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What You'll Get
Now popular as recreation, skydiving was once considered a practical way to dry a blanket or remove a passenger who called the pilot’s jokes “trite.” Soar through friendly skies with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $99 for a tandem skydive from 10,000 feet for one (a $169 value)
- $189 for a tandem skydive from 10,000 feet for two (a $338 value)
After strapping into a tandem harness with a trained and licensed instructor, customers will jump from the plane into a 5,000-foot free fall as Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Monterey Bay unfold 10,000 feet below. After about 30 seconds, the instructor deploys the parachute and coaches his or her skydiver on canopy control, proper landing techniques, and cloud-animal identification as they drift toward earth. With the instructor’s guidance, the skydiver steers the parachute to open ground and land safely.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to weather. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. 300lb weight max. Extra $1 fee per pound for every pound over 200lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Skydive Hollister
The instructors at Skydive Hollister conduct their highest jumps at 18,000 feet—the greatest height from which one can tandem skydive. Up there while a full panorama of the valley, hills and bay area stretches to the horizon the world seem more peaceful and beautiful, and if you’re lucky you might see places as far as Sierra Nevada. As the airplane gets closer to the jumping spot a green light flashes and it’s time for you to jump! At this point you will be already linked to your instructor who is not only certified by the United States Parachute Association but may also have experience that involves jumping in world championships, training with the Navy SEALs, or a past life as a flying squirrel. This instructor will conduct you to that open door and take that so desired leap into the blue sky. At 5,000 feet, instructors deploy the parachute and instruct their partner in parachute control and landing techniques as the blue waters of Monterey Bay and the hills of San Francisco unfold below.