Challenge your courage by taking this leap of faith by jumping off a plane at an altitude of 11,000 feet. Skydive South Padre Island is one of the best places for skydiving thanks to the scenic view one gets while diving off the plane. With instructors who are world record holders or national champs and make over a thousand jumps each year, you know that rest assured, you are going to have a good time while ensuring that the best safety practices in the industry are going to be followed. The centre is equipped with the most modern equipment to ensure that divers here do not settle for anything but the best.
Here is how it works:-
Once you have made your decision to go skydiving, you just need to make a call and make a reservation. At the centre, your harness is put on and a short briefing is given after which you are taken in an air conditioned van to Brownsville Airport. After some more safety checks you make your way to the airplane. Time to go! The airplane takes off and you are on your way up and out to the beach. Your fears grip loosens as you look out of the windows, getting your first look at how awesome this is going to be. As the flight gains height your instructor points out to the Coast and The Rio Grand. Just as you start to relax your instructor tells you its time to hook up. He makes all the necessary attachments and calls out his safety checks.
Ready! Set! GO!
You're Skydiving! The first thing you notice is how controlled the dive is. The wind is rushing by and your senses are overloaded as you fall through the sky at speeds over 120mph. Spinning through the air your instructor gives the sign, its time to pull! Wow!
Now you and your instructor settle in for an awesome 5-7 min canopy ride above South Padre Island. If you feel up to it your instructor gives you the student controls and lets you fly. You and your instructor make your last few turns and he lands you back where it all started, toes in the sand. Your friends are there to see your excitement. Congratulations! You are officially a skydiver.
Jumpers must be at least 18 years of age.
Jumpers must weigh less than 220lbs. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
One also has the choice to have a video taken of the entire skydiving session where in a professional cameraman takes photos and videos at each stage starting from the tying of the harness to the end of the dive. The cameraman also jumps along with you to take a video of the entire dive.
Skydive South Padre Island Travel Tips
- One can additionally pay $100 for a video(optional).
- One should make a reservation prior to going.
- Although the entire session lasts for 2 hours, one must be prepared to spend the entire day as there are various variables such as weather that can delay/ bring changes in the timings.
- Clayton’s Beach Bar
- Kellys Irish Pub
- Ted’s Restaurant
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75.39% of people who visit South Padre Island include Skydive South Padre Island in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
35.48% of people start their Skydive South Padre Island visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Skydive South Padre Island
68.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Skydive South Padre Island
Skydive South Padre Island Reviews & Ratings
Such an amazing experience! The people are super friendly and made it fun to jump. Just flying through the clouds and seeing the view is incredible and the fall is the best! I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
First time I've ever been skydiving and it was one of the best experiences of my life! Frank and his crew are not only safe and professional, they are hilarious and funny, which will make any newbie feel comfortable! I'd highly recommend this to anyone in or around South Padre. There is no way you will regret it!
Such a great experience. I am normally scared of heights, but this was a blast! Everyone at Skydive SPI was very professional and made us feel safe the entire time. They were also very light hearted which helped make it fun and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
WOW, WOW, WOW!! These guys are AWESOME! It was my first time and I am so glad it was with this company!! Frank is so great! As we were waiting I could tell he saw my nerves...he came and made pleasant conversation and made jokes that kept my mind occupied! Really helped with the anxiety. My biggest concern was the fact that i had broken my ankle about 8 months earlier. So I was really worried about the landing. I talked to frank before I put my deposit down to make sure it would be safe. He assured me his skilled jumpers would land me safely. The fact that he asked several questions before i put my deposit down made me feel that he was truly concerned about my safety and not just about the money! SPARKY ....what can I say!! He was my tandem instructor. On the ride to the airport, I expressed my concern again. He as well asked several questions and assured me I was ok. He made me feel SAFE. COMPLETELY SAFE!! he explained everything to me in detail. The jump was complete BLISS!!! When it came time to land he told me just lift my legs....he landed me so softly and perfectly on my behind. It was like sitting on a pillow in that soft sand....SO SMOOTH!! IF YOUR IN TEXAS AND WANT TO DO THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME, DO IT WHERE U GET SPECTACULAR VIEWS, PROFESSIONAL STAFF, WHO HAVE OVER 20+ YEARS OF JUMPING AND OVER 10,000 JUMPS!! GO TO SPI SKYDIVING!! Thank you guys!! See you next year!!!
Life changing! I had the best time of my life! The crew was amazing, professional, safe, and most of all made me feel so comfortable! I highly recommend going here! It was my first time and it won’t be my last. The most beautiful scenery I have ever experienced without anything blocking my view. This is off my bucket list and now on my every year to do list!