Anyone between the ages of 16 and 65 can learn to skydive in the UK, so long as you are fit, healthy and alert. Note that if you are under 18 years old you will need to get parental consent and if you are over 40 years of age you are required to get a certificate from the doctor.
There are approximately 5,000 active skydivers in the UK from a wide range of social backgrounds, there is a hugely rich social scene associated with the sport, which presents its participants with many opportunities to make friends and travel. If you have any medical conditions you must declare them to us and discuss them with our instructors.
Most of our skydives are made from a minimum of 12,000 feet above ground level or higher – normally 13,500 feet. If you wish to make a static line parachute jump, this is normally made from 3,500 to 4,000 feet. If you wish to make more static line jumps you can progress on to higher and higher altitudes.
On tandem skydives and AFF skydives your parachute is deployed between 5,000 feet and 6,000 feet. This gives you about 45 seconds of freefall. This deployment altitude is higher than most qualified skydivers would normally deploy and gives plenty of time for a beautiful and enjoyable parachute ride back down to earth. When you are a qualified skydiver you can choose to deploy your parachute at any altitude above about 2,500 feet – although most skydivers deploy at between 3,000 and 3,500 feet.