Stretching proudly from the old courthouse to a set of steps overlooking the vast Mississippi river, the Gateway Arch stands as a stark, stainless steel reminder of St. Louis’ role in America’s westward expansion.
Remarkable as this monument is, did you know St. Louis has another incredible gateway to offer? An experience arguably as grand as the iconic Gateway Arch.
We’re talking about the high-flying, freefalling fun that is tandem skydiving. For anyone who aims to enter our wondrous world, this is your gateway to skydiving solo.
How does tandem skydiving work?
Similar to a tandem bicycle where two people ride together atop a single frame, tandem skydiving is a form of skydiving where two individuals share a single large parachute. On a tandem skydive, the skydiving instructor wears a “backpack” which we, in the biz, refer to as a container. As the name suggests, the tandem skydiving container contains the parachute. The student wears a harness that attaches at four locations (one at each shoulder and one at each leg) to the instructor’s parachute harness/container. Skydive St. Louis takes care of all your equipment needs. Just book your skydive and show up ready – and we’ll guide you on what you need to know to prepare for this extraordinary experience!
Is it dangerous to go skydiving?
Skydiving is not without risk. That being said, if proper precautions are taken, skydiving can be a fun sport to enjoy. Because tandem skydiving takes place under the guidance of a professional, it is a remarkably attainable way to experience the adrenaline rush of jumping from an aircraft in flight. While there are risks associated with skydiving, at Skydive STL, we take every precaution to ensure those risks are mitigated. Like many life-changing experiences, you’ll find that one of the most dangerous parts of skydiving is how addictive it is.
How much does it cost for a tandem skydiving experience in Missouri?
You can go skydiving in Missouri at Skydive STL starting at $245 per person. If you can gather a gang of friends, you may be able to qualify for group rates and get up to $20 off per person!
Step Through The Gateway
Just as St. Louis is the gateway to the west, a tandem skydive with Skydive STL is your gateway to adventure! Here’s what you can look forward to when you skydive over the border of Missouri and Illinois.
See Things Differently
Though the Gateway Arch is the world’s tallest at 630 feet, it is small fries when compared to a tandem skydive. As your gateway to adventure, on a tandem skydive, you’ll ascend to 10,000 feet above the ground before leaping into the wild blue yonder. From this height, you will freefall for 45 seconds.
Face the Unknown
The best part about skydiving for the first time is that you really don’t know exactly what to expect. Without a doubt, it’s a wondrous new world that you’re about to uncover. Just like your forefathers and mothers before you, you’ll set out to explore entirely new territory.
This foray into the unknown is but one of many you’ll make in your lifetime. And if history has taught us anything, it’s that no great adventure worth having has come from knowing exactly what was in store!
Take The First Step To Skydiving Solo
If skydiving solo is your goal, it’s best to start with a tandem skydive. Tandem skydiving affords you the chance to make your first jump with little to no pressure. You will have certain responsibilities on a tandem skydive, but your instructor will take the lead. For those with an independent streak, if you ask your instructor ahead of time you can deploy the parachute and even get a chance to steer!
And whatever you do, don’t forget to get photos and video of your skydive! It’s an experience you’ll want to relive over and over again.
Adventure awaits! Schedule your gateway skydiving experience today!