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  • Skydiving Deals - Why You Shouldn’t Just Book the Cheapest

    Dec 20

    Skydiving Deals - Why You Shouldn’t Just Book the Cheapest

    At Skydive Long Island, many of our tandem skydiving customers find us via searches such as 'skydiving NYC or 'skydiving near me'. But once you start browsing, another search may appeal - 'skydiving best price'. This is an easy trap to fall into.

  • The Best Experience Gifts In NYC

    Dec 14

    The Best Experience Gifts In NYC

    Holiday shopping is filled with angst when trying to purchase that 'perfect gift.' The truth is we all have lots of stuff; what we really want are experiences!

  • What Skydiving Feels Like

    Nov 28

    What Skydiving Feels Like

    Everything you think you know about what skydiving feels like is probably wrong. Skydiving Does Not Feel like a Roller Coaster. At All. Ever.?

  • When Will a Skydive Be Canceled?

    Nov 15

    When Will a Skydive Be Canceled?

    It's better to be on the ground wishing you were in the sky than in the sky wishing you were on the ground. In our books, there is no bigger bummer than the cancellation of a skydive when the weather conditions for skydiving aren't agreeable

  • 3 Reasons Skydiving Will Change Your Life

    Oct 31

    3 Reasons Skydiving Will Change Your Life

    Once you've jumped out the door of a plane, you'll never be the same person again. Here's our top 3 reasons why skydiving is a life-changing experience.

  • How Do Skydiving Parachutes Work?

    Oct 25

    How Do Skydiving Parachutes Work?

    Get the inside scoop on tandem skydiving safety and learn how parachutes work to deliver the safest, most-fun skydiving experience you can have.

  • Are Skydiving Videos Worth The Money?

    Sep 28

    Are Skydiving Videos Worth The Money?

    You wouldn't get married without a photographer. So why skydive without a video package? Find out more here.

  • Skydiving Near Me

    Sep 21

    Skydiving Near Me

    There are some tricksters out there that make a ton of money from the fact that non-skydivers have a hard time differentiating between real dropzones and price-hiked fakers. Here's how they do it, and how to protect yourself.

  • Skydive South Shore Becomes Skydive Long Island

    Aug 29

    Skydive South Shore Becomes Skydive Long Island

    Skydive South Shore will be changing our name to Skydive Long Island starting in the 2017 season. We recognize that Skydive Long Island has been the premier skydiving location for Long Island jumpers since 1986. The name of Skydive Long Island will continue to be protected and treated with pride and we'll offer the same high-quality service we always have.

  • Why Skydiving Is Awesome

    Aug 16

    Why Skydiving Is Awesome

    Here's why you might love your first-time skydiving experience so much you'll literally drop everything else and run off to join our circus. Seriously.

  • Does Skydiving Feel Like a Roller Coaster?

    Jul 14

    Does Skydiving Feel Like a Roller Coaster?

    We often get asked, 'does your stomach drop when you skydive'? Here we discuss what skydiving feels like and how it differs from riding a roller coaster.

  • Skydiving: It’s Natural To Feel Scared

    Jul 12

    Skydiving: It’s Natural To Feel Scared

    If you're not feeling a little scared before you jump out of a high-flying plane, something is very wrong. It's natural to be a little--even a lot--freaked-out!

  • Why Does Skydiving Cost So Much?

    Jun 28

    Why Does Skydiving Cost So Much?

    There's no two ways about it... skydiving is expensive. We know you'll walk away saying it was worth it, but let's answer the ultimate question... "Why does skydiving cost so much?" The answer may leave you hesitating to open a skydiving center anytime soon!

  • Why is There a Weight Limit in Tandem Skydiving?

    Jun 15

    Why is There a Weight Limit in Tandem Skydiving?

    Weight limits in skydiving?! C'mon now. Isn't this all about freedom and flying through the air with the greatest of ease? Check out these three must-knows, and you'll understand why that is.

  • How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

    May 25

    How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

    Anticipating your upcoming tandem skydive? It's natural to wonder about the potential risks involved. While we recognize that skydiving isn't a perfectly safe sport, we think you'll be encouraged to learn why skydiving is the safest it's ever been.

  • Is Skydiving Worth It?

    May 15

    Is Skydiving Worth It?

    Although skydiving is statistically safer than driving a car, we all understand that there are potential risks involved. Here we deal with the question ... is skydiving worth it?

  • Is Skydiving a Responsible Thing For Me To Do?

    Apr 30

    Is Skydiving a Responsible Thing For Me To Do?

    If you've been invited to join a friend to make a tandem skydive, there's a good chance you may pause and wonder if this is a responsible thing for you to do.

  • Skydiving Long Island: Why Choose Us!

    Apr 8

    Skydiving Long Island: Why Choose Us!

    Skydiving Long Island is a great idea - Skydive Long Island is the BEST IDEA!

  • Tips To Improve Your Skydiving Experience

    Mar 4

    Tips To Improve Your Skydiving Experience

    Thinking of making a skydive? We offer some valuable tips to help our guests get the most enjoyment from their skydiving experience!

  • What To Look For When Selecting a DZ

    Mar 4

    What To Look For When Selecting a DZ

    There are lots of drop zones in the United States who offer skydiving, but no two drop zones are the same! There isn't a manual out there telling you what to look for.... so we're here to share some insider knowledge!

  • The Top 10 Skydiving World Records

    Mar 4

    The Top 10 Skydiving World Records

    Setting a skydiving world record always brings a major challenge. We list the top 10 World Record Skydives in the history of the sport.

  • Is Skydiving Risky?

    Mar 3

    Is Skydiving Risky?

    Why would anyone want to jump from a perfectly good airplane? If a skydiver was given a dollar for every time they heard that... they'd be rich. It's hard for people to get their heads around this concept. Most skydivers find it difficult to explain the 'why' for this so called madness, but here's the answer... FREEDOM.

  • The Rewards of Skydiving

    Feb 24

    The Rewards of Skydiving

    Life is full of risk. Is skydiving a necessary risk? It depends who you ask, but millions of people around the world will tell you it is.

  • Top 10 Reasons To Skydive

    Jan 12

    Top 10 Reasons To Skydive

    Why would you skydive out of a perfectly good plane? Good question! To answer this age old question... we provide you with the top ten reasons....

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