Tandem Skydiving Experience
Adrenaline rush like no other
Experience the thrill of freefall from up to 15,000 ft, reaching a speed of about 120 mph!
A tandem skydive requires only a few minutes of training and is the safest and most popular choice for first time skydivers.
After the rush of freefall, the parachute opens and you’ll experience the tranquillity of flight.
No need to worry about making mistakes. The instructor flies and lands the parachute, leaving you to relax and enjoy stunning views of the Lake District.
Conquer your fears
The idea of jumping out of a plane scares the living daylights out of many people. That’s exactly why you should do it. Feel empowered by confronting your fears and overcoming them.
just £50 deposit today
This covers all your training, equipment use, the actual skydive and British Parachuting Association (BPA) membership.
Video & Photos
Your skydive can be filmed for an additional £85, payable on the day.
Your very own skydiving cameraman will film your pre-jump excitement, journey in the plane and the skydive itself including the free-fall, landing and your post landing reactions.
Digital still photographs are normally included. It’s a great souvenir and a wonderful way of showing friends and family what you have achieved so we definitely recommend it. Please note: due to the BPA regulations, Go-Pro cameras are not permitted.
The video and images on this website are from actual skydives filmed by our cameramen, so just have a look around for examples of their excellent work.
Questions & Answers
What is a tandem skydive?
Securely harnessed to a professional skydiver, you 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 you 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.