Skydive Hawaii®!

Exiting the plane

 "The World's Most Beautiful Skydiving Center"

Hawaii's Most Exciting Activity!

Tandem Photo

Tandem skydiving is unquestionably the safest way to experience skydiving for the first time.  After a few minutes of instruction, you can enjoy the exhilarating freefall with an instructor before deploying the larger parachute and enjoying the breathtaking views as you gently descend to earth together. 

Our staff are largely independent contractors and USPA licensed, professional Tandem Instructors.  Tandem skydiving is restricted to those eighteen years and older, and not weighing more than 240 pounds.  For those weighing over 200 pounds but less than 240 pounds, an additional $2.00 per pound is charged, and your Tandem Instructor must approve each sky diver weighing over 200 pounds.  All tandem jumpers must sign our liability release / liability waiver form. 

Shuttle vans stop at Waikiki hotels (also UH, Aloha Tower, Honolulu International Airport and Pearl Harbor Nimitz Gate) three times per day and return approximately 6 hours later.  For those who are making tandem jumps, the shuttle is included at no additional charge.  Shuttles are available at the following times:

  • 7:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1:00 PM
    Shuttle stops at UH - Burns Hall, Aloha Tower, Airport and Pearl Harbor Nimitz Gate are at 30 minutes after.

If you have your own vehicle and have paid the reservation deposit, plan on spending about two hours at our Dillingham Airfield facilities.  Walk ups, same day reservations, weekends and busy days could take up to half a day. Other offers, coupons or other discounts may not be combined with the discounts on this site.

Most people make their tandem skydive wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Bring or wear sport/ tennis shoes.  No baggy clothing, hoods, dresses or skirts may be worn on the tandem skydive.  If it is a cool day long sleeves and pants are great.

Guaranteed altitude for our regular tandem exit is 12,000'. Weather and government restrictions apply and may limit altitude.  If you are making reservations within 48 hours of the mainland computer, you will be required to pay the entire jump price instead of just a deposit.  Please use the on-line reservation system at least three days prior to your intended jump.

2012 On-line 3 day Advance Reservation Pricing is as follows:


Tandem Skydive $225
On-line Reservation Special 12,000' $150
Military Special (Show valid US military ID to cashier and pay balance) $125 - just pay the $50 deposit with your reservation
Student Special: (Show valid student ID to cashier and pay balance) $125 - just pay the $50 deposit with your reservation
Birthday Special: (Tandem on your actual birthday) FREE T-SHIRT WITH JUMP

2012 On-line3 day Advance Reservations Group Rates:

Groups of 4-9 People: $140 each
Groups of 10-24 People: $135 each, Group Organizer receives FREE T-SHIRT
Groups of 25 or more: $125 each, Group Organizer JUMPS FOR FREE!

 * $50 online deposit 12 hours in advance of jump is required for all special pricing for on-line reservations!  All sales are final.

"The Ultimate" 14,000' (other than 20,000') is $175 per person with on-line reservations - just make a reservation and after you arrive at Skydive Hawaii let our cashier know you want 14,000' guaranteed.  The Ultimate 14,000' jump provides 12 seconds more freefall than the 12,000' tandem skydive.  Retail price is $250 per person.  Weather and government restrictions apply and may limit altitude.

 * $50 online deposit 12 hours in advance of jump is required for all special pricing for on-line reservations!  All sales are final.

Highest tandem skydive in Hawaii to 20,000' is $998 per person.  
You will be required to use supplimental oxygen during part of the flight to reach this altitude.  Advance notice of 96 hours (4 days) and $200 per person deposit required.  Each of these 20,000' tandem flights are limited to two tandem jumpers per flight.  Price includes photos and DVD.  Plan to arrive at 7:30AM, no shuttle available.  

WARNING:  Temperature at 20,000' can be -25 degrees.  Layered clothing is recommended, as freefall will add a windchill at 120mph.  Men must be clean-shaven so that oxygen masks will fit snugly.  It could be very cold for up to 20 minutes.

Please email onlinesupport@skydivehawaii.com with subject: Highest tandem skydive.  Include a fax number to send credit card authorization form.  Confirmation will be returned by email.  

Walk ins are welcome everyday at Skydive Hawaii®.  The afternoons are generally less busy than mornings.

Why Skydive?

  • Experience the rush and excitement
  • Participate in a totally unique sport
  • Feel the "hard air" in free fall
  • Just always wanted to do it
  • Stress reduction therapy

Skydive Hawaii offers:

  • Only all American parachute equipment
  • The most beautiful facilities
  • The best skydiving aircraft in all of Hawaii 
  • The most professional staff

Check out videos taken at Skydive Hawaii® and posted on YouTube.com by our happy customers.

Safety First: 

  • Do not skydive within 24 hours after you have made a scuba dive
  • Protect yourself from the Sun
  • Bring water or other fluids to stay hydrated

While each person's reason for skydiving may differ, the general feeling on landing is euphoric, having just had more fun and excitement than is generally experienced in a month of Sundays.   As Hawaii's oldest and largest sky diving center, Skydive Hawaii® is known for having the best instructors. We also make more daily tandem jumps and have been able to offer you that pristine North Shore view at the World's Most Beautiful Skydiving Center! 

For liability reasons, tandem customers are not allowed to bring their personal camera(s) on their skydive.  

The Coastline

Photos are $100 with an automatic discount to $75 with on-line reservations!  DVDs are $150 and both DVD and photos together are $210.  Place your video and/or on a thumb drive for an additional $5.

The tandem passenger will enjoy the great views of the North Shore during the fifteen minutes flight up to jump altitude. When the plane reaches jump altitude, your USPA Tandem Instructor will secure you to their gear. Together you will exit the aircraft and reach speeds of 120mph, without worrying about getting a ticket for speeding! Your freefall will be thrilling; remember to keep your eyes open!   

Big Jim tandem exit, photo by Peter Konrad

The sensation of freefalling is not so much one of falling, but more like flying. When you exit the plane, the North Shore of Oahu is below you. On a clear day it is possible to see the other Hawaiian Islands in freefall. After the canopy opens you will still be able to see much of Oahu.

  Tandem Photo

Photo by Greg Rau
Tandem Master: Eric Santee

Wakanohana, Sumo's 66th Yokozuna, (now Fujishima) 
says "Saikou" after his tandem jump at Skydive Hawaii in 2000!

Many times Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, Kaena Point and the leeward coast are in plain view. You will also be able to see majestic bluffs, valleys, beautiful beaches, whales and other marine life from your canopy. Tandem jumping provides an obvious advantage for the adventurous spirit who cannot adequately meet the physical or proficiency requirements for the Freefall School jumps. By relying on the USPA Tandem Instructor's skill, they will still be able to experience the thrill of skydiving.  Your friends can watch you smile, hoot and holler from our viewing area.

 Exiting the airplane

Tandem Instructor Lyle Stewart and first jump student exit from the Cessna Caravan's wide door.

 Skydive Hawaii

Refund Policies:  

Email all refund requests to our office at onlinesupport@skydivehawaii.com.

All Purchases:  If this order was a mistake, you have 12 hours to email our office at onlinesupport@SkydiveHawaii.com to request a full refund for all online purchases, after 12 hours refund policies vary by service. Refunds requested after 12 hours from purchase may take up to 7 business days to process.

Tandem Skydiving Reservations: Full refunds may be issued up until 48 hours before your reservation. Cancellations made within 48 hours of your reservation are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. You MUST cancel 48 hours in advance or show up and jump at our facility on the day of your reservation to avoid loosing your $50 deposit. Any fees in excess of $50 collected for services will remain on your account for up to one year.

Limited availability Items: Events such as classes are refundable only at management’s discretion.  

Merchandise: Unused merchandise is refundable for up to 15 days.
Gift Certificates: Gift Certificates are refundable for up to 30 days with a service charge of $5 or 3% (whichever is higher). Gift Certificates are redeemable for 2 years after the issue date.

Rain Dates:  If you show up and weather or other conditions do not permit skydiving on the date and time you have selected in your reservation, you may reschedule your reservation with our staff on-site to another date and time within one year without penalty.  Refunds may be requested with a $5 or 3% (whichever is higher) service charge.

 * $50 online deposit 12 hours in advance of jump is required for all special pricing for on-line reservations!  All sales are final.


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