First Time Skydiving

First Time Skydiving

by Toni Summers
Skydive Guam & Saipan

Ready To Take The Leap?

If you know you are ready to take the leap…  from out of a plane 14,000 feet above the Earth, and you’ve never done it before, then a first time tandem skydive is a great place to start skydiving immediately!

Tandem skydiving allows guests ages 18 to 65 the chance to experience 60 seconds of freefall when exiting at an altitude of 14,000 feet. You will share a tandem skydiving harness with a professional Tandem Instructors who will show you why birds fly! Want to learn about tandem skydiving for the first time? Read on to hopefully answer any question you have and get you excited to try tandem skydiving!

Welcome to the Drop Zone!

You should plan to spend a half day at the Drop Zone for your first tandem skydive. You will first attend a safety lecture and sign your disclaimer.

Suit Up!

Please plan to wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes (no open toes). You will also be asked to wear a jumpsuit and goggles to keep your eyes and clothes protected.

Your Tandem Instructor will ask you to step into a harness, where you will then be adjusted to perfectly fit your body. Please don’t attempt to re-adjust your harness once your Tandem Instructor is finished. The harness is adjusted to ensure your safety, and if you  change any adjustment you can risk your own life!

Load Up

After being harnessed to your Tandem Instructor, the plane will take off! Sit back, relax, enjoy stunning views from high above the ground!


Are you ready!? Your Tandem Instructor will give you instructions to ensure you are in the safest position possible to depart the aircraft. Time to get down!


Enjoy 15-seconds to 1-minute of freefall depending on your altitude. You don’t have to worry about the freefall creating the “roller coaster drop” feeling. The feeling is actually similar to floating and the air resistance all around you creates a feeling of cushioning and support. 


At approximately 5,500 feet, your instructor will deploy the main parachute allowing you to take in the surrounding views with approximately five minutes of peaceful flying.

Congrats! You Did It!

You will land at the Drop Zone. Don’t worry! Your feet will be lifted as you land, and your tandem jumpmaster will make sure you land as nice and smoothly as possible. After a ride in the van back to the office, you will receive a completion certificate from your instructor. Congrats on your first skydiving lesson!

Ready to begin your adventure? Give Skydive Guam a call today at (670) 475-5555 to book your tandem skydive. Or visit us on the web at!


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