The adventurous have a lot of things to do in San Diego, from exploring the ocean to hiking tall mountains and more. One of the best and most exciting ways to take in the beauty of America’s Finest City is by jumping out of a plane and getting a bird’s eye view.
Skydive San Diego gives first-time skydivers the chance to do a tandem jump that lets them jump out of a plane attached to an experienced instructor. This makes sure that even though it’s your first time your jump will be perfectly safe and you’ll land on solid ground without any problems. That isn’t to say that you won’t feel a huge rush when you step out of the plane and begin free fall. As you begin to settle into the fact that you’re flying thousands of feet in the air you will be in awe of the beauty of the landscape below. Views of the mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and Mexico whiz by as you continue your fall until the instructor pulls the cord and your parachute is deployed. Finally, you start slowing down and can really start to appreciate your surroundings. Viewing San Diego from the sky as you descend in a parachute is a truly San Diego thing to do.
A standard tandem jump is $189, with specials running for jumps Monday through Friday allowing you to jump for only $169. If you’d like to add a video or photo of the jump, or both, there is an added cost. Skydive San Diego’s planes hold between 18 and 23 people so there is plenty of room for all of your friends, if they’re brave enough to join you. The company was founded by a former Navy SEAL, uses the newest planes and equipment, and has been in operation for more than twenty years, so you can rest assured it meets all safety measures. Learning to skydive is one of the most exciting things to do in San Diego today. Of course, once you experience the thrill of skydiving you will likely want to do it again, and possibly work your way towards being certified to do solo jumps. You can get solo-certified after as few as seven jumps, and even work towards an A-License and receive advanced training should you decide to pursue it as a hobby.
Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that will pair them with an experienced skydiver who can help calm their nerves before their first jump and give them a better idea of what to expect throughout the adventure. Funbassadors simply arrange the jump and offer some advice while earning some extra cash and taking part in a favorite activity.