What You'll Get
The first parachute was invented when Jack, tumbling haplessly from his titanium beanstalk, used a purloined pair of giant underpants to steady his fall. Glide to earth safely with today's deal: for $115, you get a tandem dive from 14,000 feet (a $195 value) at Skydive Philadelphia.
Skydive Philadelphia is the only certified skydiving center in Philadelphia that takes on bold skysplorers seven days a week. With a safety-committed staff of professional drop masters, jumping from an airplane will feel as safe as watching cherished reruns of Night Court while plummeting at terminal velocity toward the Earth. Jump from 14,000 feet (or 10,000, if you prefer), then hover in what Wilbur Wright called a "perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost" for about 75 seconds of free-fall.
Tandem skydiving includes an hour of training with a certified teacher, who will give you undivided attention and ensure that all of your questions and worries are addressed before you leave the ground. Parachutes, bug-blocking goggles, and stylish divewear will leave you feeling like a crisp million-dollar bill falling gracefully through two miles of sky. As a first-timer, a bird’s-eye view will open your mind to radical new possibilities, such as the possibility that you may have a legitimate claim to the French throne. A reservation is required.
You must be 18 or older to dive, and you must sign a legal waiver. Men must weigh no more than 270 lbs., and women must weigh no more than 220 lbs.
- What better way is there to forget about the doldrums and stress of everyday life than to strap a parachute to your back (along with a trained professional) and jump out of an airplane?....Safety is no concern, as you’re going to have a professional harnessed to your back and the equipment used is top of the line – Jeff Siti, Phillyist
- My experience was out of this world...The staff was very nice and my instructor that I jumped with named Pete was very funny. I was quite nervous seeing that I had never been in a plane before let alone going skydiving, but one of the stunt jumpers sitting on the plane next to me calmed me down a bit. – peacenl0ve, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. Must be at least 18. Must sign legal waiver. Hour-long training session required. Men must not weigh more than 270 lbs.; women must not weigh more than 220 lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Skydive Philadelphia
Skydive trips allows both beginner and seasoned divers a comprehensive and safe way to engage in free falls. Tandem dives allow first-timers to experience the thrill of a jump without special training or prior knowledge of species of stomach butterflies, and training programs ready aficionados for solo falls. A staff with decades of combined experience ensures a safe diving experience with bona fide instruction and equipment. The facilities include both indoor and outdoor observation areas for friends and family, as well as a picnic area jumpers often put to use after they've completed their adventure.