FAQs

How much does skydiving cost?

How much a skydive costs depends on how many people are attending in the group and what day of the week you choose to jump. If you’re a qualified solo skydiver you can jump for just £18. For a tandem skydive it can cost between £165 and £230. To see our full price list please click here.

How much does tandem skydiving cost?

A tandem skydive can cost anything between £165 and £230. The price of the tandem skydive all depends on how many people are in the attending group and what day of the week you want to jump. Wednesday jumps start from £175 for a single person whereas on the weekend a single person booking could cost £230. For a full list of our prices, as well as our last-minute offers, please click here.

Where can I buy skydiving vouchers?

North London Skydiving offers skydiving vouchers for all occasions starting from just £50! Complete with a gift presentation pack including a DVD to demonstrate the recipient of the gift exactly what they’ll be doing. Click here to purchase your skydiving voucher.

Can you skydive when pregnant?

It is advised that you should not skydive while you are pregnant. The British Parachuting Association lists pregnancy as an unacceptable risk and that taking part in a parachute jump will put you at high risk of injury. If you are considering skydiving while pregnant you must seek advice from a medical professional.

Can you skydive under 18?

The minimum age for tandem skydiving is 16 years of age, individuals under the age of 18 MUST obtain parental consent to jump. A parent or guardian must witness the declaration form and provide parental consent on the BPA membership form.

Can you skydive with high blood pressure?

High blood pressure or hypertension that is under control and managed with medication is acceptable, but you MUST always check with your doctor and take their medical advice as every individual is different. Hypertension that is not under control is unacceptable and you will not be able to jump.

Can you skydive with epilepsy?

It is advised that you do not skydive if you have epilepsy. You must seek medical advice from a medical professional if you are considering booking a parachute jump and you have epilepsy. You will need to obtain medical certification using BPA form 115B in order to skydive.

Can you skydive with a pacemaker?

It is possible to skydive when you have a pacemaker, however, you MUST seek medical advice and consultation from your doctor prior to skydiving. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether it is appropriate for you to take part in a parachute jump. If you have a pacemaker or any heart related conditions you will need to obtain medical certification using BPA form 115B in order to skydive.

Can you skydive alone the first time?

You can jump using your own parachute on your first skydive under the guidance of two instructors by enrolling on our a traditional Accelerated Free Fall course. For further details click here.

Can you skydive in the rain?

You can but it’s not at all pleasant. Qualified, experienced skydivers are able to jump in marginal and windy conditions but if it’s raining it is typically cloudy and the visibility is poor as a result.

How fast do you fall when skydiving?

For a tandem skydive you should expect to free fall at about 125mph and for a solo skydiver you should expect to free fall at about 120mph. In a standard face to earth position those are the terminal velocities that you can expect, however, there are many varying factors such as weight and body position.

How long are you in the air when skydiving?

When tandem skydiving you should expect free fall to last approximately 50 seconds. The rest of the parachute jump should last around 4 to 5 minutes as you parachute to the ground after free fall. Factors such as weight and body position can have an effect on your skydive duration.

When skydiving how high are you?

When tandem skydiving you will typically exit the plane at around 13,000ft, you will free fall until around 5,000ft when your instructor will open the parachute and steer both of you safely to the ground.

Where can I learn to skydive?

You can learn to skydive here at North London Skydiving Centre in Cambridgeshire with our Tandem to Accelerated Free Fall and traditional Accelerated Free Fall courses. Our highly experienced and qualified instructors guide you through every step of your course to ensure that you progress through the course safely and with flying colours.