Though children are taught to reach for the sky, in time it becomes apparent that jumping out of the sky is more practical. Embark from above with this Groupon.
$149 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump (Up to $279 Value)
During the tandem skydiving jump, divers strap into a harness with an experienced instructor before flying to an altitude of 7,500–9,000 feet (jumps over 9,000 feet are optional). Once ready, the team opens the door and jumps out of the plane, freefalling for up to 45 seconds at a terminal velocity of around 200 kilometres per hour.
Over the past 16 years, Adventure Skydiving’s aeronautical staff has taken more than 13,000 people on their first skydiving jump, inducing life-changing thrills on a daily basis. Tandem skydiving jumps take patrons of all experience levels on a partnered leap from a maximum height of 11,000 feet, reaching speeds of up to 230 kilometres per hour. Optional video footage documents hurtling leaps and the subsequent scenic drifts to the earth as skydivers release their canopies. Adventure Skydiving also holds courses to educate students in skydiving techniques such as properly exiting the aircraft, changing position in midair, and posing for avian paparazzi.
Adventure Skydiving also puts up guests at an on-site campground with a bunkhouse, a barbecue area, and a lounge with a pool table and dartboard. A spectator zone lets visitors watch skydivers careen through the atmosphere, and with proper focus, spectators may feel as if they are falling up.