do your skydive. This includes a talk about the equipment to be used, aircraft orientation as well as covering what you can expect in freefall and finally the position you need to adopt for landing. The training takes about 30 minutes and your instructor will be pleased to answer any questions that you may have.
For your jump we will provide you with a jumpsuit, gloves, goggles and headgear. Next you will be fitted into the dual harness.
You will be jumping from up to 12,000 feet. It takes around 15 minutes for the aircraft to reach altitude so you will have time to relax and enjoy the spectacular views.
Once at altitude, you are ready to go! You will be freefalling at 120mph for about 45 seconds. Your instructor will deploy the parachute by 5,000 feet. The parachute has dual controls so you can aid the instructor by spiralling the parachute around the sky.
Your instructor will take control of the parachute for the landing. All in all it is an experience guaranteed to take your breath away!
To commemorate your skydive you will be presented with a certificate at the end of the jump.
The cost for the tandem skydive, including the instructor payment and third party insurance, is £230 per person. A deposit of £40 is required at the time of booking.
Jumping For Charity – raising money for good causes.
Skydive Swansea’s Mission
“As the only skydiving facility in Wales, our primary aim at Skydive Swansea is to promote and help Welsh and national charities raise funds through tandem skydiving by offering a direct service. By dealing with the parachute centre direct, additional fees will not be unsuspectingly paid to agencies and middlemen for making a booking on your behalf. Our pledge is that every penny above the cost of the tandem skydive goes to your chosen charity. Through your efforts at fundraising you will have the option to experience the thrill of skydiving and help raise much needed funds for charity.”
Jump for charity – How it works………………………
You are required to raise a minimum of £320 in sponsorship. The cost of your skydive is paid out of your sponsorship money and the rest goes to the charity that you have chosen. So by raising the minimum of £320, £220 pays for your skydive and £100 goes to the charity. The payment for your jump includes the instructor payment and third party insurance.
If you raise more than the minimum amount, the costs of the skydive remain the same, and the charity gets more money. We will provide you with sponsorship forms when we have received your deposit. If you wish to pay for the skydive yourself then we ask that you raise a minimum of £100 for the charity of your choice.
Please note that on the day of your jump you are required to pay for the balance of your skydive with cash or postal order. If you have used Just Giving to raise all of your sponsorship online then you will not be able to do this. Therefore we suggest that some sponsorship money is raised using the sponsor forms provided in order to be able to jump for free.
All that is required to book your skydive is a deposit of £40. This can be paid by cheque or postal order made payable to “Skydive Swansea Ltd”. Please note that the cost of the camera flyer (DVD and freefall photos) cannot be paid for from your sponsorship money.
Ground Rush – an adrenaline rush from 7,000 feet!
Experience a different type of tandem where you exit from a lower altitude of 7,000 feet instead of our usual 12,000 feet. A popular choice for on a budget for those wishing to try before embarking on the higher tandem. We can also take men up to 16 stone on this tandem.
Training is to the same high standard as our regular tandem skydives. On arrival at the parachute centre your tandem instructor will take you through all you need know to make the jump safely. This will include the equipment to be used, aircraft orientation as well as covering what you can expect in freefall and finally the position you need to adopt for landing. This briefing and training generally takes 30 minutes and the instructor will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
For your skydive you will be provided with a jump suit, gloves, goggles and headgear. Next you will be fitted into your harness by your instructor. Once inside the aircraft you will be attached to your instructor. You will still experience that huge rush of adrenaline as you see the door open at 7,000 feet and you move towards the edge of the aircraft. Momentarily suspended outside before you exit. Your instructor will deploy the parachute within seconds and by about 5,000 feet you’ll be under a Ram Air Tandem Parachute spiraling through the sky. The parachute has dual controls and you can aid the instructor in steering the parachute to make the most of the stunning views over the Gower peninsula. Your instructor will take complete control of the landing after about 5 minutes, guaranteed to take your breath away! To commemorate your skydive experience you’ll also be presented with a certificate of achievement.
We will be offering the Ground Rush Tandems on Fridays and Bank Holidays throughout the year. Please give us a call on 01792 207035/0777 9019655 to check the dates available.
The cost for the Ground Rush skydive, including the instructor payment and third party insurance, is £160 per person. A deposit of £40 is required at the time of booking. See below for our booking enquiry form.
Gift Vouchers – the gift of a lifetime!
If you would like to give a truly original and unforgettable gift then a tandem skydive is the ideal solution. Gift Vouchers are available for our Tandem Skydive from 12,000 feet and our Ground Rush Tandem from 7,000 feet.
While a large number of gift vouchers are purchased for birthday and Christmas presents, we are asked to provide gift vouchers for all manner of occasions from wedding gifts, stag or hen parties, to graduation, anniversary presents or proposing to your loved one!
We need some additional details for the gift booking and there are one or two areas you may wish to give some thought to. We will ask you for your name and address, the name of the person you will be making the gift to and their personal details so that we can ensure that they are suitable to make a parachute jump in terms of their of age and weight. If you do not know the details we need then you will have to come up with an ingenious plan to find out the required information without spoiling the surprise!
Feel free to contact us if you have any queries otherwise you can arrange your voucher right now using our dedicated Gift Voucher form where we will collect the essential information needed for your gift voucher.
Two types of Gift Vouchers are available. The Tandem Skydive from 12,000 feet which costs £230 and our Ground Rush Tandem from 7,000 feet which costs £160.
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