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 skydiving experience with a $30 photo credit ($339 value)
Maryland Skydiving Center
It's not everyday you leap from an airplane two miles above the ground and soar through the air at speeds up to 120 miles per hour. Unless, of course, you're one of the seasoned skydiving instructors at Maryland Skydiving Center.
Here, the team of fearless free-fallers introduce others to the thrill of the jump. Tandem skydives start with a brief training lesson to familiarize newbies with the free-fall position and teach them a few basic words in bird. From there, skydivers are strapped to an experienced instructor and spend several minutes watching other divers jump before boarding their plane. Once the proper altitude is reached, the only thing left to do is jump while the instructor takes care of the rest. After several minutes of adrenaline-boosting free fall, the parachute opens and slows both diver and instructor, allowing them to coast back to solid ground while taking in stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
97% of 61 customers recommend
“It was an amazing experience!! I have zero complaints from beginning to end. Everyone was very friendly and the diving guides (Brad and Marcos) did a great job at...”
“It was an amazing experience!! I have zero complaints from beginning to end. Everyone was very friendly and the diving guides (Brad and Marcos) did a great job at keeping us both entertained and calm. Marcos has a bit of a dark sense of humor, so...don't take him seriously! Lol. I always thought skydiving was a bucket list activity that you just do once and cross off of your list, but I'm definitely going again!”
“Had my very first skydiving experience yesterday - it was incredible! The center was a bit behind due to scheduling issues and needing to replace a battery in the...”
“Had my very first skydiving experience yesterday - it was incredible! The center was a bit behind due to scheduling issues and needing to replace a battery in the cable box of the plane, but worked with us to make sure everything was alright and they got us up in the air pretty quickly. Training was short but thorough, all the staff members were great, and they were even able to accommodate a member of our group who joined last minute without a reservation. Marco, my tandem instructor, was very enthusiastic and made sure that I had the best possible experience, which must have been difficult after doing many jumps in one day. It was by far the scariest and coolest experience I've ever had, and we all immediately wanted to go again! FYI - it's customary to tip your instructor if you have a good time, which we didn't know prior to arriving. All our instructors more than earned a tip! The airport itself is a quick 1 minute drive from the center, with a bathroom and ATMs and a small restaurant if you end up having time before your dive, like we did.”
“Sooooooo much fun!!!!”