Your Very First Skydiving Experience with Skydive the Ranch
If you are interested in skydiving and live in Gauteng or the surrounding areas, Skydive the Ranch is your answer to an unforgettable outdoor adventure! Tandem skydiving is your introduction to the skydiving experience – being strapped to a professional instructor with whom you will be sharing a parachute during such a jump. Therefore, you do not need to be a certified and/or licensed professional to enjoy this outdoor activity, making it ideal for newcomers and those who want to cross the skydiving experience off their bucket lists.
Tandem Skydiving Prerequisites
If you are considering tandem skydiving, there are some prerequisites that must be met in accordance with safety regulations and indemnity. Weight restrictions dictate that a candidate should not weigh more than 100 kg and be in reasonably good physical shape and health. Your height-to-weight proportion will also be evaluated by an instructor to accurately determine if you are eligible for a tandem skydive. These procedures are for your own safety and the safety of the instructor. Luckily, there is no age restriction. If you comply to the physical requirements and fit into the harness, you only require parental consent if you are younger than 16 years old.
Candidates are required to fill out and complete indemnity forms as well, which can be found directly on our website and completed before-hand. For safety reasons, we do not allow the candidate to bring along any cameras, as we implement our own gear and offer packages if you want photos and/or videos of your skydiving experience. Tandem skydiving is not safe for pregnant women, and we also recommend that candidates wear casual and comfortable clothes, along with sneakers or running shoes, for their jump.
I Have a Few Questions
- What happens if the weather does not play along on the day of my tandem skydive?
Due to safety concerns, if the weather is not ideal, you will have the option to reschedule your skydiving experience or cancel it altogether.
- Can I bring along some family and friends?
You are more than welcome to bring your family and friends along for your tandem skydiving experience. We have a canteen area where they can relax and enjoy something to eat or drink while having a clear view of the landing zone to keep an eye on you while you descend to the ground.
- What is the top speed at which we will freefall?
Speeds can reach up to 200 km/h during a freefall, which is reduced to about 20 km/h once the parachute is deployed.
If you are interested in tandem skydiving around the Gauteng area, Skydive the Ranch is your answer! Feel free to browse our website for details and prices on our available tandem skydiving packages today.