First Time Skydivers - Tandem Skydiving
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Tandem Skydiving

Tandem skydiving is the safest way to experience your first jump. Fully secured in a tandem harness with your jumpmaster at the controls, you'll feel the thrilling sensation of the 120 mph freefall. Then, as you make your way down to land under canopy, you’ll be amazed at the most spectacular views of California’s central coast.

What’s Included

  • 10 to 15 Minute Training Session
  • Skydive Gear for Your Jump
  • First Jump Certificate
  • Second Jump Discount Coupon
  • Skydiving in California checked-off your bucket list!


Photo & Video Packages
Deluxe Package


HD Video AND Photos

Delivered on a 10GB
Skydive Santa Barbara Thumb Drive

Basic Package


HD Video OR Photos

Delivered on a 4GB
Skydive Santa Barbara Thumb Drive

Enjoy the Freefall
Group Discounts
Number of Tandem Jumpers Discount per Tandem Jumper
10+ Jumpers paid full, in advance $10
20+ Jumpers paid full, in advance $15
25+ Jumpers paid full, in advance $20
*Call to book in advance. Any refunds will be issued as transferrable gift certificates.
Frequently Asked Questions

How Safe is it to Skydive?

All jumpmasters are U.S.P.A. rated; all aircraft and pilots are F.A.A. certified. We will not take you in the aircraft unless you and the jumpmaster are completely satisfied. All rigs have automatic activation devices and in addition, we have a soft sand riverbed to land in. Any statistics can be obtained from WWW.USPA.ORG or call 1-800-371-USPA (8772).

What is Physically Required to Make a Skydive?

Good physical health is always a plus in any sport. You cannot jump within 48 hours of Scuba diving or within 24 hours after giving blood. If you are taking prescription drugs for an illness, you are required to have a doctors certificate stating that no adverse effects will result from making a parachute jump.

Over the years, we have introduced Tandem Jumping to paraplegics, quadriplegics and one of our instructors taught a blind person! We have had people over 80 years old. So bring your grandmother along, she might end up jumping too!

You must be at least 18 years old. There are special restrictions if you weigh more than 200 pounds.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Skydive?

You must be 18 years of age or older on the day of your jump and bring a valid government ID with you the day of your jump; no exceptions. This is a United States Parachute Association (USPA) requirement.

Sudden Drop Myth?

As you exit, a cushion of air created by the forward speed of the aircraft, supports your body as you accelerate to terminal velocity! There is no sudden drop feeling associated with freefall. It’s more like a floating sensation as you have no other objects to relate to except blue sky.

Do I need to make a Reservation?

We require a $50 non-refundable deposit per person to make a reservation, walk-ins are accepted only if we have space available. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express cards and Cash, sorry no checks. Deposits may be paid by check as long as we receive it two weeks prior to your appointment date. We are open 7 days a week, weekends being the busiest.

What Should I Wear?

Loose fitting clothes and athletic shoes are ideal. Dress for the weather on the ground. We supply everything else for your skydive.

How Much Time Should I Expect to Spend?

Prepare to stay for half a day for your Tandem Jump.

After the jump?

You will receive a certificate signed by your jumpmaster. After watching your High definition Video or Pictures on your very own Skydive Santa Barbara 4GB flash drive and reliving the thrill of your first skydive, drive home carefully. The feeling of excitement will last for hours, if not for days.

If you can't find the answer here don't hesitate to call us at 877.652.JUMP.

The Day of Your Jump
1. Check In
Checking In At Skydive Santa Barbara
  • Check in at front desk
  • Watch waiver video
  • Sign waivers
  • Pay any balance due

Allow 60 minutes

2. Training & Gear Check
Modeling The Parachutes At Santa Barbara Skydive
  • Watch training video
  • Meet your instructor
  • Receive training
  • Get fitted for gear

Allow 60 minutes

3. Airplane Flight
In The Skydive Santa Barbara Plane
  • Board the fastest Cessna Caravan in California
  • Enjoy the Spectacular Ocean Views
  • Final Adjustments & Safety Checks
  • Review Jump Procedures

7-10 minutes

4. Freefall
Enjoy The Freefall
  • Exit the Plane with Your Jumpmaster
  • Feel the Speed of 120 mph Freefall
  • Jumpmaster Deploys Parachute
  • Parachute Opens at ~5000′

30-90 Seconds

5. Under Canopy
Under The Canopy, Enjoying The View
  • Under Open Canopy
  • Revel in Stunning Central California Coast Scenery
  • Try Turns, Spins (optional)
  • Descend to Drop Zone
  • Prepare for Landing

4-8 minutes

6. Post Jump
Landing After An Exhilerating Jump
  • Scream, Shout, Jump Up & Down!
  • Receive Your Certificate
  • Receive Your Second Jump Coupon
  • Receive Your Photos/Videos
  • Book Your Next Jump!

Joy May Last for Days