From just £185
£70 deposit - 15,000ft jumps £35 extra
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a tandem skydive is unlikely to be forgotten! Many do sponsored tandem jumps for charity or simply just for the thrill of falling at speeds in the order of 120-180 mph.
Courses are normally scheduled on weekends late January through mid December as scheduled on the booking Calendar, and during British Summer Time (late March to late October) on public holidays and other mid week days as detailed on the booking Calendar.
Pricing for Tandem Skydives from up to 10,000ft:
All prices are per participant, and days subject to schedule and availability
- For weekend jumps
- £249 for 1-2 people
- £219 for 3-9 people
- £209 for 10-19 people
- £199 for 20-39 people
- Monday - Friday
- £199 for 1-39 people
- Low price Thursdays - £185 per participant!
- Large groups of 40+ people - £185 per participant any day!
Upgrade to a Tandem Skydive from up to 15,000ft so potentially doubling the Tandem Free Fall from 5,000ft to 10,000ft for just £35.
On the day
Registration, Documentation and Training can take in the order of 45 minutes to 1 hour.
On completion of training each instructor can, given good weather, take participants on Tandem Skydives at a rate of 1 participant per each remaining hour of the day. According to demand we may schedule in 1 instructor mid week, and 2 to 5 on weekends.
Participants, their friends & family should not rule out the possibility that adverse conditions may delay or postpone their jumps so requiring additional attendance at the Centre to jump - poor weather on the first visit is no guarantee of good weather on subsequent visits.
(Statistics indicate that 50% of participants jump on their 1st booked date, 25% on their 2nd, 12½% on their 3rd and 12½% have to book 4 or more dates in order to complete their jumps. That is the nature of skydiving and it should be noted that no refunds are offered to those unwilling to reschedule to alternative dates)
A queuing system operates at the Centre normally with those with the lower ticket reference being manifested first. Where possible we do try and group participants with friends and family, but this can't always be guaranteed.
Whilst it is best to indicate a preference to us in advance you can arrange a video of a Tandem Skydive as late as the day of your course for a total cost of £99 (which gets you an edited DVD of your skydive, including pre jump footage, footage during the aircraft flight, footage of the skydive & where possible as a bonus footage of the landing. We sub-contract this service out to Phoenix Video Productions who can be contacted in advance by email at:
The way the video service works is that you pay ourselves, Skydive Academy Ltd, £44 (card or cash payment only) for the cameraflyer's parachute dropping flight up in the aircraft and you pay Phoenix Video Productions £55 (who do not accept a card payment) for the edited DVD should the video be of an acceptable standard. Should the video be of an unacceptable standard, as judged by ourselves & Phoenix, (of which less than 3% fall into that category and included in that 3% is less than 1% which fail to come out due to camera switch off in free fall, lens misting up etc) we would refund the £44 you paid us to get the cameraflyer in the air, however there would be no refund of the Tandem Fee, or provision by us, Skydive Academy Ltd, of a free 2nd Tandem experience should the video fail to come out.
All participants need to satisfy the criteria laid down in BPA Form 115, a fully completed version of which needs to be presented on checking in on the day of the course.
- Any participants aged 40 years or older are required to have BPA form 115 endorsed by a doctor.
- Need to be 16 years older and above, 16 & 17 year olds need parental/guardian consent on BPA Form 106
- Max weight is 15st 7lbs/98kg unseen but we may accept upto 16st 7lbs/105kg after a face to face personal assessment.
- Once trained participants would normally be expected to demonstrate an arched body position.
- Participants would normally be expected to be able to maintain a legs raised position for at least a count of 5 seconds (this can be practised by sitting on a stool).
Rescheduling and Cancelation
There is no charge to reschedule 10 days or more in advance of the booked date but within 10 days of the booked date a £35 reschedule fee is charged.
Once a course is booked no refund can be claimed although prior to the commencement of the course a place may be transferred to another without charge. Once a booked course has commenced places are no longer transferable. Those not attending courses will loose the deposit element and face an additional reschedule fee of £35 to book a new date.
On completion of their initial training participants will be issued with a jump ticket by their Instructor which they should then hand into the Manifest Office (normally on the same day for Tandems or very often the next day for Solo SLs). In the event that jumps are postponed due to adverse conditions jumpers should retrieve their tickets from the Manifest Office in order to be able to present them on their next visit. Should jumpers thereafter be unable to present their ticket on a future date (be that through loss, damage or forgetfulness) a 10 pound charge will be levied for a replacement ticket.
We operate a ticket in (jumper ready to jump) ticket out (jumper not ready to jump) system. Jumpers leaving tickets in at the Manifest Office when they have withdrawn from jumping that day leads to confusion and delays, accordingly any jumper who leaves a ticket in when they have not jumped that day will face a 10 pound charge to retrieve their ticket on a subsequent date.
Should participants exceed a period of 3 months since last attending to jump, or should participants demonstrate a major lack of competence at any stage after completing their initial training, they will need to retake the full training syllabus again, normally by booking onto and attending another scheduled course with suitable availability. Should the latter be within 3 months of participants last attending the Centre but also within 12 months of their initial training no charge will be raised for such retraining. If over 3 months since participants last attended a fee of £50 will be charged for a full retrain. Any participants exceeding a period of 12 months since their initial training will need to attend another full course at the full course fee in place at that time.