First Time Jumpers
What you need to know
If you have never jumped before, there is no better place to be initiated than at Skydive SPI! We provide you with all the equipment and personnel to have a seamless first jump.
At Skydive SPI, we know how much courage it takes to go skydiving and we are here to guide you through the process from start to finish! Firstly, our tandem jumpmasters are the best in the business in terms of customer service, professionalism, and experience. They will answer all your questions and allay all your fears before you jump from that plane! Safety is also a top priority at Skydive South Padre Island; we will not take you on a jump unless the weather conditions are absolutely perfect for skydiving! We take our impeccable track record of safety very seriously and intend to keep it that way!
On your first tandem jump with us, you will be harnessed with one of our experienced tandem jumpmasters who will expertly guide you from the airplane into the open sky. Your freefall will be for approximately 60 seconds from a height of up to 12,000 feet. Then you will open up your parachute with the help of your professional instructor and serenely descent to the ground from a height of about 5,500 feet. It is this part of the jump that has a duration of between 5 and 7 minutes that will allow you to admire the picturesque South Padre Island. The island has some of the most stunning beaches in the United States and a myriad of landmarks and attractions that are well worth seeing from the sky!
To jump with us, you must be at least 18 years old and weigh no more than 230 lbs; we do make exceptions from time to time on a case by case basis. We are signatories of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and follow their safety rules and guidelines. You can rest assured that when you choose Skydive SPI for your first jump, your experience will be so great that you will be back with us for your second, third and fourth jumps in no time! But, don’t take our word for it, check out our reviews and you will see what our many satisfied customers are saying!