What You'll Get
We know this won't be an easy weekend for you. It's a great deal—and a chance at an extraordinary adrenaline rush—but do you have it in you to take the plunge? Maybe you're the career thrill-seeker who chews up adventure and spits out stories. Or maybe you're more like us, ordinary Janes and Joes, nine-to-fivers, worker bees who aren't sure they're cut out for real adventure. But here's a Groupon secret to transform your life: bees can fly.
Today’s Groupon to Skydive Philadelphia lets you tandem jump from 14,000 feet for $125 (a $239 value). Flutter through the sky in ecstasy as your new freefalling perspective changes the way you think about the sky, the ground, and the internalism/externalism debate in epistemology.
Skydive Philadelphia is the only certified skydiving center in Philadelphia that takes on bold skysplorers seven days a week. With a safety-committed staff of professional drop masters, jumping from an airplane will feel as safe as watching cherished reruns of Night Court while plummeting at terminal velocity toward the Earth. Jump from 14,000 feet (or 10,000 if you prefer), then hover in what Wilber Wright called a "perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost" for about 75 seconds of freefall.
Tandem skydiving includes an hour of training with a certified teacher, who will give you undivided attention and ensure that all of your questions and worries are addressed before you leave the ground. Parachutes, bug-blocking goggles, and stylish divewear will leave you feeling like a crisp million-dollar bill falling gracefully through two miles of sky.
As a first-timer, a bird’s-eye view of downtown Philly will open your mind to radical new possibilities, such as the possibility that you may have a legitimate claim to the French throne. Embrace and challenge your humanity while conquering your fear of flying and fulfilling your New Year’s resolution to strap yourself to another person. The experience will re-establish your love of stable ground and the island of Philadelphia.
- What better way is there to forget about the doldrums and stress of everyday life than to strap a parachute to your back (along with a trained professional) and jump out of an airplane?....Safety is no concern, as you’re going to have a professional harnessed to your back and the equipment used is top of the line – Jeff Siti, Phillyist
- My experience was out of this world...The staff was very nice and my instructor that I jumped with named Pete was very funny. I was quite nervous seeing that I had never been in a plane before let alone going skydiving, but one of the stunt jumpers sitting on the plane next to me calmed me down a bit. – peacenl0ve, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 5, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Weight Limit: Male-270 lbs; Female-220 lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Skydive Philadelphia
Skydive trips allows both beginner and seasoned divers a comprehensive and safe way to engage in free falls. Tandem dives allow first-timers to experience the thrill of a jump without special training or prior knowledge of species of stomach butterflies, and training programs ready aficionados for solo falls. A staff with decades of combined experience ensures a safe diving experience with bona fide instruction and equipment. The facilities include both indoor and outdoor observation areas for friends and family, as well as a picnic area jumpers often put to use after they've completed their adventure.