Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ Skydive Castroville
First time jumpers are securely harnessed to a certified USPA Tandem Skydive Instructor. Search FAQ Skydive Castroville for more information. You can always call customer service at (830)444-5003 with any questions or concerns.
We provide everything from FAQ Skydive Castroville and pre-jump instruction, all needed equipment and skydive goggles. Tandem Skydiving allows most people to experience terminal velocity and the sensation of flight under a high performance parachute. To freefall over a mile securely fastened to a USPA-certified instructor is the safest way to experience skydiving today.
Here are some examples of clothing to wear skydiving: Basically we need comfortable outddor clothing based on the weather of the day. It is always a good idea to bring an extra layer with you just in case.
Pants should be comfortable and washable. You may get dirt on your but…
T-shirts should be good in most situations. We recommend sleeves instead of thin straps.
Tennis Shoes/Sneakers or any soft soled shoes that can be tied tightly, We won’t help you look for them…lol
Please no boots or sandals.
Eat lightly, drink plenty of water. Dramamine is great for motion sickness.
Skydiving is an extreme sport that requires many factors to be in place to be safe.
It is not uncommon to make more than one attempt at scheduling your jump. Many factors can delay or cancel jumps for the day including weather, airport delays, aircraft maintenance, instructor availability and other factors have delayed skydive operations. Skydiving is an extreme sport, be patient, plan ahead.
It generally takes 1-2 hours to complete your first Tandem jump. Most of that time is spent waiting on your aircraft, the actual flight time is about 15 minutes and about 5-7 minutes to descend from the open parachute.
Remember to be flexible, plan to check-in for your skydive 15-30 minutes prior to your appointment time. At that time you will be given your actual jump time. In most cases you will be on the aircraft within 30 minutes to an hour after arrival. Please allow 4 hours to complete your skydive. Texas has pretty predictable weather, but unexpected delays are not unusual.
235 lbs. max weight*.
Certain body types less than the max. weight still may not fit safely into the skydive equipment. If you weigh over 200 lbs. you must be at 68 inches tall. If you have concerns please speak with customer service for more information.
*fees may apply, see price page for details.3
We fly two Tandem passengers at a time in the aircraft.
The two of you and your skydive instructors will fly to altitude in about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy the view and relax.
The door opens above 12,000′ – Relax!
Your instructor will give you simple instructions and jump with you out the door. Freefall will last about 35-45 seconds at speeds over 125 miles per hour.
You feel the wind stop and peacefully float down from 5000′. Your parachute ride lasts about 5-7 minutes. Groups will be able to view and photograph their friends and family from the skydive spectator area.
If you have questions not listed on FAQ Skydive Castroville, please let us know we are happy to include them on our FAQ Skydive Castroville page
when can you skydive?
We offer multiple jump times through out the day.