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 lets you tandem jump from 14,000 feet at Skydive! Carolina for $124 (up to a $209 value; $199 on weekdays). This trustworthy adrenaline factory, located in Chester, SC, has been successfully dropping the curious out of planes for 23 years.
Leap into a free-falling adventure that puts bravery and the law of universal gravitation to the test. Jumpers will be affixed to a certified skydiver throughout the wondrous ordeal, making this a great opportunity for baby birds to test their wings. Skydiving never loses its rush, so even seasoned soarers will have fun slicing through the clouds in a rousing round of atmospheric fun, and finally bringing the fight to starlings where they live. During the memorable experience, you'll become drawn to the earth like a moth to another, scantily clad moth while fulfilling your monthly quota of adrenaline.
People who are scared of heights expect to be scared stiff by jumping out of an airplane and hurtling through the air, but many of them are surprised to find they're totally comfortable. People who skydive say the feeling of pure freedom is unparalleled, the adrenaline rush is addictive, facing one's fears is satisfying, and falling out of the sky is pretty good. Plus, it isn't likely you'll wet your pants.
Skydivers must be 18 or older and weigh less than 225 lbs.
The Charlotte Observer published a story about a Skydive! Carolina customer fulfilling a life-long dream of flying, and in a Vimeo video a couple married on a Skydive! Carolina plane, then took the plunge.
- The landing area is huge and the staff is very nice. After a good orientation I got together with some belly flyers and made some nice jumps. – thesaint, Dropzone
- The staff are very professional and have unprecedented knowledge and experience in the sport. The scenery is gorgeous as you look over forests, lakes, and green fields. On a good day you can see Charlotte. – mrbopeep, Dropzone
- The main thing I remember before the actual jump, as the plane climbed up into the clouds, was how refreshing the air feels at 14,000 feet. – Brett M., Yelp
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.
1903 King Air Drive
Chester, South Carolina 29706Get Directions