Tandem Jumps

For those skydivers who have not been certified to jump alone, tandem skydiving in El Paso, TX is a great way to experience the thrill of a jump. Tandem skydiving involves jumping with a trained and certified instructor on your back—someone who’s always in control and knowledgeable about jump procedure. Skydive El Paso is here to give you a full skydiving experience, with the peace of mind that comes with a tandem jump.

Tandem jumps explained

Before you even step on a plane to go up in the air, you’ll be paired with a highly-experienced skydiver. This person will be your jump buddy—the person you’ll be jumping out of the plane and landing with. They’ll be with you for every step of the tandem jump in El Paso, TX—from the second you jump out of the plane, to the moment the ripcord is pulled, to the second your feet touch land again.

Your jump buddy will be there to make sure everything goes perfectly throughout the jump. They’ll check the gear on the ground and in the air, make sure everything is properly secured, ensure the jump is made appropriately and, of course, make sure the ripcord is pulled and the chute is opened appropriately! Remember, we do have a strict max weight limit of 175 lbs for tandem jumpers.

Benefits of a tandem jump

Thrill-seekers and hot-shots often want to jump by themselves and are disappointed when they can’t due to a lack of experience. But, it’s important to remember that tandem jumping is no less exhilarating! In fact, tandem jumping affords divers an even more fulfilling experience. Take a look at some of the benefits of jumping with a buddy:

  • You’ll have less fear and anxiety knowing there’s someone behind you (literally) who has experience in skydiving.
  • You won’t have to spend time worrying about your gear—you can focus on the jump itself and immerse yourself in the experience.
  • You’ll have someone to help walk you through the process, so it’s not so unfamiliar and scary.

There’s a reason most people jump with a buddy—even those who are licensed to jump solo! We invite you to contact us today by calling 575-589-4506 to learn more about the benefits of tandem jumps and to schedule your next jump with Skydive El Paso today!