It's fun to feel a little scared every once in a while, which is why people watch horror movies or hire an accountant who works out of an old sedan. Feel a rush with this Groupon.
- $169 for a tandem skydive for one (a $280 value)
After basic instructions, guests strap into a parachute system with an instructor, then leap out of a plane and into free-fall speeds of up to 120 mph. This Groupon also entitles customers to a 10% discount on picture and video packages. Click here for a list of what to bring. Due to weather conditions, Skydive Collegeville does not schedule jumps between Thanksgiving and March.
Going against convention, the staff of Skydive Collegeville prioritize first-time jumpers over established divers. That's because their main focus is giving novices the best possible introduction to the sport, providing a laid-back atmosphere free from pressure or intimidation. During introductory lessons, their male and female certified tandem instructors walk clients through the basics of their jump on land before taking to the sky. Once they're harnessed into their parachute, the student and teacher duo both leap out of a plane for an exhilarating tandem free-fall, achieving speeds of up to 120 mph before leisurely drifting back to earth over suburban Collegeville. Guests can also request a record of their descent, which can be filmed with a camera on the instructor's wrist or captured by a videographer who skydives while simultaneously sitting in a director's chair.