Skydive Kauai

Experience The Thrill of Human Flight with Skydive Kauai
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The exhilarating experience of human flight can be yours if you book a skydiving experience through Skydive Kauai. Whether you are new to skydiving or an old hand at the activity, there is something to offer you at this amazing company that promotes safety above all. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

If you have ever dreamed of soaring through the sky uninhibited, much like the majestic flight of a bird, skydiving might be the right activity to try and be the highlight of your trip to the beautiful Hawaiian islands. Skydive Kauai is the perfect destination to fulfill this dream of light and see the sights of beautiful Kauai from high in the sky. Above all at Skydive, Kauai safety is of paramount importance. This company utilizes the most advanced gear available and boasts an experienced and friendly staff, headed up by Dave Timko, a U.S. National Skydiving Champion. 

Human flight is the experience of a lifetime, and trying skydiving for the first time will be something you will never forget. When you book through Skydive Kauai for your first skydive, you will begin the day by meeting the certified instructors whose job it is to keep you safe and to ensure that you have a fabulous experience. All instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association (USPA). You will be paired with an instructor with whom you will jump in tandem. They will remain by your side, quite literally from the minute the plane lifts off the ground at their facility until your feet once again find purchase on solid ground at the end of your jump. 

Your skydiving experience begins as your plane climbs upwards into the sky, which will no doubt come along with a sense of excitement and anticipation. Before reaching jumping altitude, you will receive goggles and then you and your instructor will move towards the doors. When the plane arrives at 10,000 feet, the doors will open, indicating that you are now at jump altitude. Then, you and your tandem instructor will exit the plane. 

The exhilarating and life-changing experience of free-falling will last around 30 seconds from 10,000 feet in the air. While called free-falling, this experience is more appropriately described as flying instead of falling. The entire parachuting experience lasts between five and seven minutes and the views you will enjoy on your flight down are simply incredible. If you thought viewing the “Garden Isle” from the plane for between 20 and 25 minutes on your way up to jumping altitude was amazing, you won’t believe the views you will take in on your 120 mph flight down to earth. 

If you have never before experienced the feeling of flight through skydiving, Skydive Kauai recommends you plan to have your dive recorded via video so you can relive this experience over and over again. While you might have other jumps in the future, you will never forget your first jump, so it’s worth having this memento as a keepsake. 

Whether you have experienced skydiving before or this is your first time, Skydive Kauai is an exhilarating activity and a worthy addition to your vacation itinerary. Guests describe their jump with Skydive Kauai as spectacular, awesome, incredible, and full of pure adrenaline. Newbies to the activity need not worry about getting themselves prepared as Skydive Kauai’s amazing instructors will tell guests everything they need to know before they board the plane and begin the process of climbing to jumping altitude. 

You don’t have to worry about a rough landing either as skydiving equipment has progressed greatly in the past decade, and Skydive Kauai utilizes this newest technology. This means a softer landing at the end of a great experience for you. In fact, they describe the feeling of landing after a jump as equivalent to stepping off a curb, so it’s far from jarring or uncomfortable. 

Skydive Kauai also seeks to work with guests who want to jump along with friends or family members, of course, each with their tandem instructor, so if you want to be grouped with someone to get the most out of your experience, be sure to tell Skydive Kauai when making your reservation. 

Insider Tips:
-All guests must be at least 18 years old to jump. 
-There is a weight restriction of 250 pounds for skydiving guests. 
-Guests are encouraged to wear tennis shoes, tee shirts, and shorts. Not tank tops, collared shirts, or short shorts. 
-Reservations are required, so book in advance.