Skydiving Medical Conditions Explained

Skydiving Medical Conditions Explained

Published: January 27, 2021

Heart pumping. Fingernail biting. White knuckling. Just thinking about skydiving elevates our senses and we know it will for you, too. However, an elevated heart rate means different things to different people. If you are managing health conditions, but skydiving is on your bucket list, then this article is for YOU! Here we discuss the possibilities of skydiving with medical conditions.

Is Skydiving Right For You?

The idea to skydive is exhilarating as it's a tangible thing to do. All you need to do is call your local skydiving center, make an appointment and show up. However, if you have a medical condition, this could mean something entirely different.

We must confess, we are professional skydivers, not medical professionals. The only ones ultimately responsible for the decision to skydive or not - especially if you're managing asthma, epilepsy, or high blood pressure - is up to you and your doctor. So we highly suggest internally investigating to see if skydiving is right for you first, before planning a day out to skydive.

Skydiving with medical conditions

Case-by-Case Considerations

We've known people to skydive at the age of 103, who are paraplegic, and even amputees that have gone skydiving and even take things to the next level. All such inspiring stories of people who've overcome a lot to make the dream of leaping from a plane come true and defied many odds.

We've also known those who have skydived with asthma and even high blood pressure. However, all of these medical conditions, including age, paraplegia, and amputees need not only their doctor's recommendation to try this sport but ours as well. Since each situation is unique, we take all of these considerations on a case-by-case basis.

Once you've decided that skydiving is for you, and you have your doctor's approval, the next step is to give us a call so we can discuss your options further.

Skydiving Health Requirements

There are a few other general age and health requirements here at Skydive Long Island as well.

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Weight: Not weigh more than 200 pounds (considerations may be made for those up to 225 pounds. However, additional fees will apply, and you must call to inquire.)
  • Vision: You may also skydive with glasses or contact lenses

Conclusion

Skydiving IS a heart-pumping and fingernail biting experience. However, our top priority is safety and we must take skydiving with medical conditions seriously. If you aren't sure about skydiving and a medical condition you have such as asthma, high blood pressure, epilepsy, mental or psychological health concerns, or any heart conditions, please consult your doctor, then give us a call so we can discuss your options.

We love welcoming people into this wonderful sport and community. However, we take skydiving with medical conditions seriously as we not only want you to enjoy the experience but to be safe for you and for us.

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Skydive Long Island and their team is absolutely the best place to go skydiving! They make sure you feel comfortable, and take your enjoyment and safety as their number one priority.

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