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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What should I wear to skydive?
A. Wear comfortable clothing with a pair of tennis shoes. We will provide you with everything necessary for your first skydive, such as jumpsuit, helmet, goggles, etc.

Q. Can my friends come and watch?
A. Observers are welcome and our landing area is located by our office, so they can watch you land. Please remind observers that this is an airport environment and children must be supervised. No pets please.

Q. Can I get video and photographs of my skydive?
A. Absolutely. In fact, you will likely regret it if you don't. We have one of the best video and photo services in California. Click here for more details.

Q. Are there age limits for skydiving?
A. You must be at least 18 years old to skydive. There is no maximum age limit for skydiving as long as the person is healthy enough to participate.

Q. Is there a weight limit for skydiving?
A. The maximum weight for skydiving is 250 lbs. There is a surcharge for jumpers over 200 lbs. If you are above the weight limit: call us! We will see what we can do for you

Q. What is your Reservation & Cancellation Policy?
A.The easiest way to book is by giving us a call at 831.435.5169. We will need your full name, phone number and a credit card number to hold the reservation. There is no prepayment and we do not charge any deposit fees. There is no need for rain checks in case the weather was bad: You only pay if you get to jump. However, we do have a 48 cancellation policy. In case you change your mind you will need to call us at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled jump to avoid a 50$ charge (per booked jump) on your card. Larger Groups will have longer required notice periods--72hours for groups sizes 6-9 people, 96 hours for groups of 10 people or more. By making reservations you acknowledge these terms. .

Q. I have some health issues. Can I still skydive?
A. You do not need to be in perfect health to skydive. We can handle many medical conditions if you let us know about them. However, you should consult with your doctor before jumping. You will be required to sign a waiver of release of liability and a medical statement.

Q. Can a large group come jump?
A. Groups are welcome and often the most fun.

Q. Do I need to make a reservation?
A. We do try to accommodate walk-ins; however, reservations are highly recommended.

Q. How long will it take?
A. Plan to be with us for approximately 1.5 hours if it is only 2 jumpers. Bigger groups will take longer. Times may vary due to group size, unfavorable weather conditions, and crew rest requirements.

Q. What is your location like?
A. We are located in Santa Cruz County. The scenery is incredible, with spectacular views of the Monterey Bay. Take a scenic plane ride looking at Monterey in the South and beautiful Santa Cruz in the North. Sometimes you can make out dolphins or even whales in the blues ocean water. On clear days you can see San Francisco in the very north and the snowcapped mointains of the Sierras in the East. Our location enjoys a mild climate, low winds, and fine sunny days throughout the year.

Q. How many people go up in the plane together?
A. On most days we are taking 2 people up at a time (meaning 2 first timers and 2 instructors). Larger groups can enjoy each other's skydives by watching each other land. That way they can take pictures of each other's landings. Most people love this. While in the plane there will not be much talking between the jumpers anyways. Remember it is noisy and you are attached to your instructor. You will be mainly talking to him.

Q. What is your safety record like?
A. At Skydive San Francisco, we have not had a single fatality in all our years of operation. Skydiving is an extreme and potentially hazardous sport. You could be severely injured or even killed. Proper instruction, maintained equipment, and qualified personnel are a prerequisite for making a safe skydive. At Skydive San Francisco, we place safety at the top of our priority list by hiring quality personal and using state of the art tandem parachute equipment. We are certified by, both the Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Parachute Association.

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