Frequently Asked Questions

What is a tandem skydive?

A tandem jump is when you are harnessed to and under direct supervision of a USPA certified instructor.

Is there an age limitation?

You must be 18 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit at Key West Skydiving as long as you are healthy.

Is there a weight limit?

240 lbs is the maximum weight limit.

What does freefall feel like?

You have to try it. It’s indescribable but it will be the most exhilarating time of your life.

Can I breathe in freefall?

Yes, although the excitement and adrenaline might leave you breathless.

How experienced are your instructors at Key West Skydive?

Our instructors are all USPA certified and have over 5000 skydives.

What if my parachute doesn’t open?

By FAA regulation, all intentional parachute jumps must be made with a single harness, dual parachute system with both a main and a secondary, or reserve, parachute. Basically, if one doesn’t work, you have another one. The reserve parachutes are inspected and repacked every 120 days by an FAA-certified rigger whether they have been used or not. Student main parachutes are packed by a rigger or are packed under direct supervision of a certified rigger. In addition, all students must have an AAD which will deploy your reserve if the parachute is not open by a certain altitude.

What should I wear?

Dress in seasonably comfortable clothing like pants or shorts and T-shirt. Sports shoes are recommended.

What about the weather?

Skydiving is a weather sensitive sport. We can only jump if conditions are acceptable, cloud clearances, no rain, tolerable winds. Be advised that weather can be different within a few miles distance. We normally have great weather in the Florida Keys. If we feel there is a weather problem, we will contact you.

Can I bring spectators?

Absolutely, bring your friends and family. We have a spectator area next to our landing zone where they can watch you skydive.