It’s fun to feel a little scared every once in a while, which is why people watch horror movies or hire an accountant who works out of an old sedan. Feel a rush with this Groupon.<p>
- $149 for a tandem-skydiving experience for one person ($249 value)
After gearing up, tandem skydives kick off with a briefing from an instructor; next, the skydivers board the plane and ascend before being securely attached to the instructor for the free fall, parachute flight, and landing. Upon exiting the plane, the tandem pair reaches speeds of up to 120 mph during the free fall, followed by a five- to seven-minute parachute flight, during which the instructor and skydiver share dual controls. Divers should wear clothing that does not limit their range of motion. For more information, see the FAQs.<p>
Skydive South Shore
At Skydive South Shore, the best part of skydiving could be the adrenaline rush—or it could be the panoramic views of the Atlantic, Westhampton Beach, and the Long Island Sound. Based out of Brookhaven-Calabro Airport in Shirley, the New York City–proximate skydiving center is ideally situated to showcase these views on its tandem dives. After jumping, instructor-and-diver duos segue smoothly from free fall to a peaceful parachute flight guided by dual controls.