Are you new to skydiving and have questions about tandem jumping?
A tandem jump (or tandem skydive) involves two people jumping together and strapped to each other through the entire descent. The connecting straps are used in a way that one person floats above the other during the freefall. It is not possible to tandem jump with just anyone and it involves a certified instructor and a student. Two people who are new in skydiving are not allowed to jump together.
The tandem partner that you jump along with is a licensed skydiver. They need to go through rigorous training and make at least 500 jumps to get the title of instructor.
If you are jumping with a certified instructor, you just need to attend the skydiving sessions before the leap. Most of the work will be done by the instructor and there is not much that you need to learn. Before gearing up, you will get a brief from your instructor. You get to know about the equipment and what to expect from the entire experience. All of this will be covered right before the jump and not much training is required.
Is Tandem Jumping Safe?
If you are skydiving for the first time, or just want to tick it off a bucket list, Tandem skydiving is a great option. While tandem skydiving, you are attached to the instructor with a harness at four points at the shoulders and hips. This means that as you fall, you are basically lying in the air and your instructor will be on top of you. Your view is not blocked and your instructor is responsible for the operation of the equipment. Jumping for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience, but the presence of the instructor ensures your safety.
Skydiving With Friends
Skydiving can be a great group activity, making a unique memory you and your friends can share forever. You will all be on the plane together, and anyone taking part in a dive will have an instructor strapped to their back.
Want to find out more about tandem skydives?
At Commando Skydivers, we offer tandem skydiving experiences that will be remembered forever. Our jump lets you experience the exhilaration of a 200km/h freefall. There is no previous experience required and you will be strapped to a highly qualified tandem instructor during your entire skydive experience. This ensures that you are in safe hands and are able to make the most out of the experience.
We are committed to offering the safest experience to our customers and only make use of the highest quality parachute equipment. The main parachute will be deployed by your instructor and you can enjoy the views and get lost in the dive. Skydiving is a one-of-a-kind experience and we want to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you would like to find out more about tandem skydiving, feel free to reach out to us here or call us on 1300 555 956, and we’ll be more than happy to talk to you about our skydiving packages and lessons.