Skydiving, without a doubt, is one of the most thrilling activities you can engage in. Traveling thousands of feet up in the sky and then jumping out of a moving airplane gives you an adrenaline rush like nothing else can. That's why the sport has hundreds of thousands of followers around the globe with more enthusiasts joining in on the thrills every day.
If you're thinking about trying skydiving you might be wondering; how much is it to go skydiving? What does skydiving cost if, for example, you just want to try it once?
How much does it cost to go skydiving? The answer is approximately $300.00, although that can go up or down a little based on where you choose to go. It can also change a bit depending on if you make a reservation ahead of time, make plans to jump tandem your first time, or want to jump solo.
Maybe you want to learn how to skydive so you can do it regularly? If so, you might be also wondering what skydiving requirements you need to meet?
Maybe you're searching for answers to questions like how long it takes, what kind of equipment you'll need to purchase, and more. Keep reading and we'll give you all the answers you're looking for about skydiving! Enjoy!
As we mentioned, the cost to skydive is approximately $300, give or take a few bucks. What that $300 gets you is one jump with a highly experienced and certified sky diving instructor, otherwise known as a tandem jump.
A short lesson is also included so that you know what to do and what's going to happen. (Mostly you will just be enjoying the jump but there are a couple of things you need to know.)
The tandem skydiving cost includes everything below:
Skydiving is a risky sport, there's no denying that. To reduce the risk substantially, there are a few requirements that you, and the skydiving company, need to meet.
While it is recommended to tandem jump the first time you go skydiving, there are some people who want to do it solo and also learn how to become skydivers.
To do that, however, you would need to take an Accelerated Freefall course or AFF. This is a course that trains you how to skydive solo and lets you jump solo right from the start.
One of the biggest differences with an AFF course (besides jumping solo, of course) is that you'll jump with 2 instructors by your side. Not attached to you, but with you during the jump.
Before you jump you'll also take a full day of instructions, which are more intense than when you tandem jump for obvious reasons. While all 3 of you freefall the instructors will use hand signals to communicate with you. Things like your body position, the altitude, etc.
When you reach 5500 feet they'll advise you to pull the ripcord and deploy your parachute. Once you do, they will do the same and the three of you will make your way to the ground. In most cases, you'll get instructions from the ground through a headset so that you land safely.
Keep in mind that, to do this, it usually means that you sign up for the entire AFF course, which is normally 25 jumps. The cost for an AFF course average between $1800.00 and $3200.00, which is obviously much higher than a single, tandem jump. Knowing that large price difference, it would behoove you to be very sure that you want to take up skydiving as a hobby before you start.
As we mentioned, an AFF course costs between $1800 and $3200. That, however, is not the only cost you will incur if you want to learn how to skydive solo and do it on your own regularly. Those extra costs are as follows:
Many folks who are learning how to skydive rent their gear from a skydiving school. There are quite a few pieces of equipment and gear you'll need including:
Renting all of this equipment would cost about $40 to $50 per jump, which could get expensive rather quickly. If you decide that you want to purchase all of your gear you can expect to spend somewhere between $4000.00 and $10,000.00. You can often spend a bit less if you purchase used equipment.
Once you've gone through all of the training and received a license (the A license is first) the cost for each jump will be about $40.00 to $55.00 each time (assuming you now have all of your own equipment).
To get your 'A' license you'll need to apply for (and pass) the United States Parachute Association's (USPA) written and oral tests and become a member. Annual membership costs $78 or you can purchase a lifetime membership for $2500.
If you've taken an AFF course you should have everything that's required to get your A License from the USPA when you're finished. That includes;
Now you know how much skydiving cost and most skydiving requirements to get an A license! We hope you liked this "how much to go skydiving" article. If you did, please consider sharing it with friends, family, and colleagues who might have an interest in learning how to skydive.
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