What is a Tandem skydive?
Securely harnessed to a professional skydiver, the participant will free-fall from up to 15,000 ft, reaching a speed of about 120 mph!
The instructor deploys, flies and lands the parachute, leaving the participant to relax and enjoy stunning views of the Lake District.
A tandem skydive requires only a few minutes training and is the safest and most popular choice for first time skydivers.
Who can do it?
The minimum age is 16. Anyone under 18 must have parental consent. There is no upper age limit for Tandem Skydives.
The maximum weight limit is 15 stone and a person must be reasonably fit for their weight.
Can friends come?
Friends and family are welcome. They can watch the skydive and be there to congratulate the skydiver upon landing.
A camping and picnic area, café and toilets (including a disabled toilet) are available for everybody.
Is it Safe?
Any action sport involves some degree of risk that must be managed. Very strict safety standards are enforced by the British Parachute Association, making serious accidents exceptionally rare for tandem skydivers in the UK.
All activities at Skydive Northwest are regulated by the British Parachute Association . All Tandem Skydive instructors are trained and certified by the British Parachute Association and have already done at least 1000 skydives before becoming a instructor.
We enforce extensive safety procedures to ensure Tandem Skydives are are carried out as safely as possible.
Why Skydive Northwest?
Skydive Northwest is one of the longest established skydiving centres in the UK, taking pride in providing Skydiving Experiences for over 40 years!
Our staff are professional and friendly and our aeroplane is modern, fast and specifically made for Skydiving.
We have spectacular views across the Lake District, Lake Windermere and Morecambe Bay, making Skydive Northwest one of the most picturesque skydive centres in the world.