Skydiving is a positively thrilling experience that is awesome fun, providing spectacular sights and exhilarating sensations. Learning to skydive in British Columbia is a life-changing adventure, be it the thrill of freefall or learning to fly your own parachute. Whether you choose to do the First Jump Course or a Tandem Jump for your first skydive in Victoria on Vancouver Island, you will enjoy a most unique experience and the best possible views of Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula, the BC Gulf Islands, Juan De Fuca Strait and even Mt. Baker in Washington State on a clear day.
The First Jump Course involves ground instruction followed by an aircraft ride, “solo” instructor-activated-canopy-deployment jump from 3,000 feet, and a guided descent under canopy. Personalized training ensures that you gain insight into how to fly your parachute and learn advanced free fall skills from a professional.
On a tandem jump you will undergo 30 minutes of training from your instructor before enjoying an aircraft ride to 10,000 feet. You will exit the aircraft attached to your Tandem Master, enjoying approximately 35 seconds of free fall before your instructor deploys your “two-person” parachute for an exhilarating canopy descent from 5,000 feet. Tandem skydiving is likely the most exhilarating adrenaline rush you’ll ever experience.
Tandem Jumps usually include a video of the jump, to preserve and enjoy the memory of your jump with friends and family for years to come. A tandem jump is a great way to experience parachuting without the responsibility of jumping solo.
Skydiving in Victoria is operated out of the Victoria International Airport, near Sidney on the Saanich peninsula.