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First Time Skydiving Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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The Ultimate Guide to your Skydiving Experience

If you’re a first-time skydiver, you probably have a ton of questions about the process. How do you prepare? What’s it like? Is it scary, safe, expensive? This guide was created to give you peace of mind and get you excited about this incredible adventure!

We’ve done our best to answer any questions you might have in this guide, but if there’s one we missed, please contact us and we’ll do our best to answer it right away! Want to view our FAQs page? Click here!

About Tandem Skydiving

First and foremost, you won’t be in this alone. To skydive for the first time, you must be with a tandem skydiving instructor. That means that you won’t actually be the one doing the work. It’s the job of the tandem instructor to keep you stable in the air, pull the parachute at the right altitude, and steer you back for a safe landing.

If you’re looking to skydive solo our IAD (Instructor Aided Deployment) program is your next step. This program is designed to get you certified to skydive by yourself. Even these programs, however, must begin with a tandem skydive.

Age & Weight Requirements for your First Skydive

The first step to a successful skydive is to make sure that you can skydive in the first place! Almost anyone can skydive, but there are a few requirements that exist for the safety of both the student and the instructor.

You must be at least 18 and weigh under 230lbs to skydive at Skydive the Wasatch.

For the safety of both the instructor and the student, we require that all skydivers must be at least 18 years of age and weigh less than 230lbs. Passengers over 200 lbs will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  We require a valid, government issued photo ID to prove your age.

Pricing Options & Visual Packages

The experience of a lifetime, we’ll take you to 13,000 feet over the beautiful Wasatch front. Your experienced USPA-rated and FAA certified tandem instructor will be there to guide you through the entire experience as you plummet through the air at 120 MPH, then take in the jaw-dropping scenery of the Rocky Mountains.

Skydiving Experience Options

Weekday Tandem Skydive ($30 off regular pricing)
Monday – Friday. Includes ground instruction, equipment, and tandem skydive with an experienced USPA-rated and FAA certified tandem instructor
219
Saturday Tandem Skydive
Includes ground instruction, equipment, and tandem skydive with an experienced USPA-rated and FAA certified tandem instructor
249
Sunday Tandem Skydive ($50 off regular pricing)
Includes ground instruction, equipment, and tandem skydive with an experienced USPA-rated and FAA certified tandem instructor
199
Deluxe Skydiving Experience
With our Deluxe Skydiving Experience, you’ll receive souvenir goggles to wear on the jump and take home after, and a limited edition Skydive the Wasatch T-Shirt. $30 off for Weekday skydives (M-F) and $50 off for Sunday skydives.
284
IAD Training Program
Learn to skydive: Includes gear and all jumps and instruction required to receive A-license
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Photo & Video Options

Re-live the experience and prove that you’ve checked this incredible adventure off your bucket list with one of our video packages. Packages can be purchased during the booking process or on-site.

Photo Package
Includes more than 125+ high-quality photos of your experience and the jaw-dropping scenery of the Wasatch Front. All delivered to your email and easily shareable.
89
Video Package
Includes a 2-4 minute professionally edited video of the plane ride up, the scenic vistas of the Wasatch Front, free-fall, the parachute ride, and landing. All delivered to your email and easily shareable. Raw footage may be purchased on a souvenir jump drive for an additional $25.
118
Deluxe Video Package
Includes 125+ HD photos and a 2-4 minute professionally edited video of the plane ride up, the scenic views of the Wasatch Front, free-fall, the parachute ride, and landing.
188
I Want it All
Includes 125+ HD photos and a 2-4 minute professionally edited video of the plane ride up, the scenic views of the Wasatch Front, free-fall, the parachute ride, and landing. This package also includes all of the raw footage of your skydive and a Skydive the Wasatch souvenir t-shirt.
220

Discounts

Group Discount (4-6 person group)
All group members must be booked during the same or adjacent time slots. Even-numbered groups preferred. Group discount is taken off of the total price per person.
$10 off
Group Discount (6+ person group)
All group members must be booked during the same or adjacent time slots. Even-numbered groups preferred. Group discount is taken off of the total price per person.
$20 off
Student Discount
Must be an active student and present a valid student ID. Please call for confirmation if you are unsure of your eligibility.
$20 off
First Responder Discount
Must be an active first responder. This includes firefighters, law enforcement professionals, 911 operators, individuals with an active EMT certification, and paid or volunteer ambulance drivers, paramedics, or other emergency medical personnel first on the scene of an accident or natural disaster. Please call for confirmation if you are unsure of your eligibility.
$20 off
Active Duty Military Discount
Must be a full-time member of the United States Military and show current, valid military ID. Please call for confirmation if you are unsure of your eligibility.
$20 off
*One discount per person per visit. Discounts can not be combined.

Dropzone Location & Directions

Located only one hour away from the Salt Lake City metropolitan area — and just half an hour from Provo — Skydive the Wasatch offers tandem skydiving over the majestic terrain of the Wasatch Front. Our central location makes us the perfect place for a day trip or as an activity on a weekend adventure.

2001 N Airport Rd
Nephi, UT 84648
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Questions? Call (385) 321-0284

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