Tips For First Time Skydivers

Quick Tips To Help You Plan A Fun Day Skydiving

If you are like most of our customers, you have lots of questions about how to prepare for your big day. Jumping out of an airplane is no ordinary day and arriving with the right mindset will help calm your nerves. Knowing what to expect gets your mind prepared for your first skydiving adventure. 

1. Weather Can Delay or Prevent Skydives

Tips for first time skydiving

No one wants to have bad weather on the day of their skydive. Unfortunately bad weather is sometimes inevitable. Be flexible; you may have to reschedule or have delays on your skydive date. If we are not skydiving it is because it is not safe to do so. Allow time for weather conditions to present a safer skydiving experience. The staff at Skydive Danielson will make decisions in regards to weather. Go with the flow and have a Plan B just in case.

2. What To Eat Before Skydiving

Many of our customers tell us that they have not eaten anything all day. Having an empty stomach can be just as bad as having a full belly. While we don't recommend downing a chili cheese dog before the plunge, we recommend having a light lunch. Bring snacks! Weather delays can leave you here longer than expected. Hot day? Stay hydrated! The sensations of freefall and parachute flight can upset an empty stomach or dehydrated guest.

3. What To Wear Skydiving

The best clothes to wear skydiving are ones that allow you to be warm enough or cool enough depending on the temperature. At 14,000 ft the temperature is about 30 degrees cooler than on the ground. Skydiving clothes also need to be easy to move around in and not bulky. Don't forget to wear clothes you won't mind getting grass stains on! Jumpsuits are available and will make you look awesome!

Required: Gym Shoes

Good Choices:

  • Bright colored shirts look great in photos! 
  • Dress in layers - you will be prepared for varying temperatures
  • 70 or higher - athletic apparel (moisture wicking shirts, yoga pants) knee length shorts, tshirts
  • 60-70 - long pants and wear multiple layers on top to prepare for a range of temperatures
  • 60 or below - long pants/shirts and wear warm layers (long johns, Under Armour)
  • Bring hair ties (braids and buns work great)


  • shorts above the knee
  • low cut tank tops
  • collared shirts
  • sandals/boots
  • jewelry

4. Relax

Tips to have a great first tandem skydive in CT

Easier said than done, right? Upon arrival, our staff will help you feel comfortable and ready to skydive. Having 2nd thoughts? Just remember why you decided to try skydiving in the first place! Carpe diem!

5. Have a good time

A skydive is a huge event in your life and can be life altering. You are our guest, let us make your skydive day all about you. The Staff at Skydive Danielson are here to deliver an excellent time for you and your friends. So sit back, relax and enjoy your day. Skydiving is an amazing experience you won't soon forget. Life is all about having a good story to tell. Do the things in life that challenge you the most.