Skydive experience – dare you go skydiving?

Alasdair’s recommended Skydive experience

Tandem Skydive PictureActivity Superstore Logo Tandem Skydive £299.00
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I selected this fantastic adrenaline experience for you because it’s a great price and available in several UK locations, so you won’t have to travel too far. You get the ultimate thrill and it’s a great price too.

Why skydiving?

Do you need to ask? Imagine leaping from a plane high above the earth, the wind howling round your head, the unmatchable feeling of weightlessness, and falling falling falling. Imagine the ground getting imperceptibly ever nearer, the rush of the air, the rush of adrenaline in your veins.

And after what seems like an eternity, your parachute deploys, halts your sudden descent, and you float like gossamer to the ground.

Do you see it now? It’s no wonder that thousands of people choose skydiving as a sponsored activity to raise money for charity!
All this fun and excitement and making money for good causes too.

What’s wrong with indoor skydiving?

The answer to that is Nothing at all.

Indoor skydiving is a perfectly good experience, and good fun in its own way. It’s perfect for those who can’t afford – or haven’t been lucky enough to be given – the proper skydiving experience.

Real skydiving is not cheap. It can’t be. You need a plane, you need a qualified diver to go with you, you need training in how to do it safely.
Indoor skydiving uses a custom-built facility on the ground where you fly suspended over a huge fan. You get the weightless sensation, it’s lots of fun, but it can’t have the true adrenaline feeling of hurling yourself out of a plane at fifteen thousand feet!

I do like indoor skydiving, and recommend it as a good starting point for anyone who wants a taster of what a skydive is all about.
But you get what you pay for in skydiving, like in most things, and there’s no beating the real thing.

Check out our recommended one above which is a great general parachuting experience, or have a look below at all the UK’s skydiving gifts and the corresponding prices.

How high and who will I be strapped to?

Most skydives max out at ten or twelve thousand feet, but I’ve also found one that goes even higher – all the way up and up and up to fifteen thousand feet. That’s over four and a half kilometres up in the air – four and a half thousand metres between you and terra firma. That’s a whole long way to fall!.

You’ll find that all these experiences are tandem dives. This means you’ll be strapped to the front of an experienced skydiver, and they’ll be in charge of deploying the parachute and steering the parachute once it’s out. This leaves you free to dangle without any of the responsibility of learning what to do.

Alasdair’s top tip on the best way to buy

Weekdays are naturally cheaper than weekends, like in most pastimes, so I recommend going midweek if you can manage it.

Anyway, try my recommendation – you can’t do better. Or if you’ve got the time, check out all the ones you can get in the UK in my list below. All prices are updated daily, so you get the benefit of any offers straight away, and you can choose exactly the one for you.

Right, here they are then:

Ifly Skydiving PictureInto the blue Logo Ifly Skydiving £49.00
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Extended Skydiving Simulator PictureInto the blue Logo Extended Skydiving Simulator £79.00
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Beginner's Tandem Skydive In Devon PictureBuyagift Logo Beginner's Tandem Skydive In Devon £149.00
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7,000ft Tandem Skydive PictureVirgin experience days Logo 7,000ft Tandem Skydive £149.00
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Beginner's Tandem Skydive In Wales PictureBuyagift Logo Beginner's Tandem Skydive In Wales £175.00
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Skydiving Perth PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Perth £175.00
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Skydiving Wiltshire PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Wiltshire £175.00
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7,000 Feet Tandem Skydive In Peterborough PictureRed letter days Logo 7,000 Feet Tandem Skydive In Peterborough £199.00
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7,000 Feet Tandem Skydive In Suffolk PictureRed letter days Logo 7,000 Feet Tandem Skydive In Suffolk £199.00
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7,000 Feet Tandem Skydive PictureRed letter days Logo 7,000 Feet Tandem Skydive £199.00
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Tandem Skydive For One PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydive For One £199.00
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Skydiving Peterborough PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Peterborough £199.00
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Skydiving Course Suffolk PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Course Suffolk £199.00
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Skydiving Shropshire PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Shropshire £210.00
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Skydiving Lincolnshire PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Lincolnshire £219.00
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Intermediate Tandem Skydive PictureBuyagift Logo Intermediate Tandem Skydive £225.00
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Skydive Lancashire PictureInto the blue Logo Skydive Lancashire £225.00
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Tandem Skydive At Swansea Airport PictureBuyagift Logo Tandem Skydive At Swansea Airport £229.00
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Skydiving Cambridgeshire PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Cambridgeshire £230.00
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Skydive Durham PictureInto the blue Logo Skydive Durham £235.00
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Skydiving Cornwall PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Cornwall £240.00
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Tandem Skydive In Cambridgeshire PictureBuyagift Logo Tandem Skydive In Cambridgeshire £245.00
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Uk Wide Tandem Skydive For One PictureRed letter days Logo Uk Wide Tandem Skydive For One £249.00
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Tandem Skydive PictureInto the blue Logo Tandem Skydive £249.00
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Skydiving Salisbury PictureInto the blue Logo Skydiving Salisbury £249.00
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Tandem Skydive North Yorkshire PictureInto the blue Logo Tandem Skydive North Yorkshire £249.00
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Kent Skydiving Experience PictureInto the blue Logo Kent Skydiving Experience £255.00
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Special Offer Tandem Skydive In Salisbury PictureRed letter days Logo Special Offer Tandem Skydive In Salisbury £274.00
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Special Offer Tandem Skydive In Swindon PictureRed letter days Logo Special Offer Tandem Skydive In Swindon £274.00
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Tandem Skydive - Uk Wide PictureBuyagift Logo Tandem Skydive - Uk Wide £285.00
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15000ft Tandem Skydive PictureBuyagift Logo 15000ft Tandem Skydive £299.00
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Tandem Skydive - Virgin Experience Days Voucher PictureVirgin experience days Logo Tandem Skydive - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving In Peterborough PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving In Peterborough £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving In Lincolnshire PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving In Lincolnshire £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving In Suffolk PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving In Suffolk £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving In Swansea PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving In Swansea £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving Near Durham PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving Near Durham £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving In Cumbria PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving In Cumbria £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving In Yorkshire PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving In Yorkshire £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving In Salisbury PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving In Salisbury £299.00
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Tandem Skydiving In Swindon PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving In Swindon £299.00
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Tandem Skydive PictureActivity Superstore Logo Tandem Skydive £299.00
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15000ft Ultimate Tandem Skydive - Virgin Experience Days Voucher PictureVirgin experience days Logo 15000ft Ultimate Tandem Skydive - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £318.00
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Tandem Skydiving With Dvd PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving With Dvd £370.00
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15,000 Feet Tandem Skydiving Near Durham PictureRed letter days Logo 15,000 Feet Tandem Skydiving Near Durham £375.00
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15,000ft Skydive With Souvenir Photos PictureVirgin experience days Logo 15,000ft Skydive With Souvenir Photos £385.00
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Tandem Skydiving For Two PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving For Two £540.00
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Tandem Skydiving For Four PictureRed letter days Logo Tandem Skydiving For Four £1000.00
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Author: Alasdair

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