While skydiving is an inherently dangerous sport, just as driving a car is an inherently dangerous
activity, we take every precaution to ensure your safety while on our drop zone. The sport of skydiving
has been made as safe as possible with the current technology and training methods available. You
will be connected to a harness attached to one of our experienced tandem instructors during your tandem skydive.
Plan for 1⁄2 day, but be prepared to spend the whole day in the event of bad weather. From take-
off to landing, your tandem skydive usually takes about 30 minutes. First you will enjoy a 20-25 minute plane ride over
the best views, after exhilarating free fall at 120 mph, you will finally enjoy a
peaceful 5-7 minute parachute ride over breathtaking coastlines.
What are the requirements?
The minimum age to skydive is 18 years and there is no maximum age. Although skydiving is not a strenuous
sport, people who are in reasonably good shape enjoy it more and are less likely to suffer an injury.
Certain conditions – epilepsy, obesity, heart problems and others – might preclude someone from
skydiving. Anyone who thinks they may have a medical condition that would interfere with their safe
enjoyment of flying and skydiving should check with their physician before jumping.
Skydive VI has a weight restriction of no more than 235 lbs, with an additional charge of $20 for
jumpers that weigh more than 215 lbs.
When scuba diving before skydiving, you MUST wait 12 hours if doing an intro
dive not more than 32 ft. deep and at least 18 hours if doing multiple dives.
Our experienced instructors and advanced equipment allows us to commonly take paraplegics and
other special needs customers.
Comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes (running shoes), shorts or jeans/tights. And of course
don’t forget to wear a smile — it looks good for photos.
It’s a good idea to eat a light meal or snack before you head to the drop zone. Basically eat what
you would normally eat before your tandem skydive.
Skydiving equipment has progressed significantly over the past 20 years, which makes for soft
landings. Ultimately, the landings are equivalent to stepping off a curb.
Our jump aircraft can take two tandem skydive passengers at a time, so it is possible for you to ride the plane
to jump altitude together from where you will each jump out separately with your instructors. Please
let us know while making your reservation so that we can do our best to accommodate your request.
Weather is usually not an issue due to Skydive Virgin Island's unique location on the sunniest side of the
island. We jump approximately 350 days of the year!
Yes. Skydiving photos and video services complete with a music soundtrack (in free fall no one can hear
your scream) are available for an additional charge usually within 30 minutes after the jump.
Camera Flyers/Tandem Masters are filming in extreme conditions and malfunctions may occur from
time to time. All original footage and photos remain the property of Skydive Virgin Islands to use in any
promotions or other activity.
Unfortunately for safety reasons, you cannot take your own camera on your tandem skydive.
Unfortunately NO REFUNDS can be given, as all costs are incurred in getting you up in the plane.
It does not cost anything to bring you down. However, our experienced instructors are very
proficient in coaching people through their nervousness. You will be amazed how easy it is when
you have someone experienced with you.
A 100% cancellation fee will apply to confirmed bookings cancelled within 48 hours of the actual
jump date. NO REFUNDS.
Tipping is not expected, but always greatly appreciated. Everyone likes to feel appreciated and be
acknowledged for doing a good job in any line of work! If you feel your instructor has done an especially
good job, let them know about it. Everyone at Skydive Virgin Islands works hard to help make your first jump safe