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Everything you need to know about your first jump

Don't worry, you don't need any previous knowledge or experience to do a tandem jump with us, just sporty clothing and a little courage. The length of your tandem jump depends on the size of your group, but on average it takes 2 to 3 hours (weather permitting). We can only jump in good weather conditions. If we have to cancel due to the weather, we will inform you the evening before and in these cases you will receive your deposit back if you do not have a replacement date. Judging the weather forecast a few days in advance is almost impossible for the Alps. We strongly recommend that you book your appointment in advance, we welcome walk-ins, but expect longer waiting times. All different video and picture options can be selected on the day, they do not need to be booked in advance. Outdoor videos only on request.

 

STEP BY STEP

We offer free pick-up service in Interlaken. Of course you can also come by car, we have free parking spaces available.

After the paperwork, you can also book your video and / or photos (no pre-booking for video and photos required). You can pay the outstanding amount on site by credit card or cash.

You will be equipped with a jump suite and a harness. In winter we will provide you with gloves if you don't have your own.

When the whole group is ready, we first give the safety instructions and then practice the freefall position and landing. Then, if you still hate questions, this is the time to ask them!

A short five-minute drive from our jump area is the helicopter landing pad, as soon as we get there we will check the equipment again, take photos and / or record a short interview before we get on the helicopter.

Enjoy and relax on the scenic flight over the beautiful landscape of the Bernese Oberland.

It is quite normal to be nervous before the first jump, but as soon as you are in freefall for 2 to 3 seconds, you will be able to leave your fears far behind you and enjoy it to the full - we promise.

The height and especially the weight influences the free fall speed, the smaller and lighter the slower, the bigger and heavier the faster, in general it is about 45 seconds.

The gentle parachute flight then takes about 5 to 8 minutes before we land as planned.

After your jump, the images or edited video are ready in less than 15 minutes. You can watch it with your friends on the big screen and when you are ready, we will drop you off around Interlaken or at your hotel.

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How safe is tandem skydiving?

Can you breathe while skydiving?

Yes! Your first skydive will definitely take your breath away - but not literally! Fortunately, breathing is just as easy in free fall as it is on the floor, otherwise just scream, it always helps 🙂

 

When is the best time to go skydiving?

The winter season is by far the best time for skydiving. The Alps are covered by a thick blanket of snow, which makes them incredibly beautiful, and the air is clear - great visibility guaranteed.

 

How safe is tandem skydiving?

These are the most natural questions in the world to ask yourself when you're considering jumping out of a helicopter at 4,000 feet and entrusting your life to a person and company you've never met before: A tandem jump will get you through A highly qualified tandem instructor accompanies you so that you can fully enjoy the whole experience.

Equipment:
Skydiving technology has advanced by leaps and bounds since its original invention. This development has made skydiving extremely safe today. Tandem equipment consists of two parachutes: a “main parachute” and a “reserve parachute”. The reserve parachute is packed and maintained by a certified rigger. If the main parachute fails in any way, the identical reserve parachute is used.

Interestingly, the reserve doesn't even have to be activated manually. All of our equipment has an automatic release device (AAD) to ensure that the reserve parachute opens for us if we cannot open it ourselves. The AAD is a small device that monitors the descent rate and height of jumpers. If the tandem falls at a certain height at high speed, the reserve opens automatically. Pretty cool right?

Tandem Master / Skydive Interlaken:
In order to become a tandem master (also called a tandem instructor), the person must have years of experience and extensive training so that your safety is guaranteed during a tandem jump.

Our team is highly professional, has years of experience and thousands of leaps. Skydive Interlaken has been offering tandem skydiving every day all year round for over 20 years. We don't compromise on your or our safety.

If you are thinking of doing a tandem jump, we would love to see you here. Book your tandem skydive at Skydive Interlaken - or contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to answer them!

 

What is the weight limit for a tandem skydiver?

Our limit is 100kg / 220lbs and 195cm / 76 ″ height. If you're a little over the limit it might still be possible, but we can't guarantee it for you (contact us). Skydive Interlaken reserves the right to refuse a customer the jump if there are safety concerns, even if the limits are adhered to.

 

 

How cold is it while skydiving?

Depending on the time of year, the air temperature can range from warm to quite cool. In the colder months, the helicopter's cabin is heated and we give you an overall that protects you from the cold. Even though the air temperature changes all year round, this is the last thing to worry about when you do your first skydive! 😉

WHY WE

At Skydive Interlaken we pride ourselves on having a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and at the same time being able to offer such a unique experience. The best and only way to fly through valleys, glaciers and high mountains is by helicopter, and that's why we at Skydive Interlaken choose this fascinating machine. This makes it very special and rare as there aren't many jump sites in the world that only involve jumping from a helicopter.


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SKYDIVE INTERLAKEN REVIEWS

Still not sure if you want to jump with us? Take a look at what other adventure seekers have to say about their experience at Skydive Interlaken.

Do you have any questions? Here you get the answer

  • Is there a weight limit?

    Yes, weight limit 100kg or 220lbs. Body proportion and general fitness can influence a safe landing. You should be able to raise your legs to land. If in doubt, we will make a decision on site.

  • What about bad weather?

    Bad weather happens. Call and we will discuss the options. The deposit will be refunded if we decide not to jump due to bad weather.

  • How old do i have to be

    There is no age limit. You have to fit in the harness. Under 18 years of age with parental consent

  • What do I have to wear?

    Sneakers, t-shirts, jeans or shorts in summer. Bring wind stoppers and gloves in winter. We will provide you with a jumpsuit, glasses, gloves and, if you wish, a cap.

  • Do we pick you up from the hotel or train station in Interlaken?
  • How long it will take?

    Take at least 2-3 hours, the weather can sometimes lead to delays.

  • Can I have my skydive filmed?

    Yes, pictures and videos do not need to be registered in advance, we can show you when we meet. Outdoor video only on request

  • Can i bring my own camera?

    For safety reasons, wrist or helmet cameras such as Go Pro’s are not allowed.

  • Can I breathe or speak in free fall?

    You can breathe normally, don't worry. Otherwise, you'll just scream to empty your lungs and it'll definitely work.

  • What happens if the parachute does not open?

    In this case we have a reserve parachute and an automatic activation device. It even opens the reserve parachute if your tandem master is unable to do it on his own.

  • Is there a size limit?
  • How long will I be in free fall?

    The body size influences the free fall speed, the smaller and lighter the slower, the bigger and heavier the faster, generally it is around 45 seconds.

  • How long does the parachute flight take?

    About 5 to 8 minutes before we land as planned.

  • Can I speak while parachuting?

    As soon as the umbrella is open, we can talk together as normal

  • Can we talk in free fall?

    Generally speaking, you can speak, but as free fall speeds can reach 200km / h, the wind makes it difficult to hear.

  • Are your instructors licensed?

    All of our tandem masters are licensed, highly professional and have years of experience.

  • Do you have insurance?

    No. Therefore, you will be asked to fill out a disclaimer before jumping. This is a standard procedure in any skydiving center.

  • Do you accept credit cards?

    Yes, we accept most major credit cards and debit cards, but you can also pay in cash (CHF, EUR).

  • Licensed jumpers / fun jumpers

    Requirements: Minimum license USPA -B-, 100 jumps. Registration, introduction, ground transport to the helicopter, CHF 95 per slot. Bring your own equipment, we do not rent any material.

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