What is a tandem Skydive: A Guided Leap into the Skies

Tandem skydiving, also referred to as tandem parachuting, is a skydiving method that involves a student skydiver being securely harnessed to a tandem instructor. This experienced instructor guides the student throughout the entire jump, which encompasses the exit from the aircraft, the exhilarating freefall, canopy control, and the precise landing. Unlike other training methods for novice skydivers, tandem skydiving requires minimal instruction, as the instructor oversees most aspects of the jump. Tandem skydive is one of the three commonly adopted methods for introducing beginners to the sport, the alternatives being static line and accelerated freefall.

Who Will Be Your Partner in the Sky?

During a tandem skydive, you’ll be securely attached to an instructor with a wealth of experience and qualifications. The tandem instructor must possess a minimum of 3 years of skydiving experience, having completed at least 500 jumps, and hold a master parachute license issued by a recognized organization accredited by the FAA. At Paragon, we take this expertise a step further, requiring our instructors to have a minimum of 1,500 jumps and the most seasoned skydivers boasting more than 12,000 skydives, along with over two decades in the industry.

Instructors are also mandated to undergo a certification course provided by the manufacturer of the tandem parachute system they will be employing. Additionally, the instructor must maintain an FAA Class III Medical Certificate and successfully complete a USPA Tandem Instructor Rating Course.

what is a tandem skydive?
What is a tandem skydive?

As with any sport or activity, a tandem skydive does entail a degree of risk, and potential skydivers should be fully aware of these inherent risks before embarking on their jump.

To contextualize the safety aspect, statistical data reveals that skydiving is remarkably safer than driving a car – in fact, 24 times safer. Moreover, tandem skydiving is 3 times safer than solo skydiving, providing additional reassurance for those considering this exhilarating experience.

In essence, the most adventurous part of your journey might be the drive itself. We prioritize safety as a paramount concern; you can find more comprehensive information on our  safety practices here.

what is a tandem skydive?
What is required for a tandem skydive

The Training Required for Tandem Skydiving

One of the advantages of tandem skydiving is its efficiency. The entire experience can be accomplished in a couple of hours. A short briefing session prepares you for the adventure ahead. During this briefing, you will learn about the correct body positions for exit, maintaining stability, and your responsibilities during landing. We will also teach you about the equipment you will be utilizing for the skydive, even though your skydiving instructor will oversee the equipment’s operation. The beauty of tandem skydiving lies in the fact that you can fully relish the sensation of freefall and the stunning panoramas without having to manage your own equipment.

It’s important to emphasize that you don’t not worry about the training process. Our experienced staff will guide you through every step, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

About us

At Skydive Dubai, we provide thrilling experiences with top-notch, safe equipment, under the guidance of certified trainers. We promise an unforgettable experience. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to have an exciting adventure and a memory of a lifetime. Please give us a call or fill out the reservation. We will get back to you shortly, to confirm the booking and answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the experience.  Thank you

/Skydive Dubai Team

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