For $125, today's side deal gets you a tandem skydive from 11,000 feet (a $225 value) at Skydive East Tennessee. The center's large, modern facilities are located in Dandridge, just 26 miles from Knoxville.
The licensed professionals at Skydive East Tennessee calm the nerves and boost the confidence of novice skysplorers looking to take their first plunge. After a brief training, you'll suit up in a tandem parachute with a friendly instructor, who will deploy the chute after a 45-second freefall through fluffy clouds. Revel in midair views of the Smoky Mountains and Douglas Lake during the five- to six-minute parachute drop back to the ground. A videographer typically captures each tandem skydive experience, from preflight training to the graceful landing, and the edited video is transferred to a DVD that may be ready for purchase on the same day as your visit (not included in this deal).
Though Skydive East Tennessee features a winter special on tandem skydives, this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Participants must be 18 or older with a maximum weight of 220 lbs.
- Surrounded by the Smokie [sic] Mountains, in a valley between two huge lakes, and showcasing the most brilliant sunset on the east coast this drop zone should be a destination for everyone! – gubitarr, Google Maps
- This dz is definitely worth checking out. I stopped by Saturday to check out the facilities and staff and was impressed with both. – Scotty_B, Dropzone
Skydive East Tennessee
Two miles might seem like a negligible distance when you’re driving a car. But when you’re skydiving from two miles above the earth, you relish every foot that separates you from the ground. As the only safety net for their patrons, Skydive East Tennessee’s licensed instructors escort divers thousands of feet up into the sky, where they enjoy aerial views of the Smoky Mountains, make white beards out of fluffy clouds, and embark on 45-second freefalls. Before ever stepping foot into the company’s aircraft, the seasoned staff goes over all the details of the trip, ensuring jumpers know exactly what to expect as they leap from the plane and finish their fall with a scenic 5-minute parachute ride. A camera crew can document the whole experience, from the instruction period to the landing, and assembles the footage into a keepsake DVD set to music for an additional fee.