Most people tend to choose a skydiving center based on 2 factors: location and pricing. However, the first reason to choose a skydiving school should start with the safety of the operation. Once you have chosen locations based on safety your next step is to debunk pricing and make sure you understand your final cost. Read on to find out how to choose a skydiving center.
The most important factor when making a tandem skydive is that you choose a safe, reputable skydiving center with highly trained tandem instructors and pilots. What makes a skydiving center safe?
Tandem instructors are the people who will take you as a passenger on your first skydive. It is important that your tandem instructor has followed the requirements to become a professional instructor. To become a tandem instructor, an individual must:
Not all skydiving centers offer the same product. Some locations jump from different altitudes depending on what type of aircraft they are flying. When trying to understand the pricing of a location the first question to ask is, "What Altitude Will I Skydive From?" Skydiving centers jump from two main altitudes:
To make sure you are properly comparing prices of different skydiving centers make start off by comparing the same altitude prices. Not all locations have the option to jump from 14,000 ft. Read more about this topic in our article: How High Is A Tandem Skydive Jump? 2 Reasons Why Your Exit Altitude Matters.
Some locations also have hidden fees. Be sure to find out what your total cost for skydiving will be before booking a reservation. Skydiving centers will charge fees in the following areas: