Skydiving is an extreme sport and if you’re going for the first time you’ll naturally feel anxious and have questions about skydiving safety. Although rare, injuries do sometimes occur but this is almost always due to deviation from the rules and regulations governing the sport of skydiving. There is an element of risk. The same can be said about driving too fast, skiing, crossing the road, or swimming. Believe it or not, skydiving has become much safer over the years. The equipment is now far more specialized and advanced, the training provided to instructors is extensive and intensive and better safety procedures and regulations have been produced over the many years the sport evolved. Skydiving is strictly regulated by the Parachute Association of South Africa to ensure the safety measure are correctly practiced.
You, the tandem skydiving student, can also help minimize the risk to ensure that your tandem skydive is a safe and enjoyable experience. We’ll go through the standard procedure of instructions provided by our professional instructors. If you’re still curious after reviewing these safety rules, here are a few additional tips to put your mind at ease and overcome your fears.
If you’d like more information, check out our Beginner’s Guide for first-time skydivers.
If you stick to all these rules then you will have an awesome, safe experience with us. Don’t let fear get the better of you. These are all guidelines to ensure your safety. We want you to have the best skydive ever and that means you need to work with your instructor to make that happen. Book a tandem skydive today!