No matter if it is your first time, or if you are already an experienced diver, the skydiving experiences in Orlando will satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you and leave you wanting for more. Various types of skydiving are available, such as tandem, which mainly depends on how experienced you are, and you can enjoy this adventure activity in the spots in the list.
5 Best Spots for Skydiving in Orlando
1. Orlando Skydiving Center
The Orlando Skydiving Center offers you an experience of tandem jumping from a height of 12,000 or even 18,000 feet from the ground. Tandem Jumping is skydiving with a trained instructor with you and is for beginners so that they can enjoy the dive and leave the technical parts to the professionals.
The requirements include the age of 18 or above, an ID card issued by the government and a maximum weight of 220 lbs (or 260 lbs in the case of the 18,000 feet jump, with extra charges for the additional weight). You have to make a reservation with them in advance and the payment is to be made on the day of the jump, and you also have to sign a waiver.
For the experience, you would first attend a 20-minute seminar explaining all important safety points, then you can get on the plane and get strapped up alongside your instructor, then you jump. The freefall itself can let you reach speeds up to 125 mph, then after the parachute is open, you glide leisurely over the beautiful ground and have a view of the ocean for around ten minutes before you land, and you can even purchase a video recording of your trip.
The only drawback, as is with every other spot, is that your activity depends heavily on the current weather, and you may have to reschedule if the conditions are not in your favour.
Timings: 8 am- 8 pm
Pricing: Starting from $199
2. Jump Florida Skydiving
With both tandem jumping and solo diving available, Jump Florida Skydiving offers its customers with the ultimate experience. With instructors certified by the USPA, you can leave all your worries behind and just rewind and enjoy the beautiful scenery that you fly over.
The requirements are the age of 18 or above, a government-issued ID card and a maximum weight of 230 lbs. You have to pre-book your jump online and have to sign a waiver. Cancellation is also available at a 24-hour notice.
The experience includes a safety ground training of around an hour, boarding the plane and gearing up with your instructor and then the jump itself. You will have a free fall of around a minute before the parachute opens and then you will hover over Orlando and experience the beauty of the world from such a great height for around 5 minutes before landing.
Timings: 8 am-8 pm
Pricings: Starting from $219
3. iFly Indoor Skydiving
A different variant from the traditional skydiving, here you can experience the joy of skydiving without having to ascend to a height, here, you can get the experience indoors. Indoor skydiving is made possible when regulated air pressure is released vertically in a sealed flying zone, which pushes the person upward and lets them levitate in the air.
You would have to make no effort as every technical aspect will be taken care of by your instructor as you fly mid-air. This skydiving is great because, firstly, it is kid-friendly and kids 3 years or up can enjoy this activity. Also, this is great for people who are afraid or don’t feel safe jumping out of a plane at such a height but want to get a taste of what flying would feel like because it includes the thrill minus the height.
The requirements include the age of 3 and above (children under 18 years of age require a guardian to sign the waiver), a maximum weight of 300 lbs. You would have to sign a waiver.
The experience includes a training lesson and instructions, then the actual diving where you can hover in the air beside an instructor, and if you are lucky you can even do a few tricks mid-air.
Timings: 10 am-10 pm Monday-Friday; 8:30 am-10:30 pm Saturday; 8:30 am-10 pm Sunday
Pricing: Starting from $59.95
4. Skydive Space Center
At Skydive Space Center, you get to experience flying over the Kennedy Space Center and see its shuttle launch pads as well as the main assembly building and runways. This is exclusive to the Space Center as they have been granted permission by NASA to do so, so this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with views of the famous launch centre.
The requirements include the age of 18 and above, a maximum weight of 220 lbs and a government-issued ID card. You have to reserve your experience in advance and sign a waiver. There is an option of heights ranging from 11,000 to 18,000 feet and aside from tandem jumping, you can even opt for an accelerated freefall program.
After a basic safety training, you are geared up and the plane ascends to the height and you jump with your instructor. After the thrilling free fall, you glide slowly in the air with the views of the Kennedy Space Center, the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River before you reach the ground.
Timings: 8 am-8 pm
Pricing: Starting from $99
5. Skydive City
A popular skydiving centre as well as a Skydiving school in Zephyrhills, Florida, a little outside of Tampa. Both Tandem Jumps and Accelerated Free-fall programs are available for divers. This specific centre has been a hotspot for both newbies and experienced divers and has a rich history of 30 years, it even has a mini-museum at the Zephyrhills Airport. The instructors here are also highly experienced as well as USPA-licensed.
The requirements include the age of 18 or above, a maximum weight of 220 lbs and a government-issued ID card. You are required to make a reservation beforehand and sign a waiver, a safety deposit of $25 is required at the booking which will be confiscated if you cancel within 24-hour before the jump time.
You will first receive a safety training lesson and then board the flight and get strapped in with your instructor, and when you reach the height, you will jump. You will have a free fall before the parachute opens and then you would glide over the beautiful scenery below and then land.
Timings: 9 am-6 pm Monday-Friday; 8 am-6 pm Saturday-SundayWhat do you think about the stunning spots for skydiving in Orlando? Let us know in the comments.
Pricing: Starting from $189