Why Tandem Skydiving in New York is A Must

Why Tandem Skydiving in New York is A Must

Published: January 27, 2023

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!

What makes tandem skydiving so awesome?

Tandem skydiving allows the general public to experience human flight while being attached to a professional and experienced instructor - it requires no prior experience and minimal day-of instruction. We could go on and on about the multitude of benefits that jumping from a plane provides, but in short, it's simply a life-changing experience that we can't adequately put into words, you'll just have to see for yourself!

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Whether you choose your first jump to be a "one and done" adventure, or you decide to pursue solo jumping, the effects will be with you forever. Many first-time jumpers rave most about their newfound desire to live their life to the fullest - nothing can hold you back once you prove to yourself that your fears can be conquered!

People often say that they don't notice the loud rush of the wind or the slight awkwardness of being strapped to a stranger, but they do notice the total alteration in their perspective. It truly makes a world of difference to see how small your problems are from 2.5 miles above the ground!

How much is this life-changing jump going to cost me?

The skydiving NYC price is going to run you $239 on the weekdays and $259 on the weekends when you book online. Let's jump into what exactly you're paying for besides our prime location.

Professionalism: Everyone on our staff has safety at the forefront of their minds, from the people who greet you when you walk in, to our videographers, instructors, parachute packers, and beyond. We are a proud United States Parachute Association member dropzone and strictly adhere to their regulations and recommendations. We'd also like to note that to even think about becoming a tandem instructor, someone has to have at least 500 skydives, 3 hours of controlled freefall, and have been jumping for a minimum of 3 years (along with a slew of other met qualifications). Trust us, we've got you covered. Our multi-rated tandem instructors love what they do and are passionate about showing you a good time!

Memories: The first time you jump from an airplane is a special experience, and whether you're ridin' solo or coming with a group of your best pals, it's a memory that will stick with you forever. Imagine reminiscing on your NYC trip 20 years down the line and casually tossing in the fact that you made a skydive over none other than the infamous beaches of Long Island - it's unmatched!

A freakin' good time: The financial commitment to skydive is nothing compared to the lifelong freedom you'll gain from jumping. Skydiving is a priceless activity that only a fraction of the population will have the pleasure of experiencing.

Where are we?

Skydive Long Island is located in Shirley, NY. We're less than 1.5 hours from the smack dab center of Manhattan, about 2 hours from New Haven, CT, and just under 3 hours from Philly! We're the closest you can get to tandem skydiving NYC, and lucky for you tandem skydiving is our specialty. Located only 50 miles east of New York City, we're proud to be NYC's premier skydiving center. However, we are definitely not exclusive to serving knickerbockers and would be ecstatic for anyone from anywhere to come jump with us!

The sights of New York

What do you think of when you hear the glorious two words, "New York?" Snow? Buddy The Elf? The enormous buildings and bright lights of the Big Apple? What about our stunning lakes, wildlife refuges, and the shimmering sea crashing onto our beaches? From the skies above our favorably located airport you can pretty much see it all!

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Ready to make your landlocked friends even more jealous? We are located less than 15 minutes from the beach, meaning you can see the ocean and the iconic skyline of NYC while soaring through the skies on a clear day! Book today and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We can't wait to skydive with you!

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My GF and I just had our first sky diving experience with Skydive Long Island this past weekend and it was FANTASTIC!

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