What should I wear for a tandem skydive?

Your clothing for skydiving should be comfortable and loose-fitting. Athletic wear or activewear items like gym shorts, leggings/yoga pants, or t-shirts are our first choices for what to wear skydiving when it is warm.

How do you prepare for a tandem skydive?

How To Prepare For Skydiving: Top 7 Tips

  1. Read Up On The Dropzone. Take a few minutes to read other peoples’ reviews. …
  2. Eat A Moderate, Healthy Breakfast (and Bring Snacks) Skydiving on an empty stomach is no fun. …
  3. Get Some Sleep The Night Before. …
  4. Wear The Right Clothes. …
  5. Learn What To Expect. …
  6. Get The Photos. …
  7. Breathe.

Can you wear a hoodie to skydive?

Clothing: Loose fitting, comfortable clothes are ideal for your first tandem skydive. If it’s cold, wear something warm – a hoodie, sweater, long pants… you get the picture. Dress for the weather on the ground. At Skydive Santa Barbara, you can choose to wear a jumpsuit to keep you even warmer.

Is Tandem skydiving awkward?

You might imagine being strapped to another human being for your first tandem skydive will be a bit awkward. If you’re exceptionally small, or particularly tall, you might worry that the whole thing will look downright comical. Thankfully, you’re wrong!

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Can you wear anything skydiving?

In all honesty, you can pretty much wear whatever you would like when it comes to your clothing choices for your tandem skydive. … You will be more comfortable in your harness as well as be able to arch more freely while wearing active clothing as opposed to a suit and tie or a tight pair of jeans.

Do you tip your skydiving instructor?

If you have an absolutely, mind blowing, ahhhmazing experience with your tandem instructor and talented one-man video production expert, a cash tip of up to 20% for each is a great way to show your appreciation. Though we want it to be known, a skydiving tip can be more than a cash transaction.

How do you calm anxiety before skydiving?

To manage skydiving anxiety, try to visualize just how amazing the experience will be. Before your jump, take time to watch videos of people having a great time skydiving. As you watch, put yourself in their place, and visualize those moments of peace and freedom.

Can I skydive with jeans?

We’re not dissing denim here, but usually, jeans and skydiving just don’t mix. If you have a pair of well-loved worn-in jeans, by all means, wear them skydiving. However, you should consider that ideal skydiving pants need to have some stretch. The skydiving harness will be a bit tight and jeans may be uncomfortable.

Can I wear a bandana while skydiving?

If you normally wear hats to avoid people people seeing your thinning hair, or bald scalp, we recommend wearing a head scarf or bandana. These normally stay on in freefall and can help keep you looking fabulous while skydiving.

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Can you scream while skydiving?

Skydiving is a high adrenaline sport and jumping from a plane often causes our heart rate to increase, making us catch our breath. Some first-time jumpers report not being able to breathe at all. … We encourage people to scream as they leave the plane, as this reminds you to breathe and proves that you can.

How hard do you hit the ground when skydiving?

It’s typically around 120mph. You’ll reach this speed a few seconds into your jump, so for those few moments straight out the door, you’ll be falling a bit more slowly and therefore covering less distance. We usually estimate around 10 seconds for the first 1,000 feet, then 5 seconds for each 1,000 feet after that.

Do you scream when you skydive?

Absolutely. Don’t feel embarrassed if you accidentally let out a shriek while you’re plummeting toward the ground. A common misconception about skydiving is that you cannot breath during free fall, so we actually encourage screaming to make breathing seem easier for you.

What kind of shoes do you wear skydiving?

Flat-soled sneakers are necessary for sliding easily into the landing area and keeping your feet protected. Footwear such as sandals, heels, boots, and any shoes with hooked laces are not permitted when skydiving, as they can interfere with your safety gear and may end up lost during freefall.

Can you take your phone skydiving?

You can take as many pictures as you want on the ground before and after your jump. However, you may not bring a camera, phone, GoPro, Selfie Stick, etc. for your skydive. … Our tandem instructors are trained to use cameras while skydiving and are properly equipped to capture the whole amazing thing.

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