Skydive Houston

Mound Creek

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Experienced skydiving instructors take students of any experience level to 10,000 feet for 60 seconds of tandem free fall

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Promotional value expires Mar 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice or $50 fee may apply. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. 250lb weight max; $20 extra fee applies if over 230lb. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Packing a parachute is not unlike packing a bag lunch: it's a bummer when your mom puts old ham in either one. Rely on the expertise of a maternal diver with today's Groupon: for $119, you get a tandem skydive from Skydive Houston (up to a $199 value).

The gravity-defying gurus of Skydive Houston take jumpers of all experience levels on airborne trips to terminal velocity. The aerial experience begins with a short introductory video, followed by 20–30 minutes of ground training with a dive instructor, learning the basics of how to smirk smugly at astonished birds. Fledgling fliers strap into a tandem harness with their parachute pros and ascend to up 14,000 feet in the school's own Twin Otter aircraft, named for the pair of shellfish-cracking mammals that powers its engines. Once out of the plane, each pair free-falls for about 60 seconds, followed by about seven minutes of calm parachuting, after which the instructor safely lands on a field or the nearest naturally-occurring pillow pile.

Skydive Houston has escorted more than 30,000 students out of its plane's jumping door, and the majority of its instructors have more than a thousand jumps under their belts. Nostalgic divers can have their earthward trip captured by one of the academy's talented cinematographers for an additional $99.

Customer Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience skydiving with my son! The staff were very patient and went above and beyond to answer questions and instruct the students as they prepared to skydive. Nate made the jump fun and I felt safe every step of the way!
Karla W. · July 11, 2012
The staff was very attentive to detail and walked you through the jump step be step. They were fun and professional. I loved it so much we bought another jump when we finished. Waiting in the video we purchased did take 2 hours. That was the only complaint that I have Great fun!
Cherilyn L. · June 24, 2012
Thanks for a great time and keeping us on the seats of our pants :)
Danny N. · June 12, 2012
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    15355 Penick Road

    Waller, TX 77484


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