A skydive experience can impart a wide variety of benefits, such as helping penguins conquer their feelings of flightless inferiority. Join penguins in their high-altitude conquests with this Groupon.
$136 for a Tandem Skydive with an Instructor (Up to $220 Value)
During tandem jumps, skydivers strap themselves to instructors and plummet into free falls of more than 120 miles per hour for up to 60 seconds, followed by 5-minute parachuted glides back down to earth.
Though rates at Skydive Carolina! vary throughout the week and they sometimes feature discounted prices online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
A group of 10 grown men sprawled out on the hangar floor, each one grasping the calves of his neighbor. It's a puzzling sight, until you realize they're skydivers practicing a group jump formation. The licensed instructors at Skydive Carolina! have organized such aerial adventures for more than for 25 years, leading everyone from first-timers to experienced skydivers into the firmament within a Cessna 182, Beechcraft Super King Air, or Cessna Grand Caravan. They can memorialize free falls—which reach speeds that exceed 120 miles per hour—with photography and DVD recordings from cameras mounted onto clouds. Once parachutes deploy, groups glide down the drop zone into a triangular landing area bordered by evergreens and wildflowers.