How to Start
Skydive Cape Town offers you the easiest way to experience the thrill of skydiving for the first time.
Introductory Tandem Skydive
A tandem jump is the way to go if you’re unsure about skydiving, and want to try it out before committing to a full course. Experience the thrill of freefall without the effort of learning all the theory.
On a tandem jump, you are strapped to a Tandem Instructor with a special harness that’s attached to a specially designed parachute large enough to support both of you. After only 15 minutes of ground briefing you will enjoy a spectacular 20 minute aircraft ride, experiencing the finest views of the West Coast, Cape Town, Robben Island and Table Mountain.
Then it's action time! Out the door for a 120mph/200kph freefall, falling about 25-30 seconds from 9,000ft . The Tandem Instructor opens the parachute at about 5000ft, and a peaceful 3-4 minute parachute ride to the ground follows.
If you’d like to capture the moment, the tandem master can film the jump by means of cameras attached to his wrist.
Please note that you will not be permitted to take any cameras, cellphones or other loose objects on the aircraft.
A tandem jump requires that you’re in general good health. The maximum weight for a tandem passenger is 100kg . Parental consent is required for jumpers under the age of 18.
After the Tandem jump we can give you more information on how to continue your training with the aim of obtaining a Skydiving licence.