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Ready to experience one of life's greatest adventures? Tandem skydiving allows first-time jumpers to experience the thrill of skydiving with no prior experience required!
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Info & Rates
Skydive Long Island™ offers the area's most competitive tandem skydiving rates! Take a look at our prices and current skydiving deals and specials here.
YOUR SKYDIVING LONG ISLAND ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!
Welcome to Skydive Long Island™, Long Island's premier skydiving facility!
In 2017, Skydive Long Island™ will begin a new era of Long Island skydiving at our beautiful new location at the Brookhaven Airport in Shirley, NY. Now under new ownership, Skydive Long Island™ promises to offer exceptional service, breathtaking views, and unforgettable skydiving adventures! Learn more about our rebrand here.
If you live in the NYC metro area, Skydive Long Island™ makes skydiving NYC easy and convenient. Located just 55 miles east of New York City, we are NYC's closest tandem skydiving center. If you're ready for the adventure of a lifetime, let the seasoned and experienced professionals at Skydive Long Island™ get you into the air above the Atlantic Coast. This is Long Island skydiving at its best!
Our specialty at Skydive Long Island™ is first time skydivers. If you're looking to "skydive near me" and make your first jump, there is no better place to do it than Skydive Long Island™. Our experienced instructors, breathtaking coastal views and easy access from New York City, New Jersey, and the Hamptons have made us the #1 choice for skydiving NYC!
Opening weekend for the 2023 season will be April 22 & 23!
The freefall is not as bad as I thought it would be, rollercoasters are much much worse. Freefall feels like you're going through a giant wind tunnel and you can't be scared because you're too high up. Fantastic experience and I can't wait to do it again.
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Recent Skydiving Articles
Why Tandem Skydiving in New York is A Must
Whether you live in the Garden State or are just visiting, seeing the sights of our beautiful isle while tandem skydiving New York is an essential experience to check off the bucket-list - we promise it puts the views from Top of The Rock to shame! Is there a better way to spend your relaxing Saturday afternoon than hucking yourself from an airplane? Absolutely not. What about an early morning jump before your Sunday night show on Broadway? Let's send it! Here at Skydive Long Island we have all your New York skydiving needs covered, and we can't wait to share the sky with you!
Skydiving With An Instructor: What You Need to Know
You just booked your tandem skydive and now you're wondering what in the world you got yourself into!! Do you really want to strap yourself to a random person who probably has a goatee and lives in tie-dyed shirts, and jump from an AIRPLANE?! Heck yeah, you do!! We're here to give you the lowdown on skydive instructors, what their purpose is, how they reached supreme tandem instructor status, and how they'll ensure you have the best experience of your life when you choose to skydive with us. Let's get into it!
The Freedom of Skydiving
The effects of skydiving on the brain and skydiving health benefits in general are SO vast that this article will only scratch the surface. One of the biggest misconceptions about skydiving is that everyone who does it is a huge thrill-seeker and adrenaline junkie. That's just not the case!
Skydiving is a - dare we say - magical experience that we have the opportunity to do over and over again. The freedom that comes from skydiving is physical and mental, and this newfound mindset doesn't go away when you land, but is something you can bring into every facet of your life! Let's take a look at our top four freedoms to be gained from skydiving.
Is Skydiving Like A Workout?
Let's talk about exactly what kind of skydive exercise happens when we leap from a plane, freefall for about 1 mile at around 120mph, and then slowly glide in for landing back to Earth. Our bodies are subjected to strenuous physical and mental challenges while skydiving, not necessarily because it's hard, but because skydiving isn't something that you do every day - unless you're really lucky.
It's like this: you might lift weights for your arms 5x a week in the gym, but then skip leg day. So even though you're considered to be in really good shape, the second you do some calf raises or hamstring curls you'll really feel the burn. We aren't able to simultaneously workout all the muscles that are used in a skydive on the ground, and the same goes for simulating the jump for our mind - it's impossible! Skydiving is just ... wonderfully different. Let's talk about how and why it's like a workout for both mind AND body!
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