What is a tandem skydive?
It’s a jump where two people are harnessed together for the jump. The passenger is in front and the instructor wears and operates the parachute system. Many thousands of tandem skydives are made each year throughout the United States.
When are you open?
We operate from Friday 3PM thru Sunday 8Pm, April thru October. Our phone number/text number is open 24/7 at 218-390-1800. We can be emailed anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is minimum age to do a tandem skydive?
At least 18 years old. There is no maximum age. People over 90 years old jump.
Is there a weight limit?
Yes, must not be over 230 pounds.
What other personal issues are there?
A person must not have any health issues that would prevent them from jumping. If there are any concerns, please consult your health care professional. Also, having reasonable fitness is important. One must be able to lift their legs up for a few seconds when landing.
What should I wear for the jump?
During the warmer summer months, tandem jumpers usually jump wearing whatever their wearing. No jumpsuit. (You want to feel the wind!) We recommend wearing “tennis Shoes” on the jump.
Is it ok to drink some alcohol before the jump?
No. Must be 100% sober.
What training is involved to do a tandem jump?
One must watch a short video explaining the tandem jump. Then fill out some waiver forms. Finally a few minutes to be taught proper body position. Your instructor will then put a harness on you.
Can I bring a camera on the jump?
No. Feel free to take all the pictures/video when you are on the ground.
Can I bring people to watch me jump?
Yes, bring as many as you want!
Does weather effect my jump?
Yes. We cannot jump if it is raining, too cloudy, or too windy. Also weather conditions can change during the day. Thus on the day of your jump, please contact us if weather seems questionable. Many of our customers come from far away to jump with us (and enjoy the activities around the Duluth/Superior area), we will try to accommodate your jump if weather becomes an issue.
What is the cost for a tandem jump?
Is there a required deposit to make a reservation?
Yes. $50 deposit for each person planning to jump. Generally this deposit is not refundable. We will reschedule your jump if weather prevents the jump.
Can I get pictures or a video of the jump?
We use hand held GoPro cameras. On the day of your jump, we will explain the options available.
How many people could jump at the same time?
Our plane holds 4 jumpers. Thus two sets of tandems/instructors.
What forms of payments can be used?
Cash and most common credit/debit cards. No checks sorry.
Where are you located?
Richard I Bong Airport in Superior WI. Only a few miles from Duluth MN. Just google “airport Superior WI”.
Do you accept tandem jump certificates purchased thru another company?
No. Any type of prepaid jump must be purchased thru Skydive Duluth and by calling our phone number 218-390-1800.
Does skydiving have lots of rules to follow?
Yes. All businesses, throughout the United States, that offer tandem skydives must follow lots of rules. Primarily the rule setting entities are the United States Parachute Association (USPA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and skydiving equipment manufacturers. It does not matter where this skydive business is located nor the size of the skydive business, the same rules must be followed.
Is there a group discount?
Yes, if 10 or more. $25 discount on each jumper’s price.
Is a reservation required for a tandem skydive?
We recommend reservations as customers with reservations always receive preference over “walk ins”. Please call for same day jumping – we might be able to accommodate you!
Could I purchase a tandem skydive for someone?
Yes. Text or call us anytime! If you change your mind and want to jump yourself, you can. The rules for anybody to use this tandem skydive are the same as for anyone to jump. Must be at least 18 years old, not more than 230 pounds and have no health issues that would prevent them from jumping.
Why jump at Skydive Duluth?
This business is located only a few miles from beautiful Lake Superior. During the plane ride up to the jumping altitude, a person has one of the best views anywhere in the Midwest. It is a common occurrence to look down and see large cargo ships and sail boats on the lake. Duluth MN, which is also only a few miles away, overlooks Lake Superior and is also a spectacular site! Also all of this is your scenery as you fall through the sky on your tandem skydive!
Who owns this business?
Skydive Duluth is owned and operated by Dean Beaudoin. Dean became a skydiver in 1989 after graduating from student skydive training in Florida. He has thousands of jumps