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 $120, you get a tandem skydive jump with an experienced instructor (a $195 value) from Skydive Sebastian, located in Sebastian.
A member of the United States Parachute Association, Skydive Sebastian treats thrill-seekers of all experience levels to the pulse-pounding adventure of an aerial descent. Each partnered plunge begins with a brief briefing on the ground to help newbies learn the ropes of safe diving, as well as how to exit the airplane in a manner that doesn’t involve bacon grease. After the primer and subsequent airplane ascent, strap yourself to the birdlike body of your experienced jumpmaster and begin your journey earthward with a nearly minute-long free fall demonstrating Einstein’s first law of gravity. Once you hit 5,500 feet, or approximately eye-level with an average NBA basketball player, the natural phenomenon of parachute deployment will turn your fast-paced fall into a gently wending sky cruise that lasts for approximately five minutes before your shoes grudgingly reunite with the ground.
Throughout the descent, skydivers can fill their peepers with one-of-a-kind views of the beauteous blueness of the Atlantic Ocean and the hard-candy shell of the Florida coastline. Divers also have the option to purchase photographs and video of their dives (not included with today’s Groupon), allowing them to show friends evidence of their airborne mettle.
- The first time I came here, I was greeted and welcome. After a quick doc check I was up on the next load. Manifest personnel are extremely nice and always willing to help. – Scavella101, Dropzone
- Sebastian has the best view you could ever hope for from altitude. As if that's not enough by itself, the staff are all super friendly and knowledgeable, always willing to help out and hang out after hours. I love the instructors here! – jumpingjunkie09, Dropzone
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiples as gifts. By appointment only. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Must weigh less than 230 pounds. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Skydive Sebastian
Skydive Sebastian’s planes fly far above the Atlantic, affording their passengers a chance to drop into Florida's eastern edge near the picturesque swimming cove of Sebastian Inlet. The company's hangar and flock of professional skydivers—some of whom boast more than 16,000 jumps––await flights at a 7-acre facility, where they host first-time tandem skydivers and operate a skydiving school for beginners interested in learning to skydive on their own through the Accelerated Freefall course. Meanwhile, experienced skydivers with a passion for the sport of skydiving can receive independent coaching to keep free-fall skills sharp.