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Skydiving Hawaii

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Skydiving Hawaii

Skydiving in Hawaii is safe – but still for adrenaline junkies. You can skydive in Hawaii from 10,000 or 14,000 ft. The tandem skydive in Hawaii is a great experience. The view while you glide towards the beautiful North Shore of Oahu is breathtaking.

It takes about 6 minutes from jumping out of the plane until reaching the ground from 10,000ft skydive. Add some extra time for the 14,000ft skydive in Hawaii.

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Where do you skydive in Hawaii?

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A shuttle will pick you up at your Hotel in Waikiki and take you up to the North Shore. The 45 minute drive to the North Shore of Oahu on the van early in the morning gives you time to rest. Once you get to the skydiving site on Oahu you watch a video about safety and do’s and don’ts. Meet your Tandem Skydiving Buddy and get ready to jump.

How much does Skydiving in Hawaii cost?

Skydiving in Hawaii starts at $170 per Person. A tandem Skydive in Hawaii is an amazing experience. If you are interested in a video or pictures of you skydive in Hawaii, no problem! Skydiving Hawaii offers a lot of add-ons:

  • Outside Photos $130
  • Outside Video $160
  • Outside Photos + Video $250
  • HandyCam Photos $90
  • HandyCam Video $140
  • HandyCam Photos + Video $180

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Skydiving History

Already in early 1783, Frenchman Louis-Sebastien Lenormand created a so-called parachute out of two umbrellas and made his first recorded public jump from a tree. 

However, the very first jump in history was made by parachute inventor Andre-Jacques Garnerin, when he fell from a hydrogen balloon, 3,200 feet (980 m) deep above Paris in 1797.

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More than a century later, in 1911, Grant Morton first jumped from a Wright Model B airplane over Venice Beach, California. Then, one year later United States Army Captain Albert Berry made his first parachute jump from a Benoist pusher biplane, 1,500 feet high (457m), and landed successfully at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 

Even in the late 70s, skydiving was still being tested and was not yet declared as a sports activity. The United States Parachute Association (USPA) gave skydiving sport status in the 80s. Since then, skydiving has evolved quite a lot over the past years. 

The sport of skydiving also continues to improve its safety each year. In 2017, the United States Parachute Association recorded only 24 fatal skydiving accidents out of 3.2 million jumps that year which means one of the lowest rates in sport’s history! Hawaii is one of the best places to go skydiving.

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Why are so many people like to get this extra kick of adrenaline? Answer: There are really no words to describe that feeling when you jump from an airplane and soar like a bird through the sky. Free falling is awesome, amazing. Usually it takes about one minute before the parachute opens. After that, you fall five to seven minutes under the parachute.

How high do you usually skydive?

On average, you fall 200 feet per second during a skydive which means if you jump from 10,000 feet, you’ll be in free fall for about 30 seconds. If you fall from 14,000 feet, it will take 60 seconds and from 18,000 feet, it will last about 90 seconds. Most parachutes take 600 to 1200 feet of free fall to open.

However, not everyone can skydive. There are weight and age restrictions. You must be 18 years old in order to legally sign the waiver and binding contract and you cannot weigh more than 220 or 240 pounds (100 – 110 kg). Also, if you are over 70 years old, you should first consult a doctor about your medical condition.

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