FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Can i Take my own pictures during the jump ?
You're welcome to take pictures on the ground before you get ready for your jump but you CAN NOT take your own camera in the airplane. We have experienced professional air to air videographer that can take great pictures and video of your sky dive.
Is skydiving safe ?
Yes, our dropzone hire worldwide licensed staff and use the best available equipment. We follow the USPA safety guidelines and are inspected by the Locals Aviation Authority on a regular basis. Statistically Tandem sky diving has a risk factor of 0.5% while AFF and “A” License Course students have a risk factor of 1% (as they are not landing with an experienced instructor). However, if you consider that driving a motorbike around the island, scuba diving, horse riding, cricket and American football rank above sky diving as “risky” sports, it puts things into perspective.
How old do i have to be to sky dive ?
Sky divers must be a minimum of 18 years of age. For tandem students less than 18 years old, a parental consent must be given. As well the passenger must safely fit in the student harness. The final decision will be on the Tandem instructor.
Is there a weight limitation ?
Yes, there is a total gross weight limit capacity of 227 Kg set by the manufacturer of our equipments for the main canopy that must include the total weight of the tandem pair, your instructor, the equipment itself, and you. However, your weight should be in proportion to your height and build. Most people who have an active lifestyle can go skydiving.
A minimum degree of fitness is required to complete a tandem skydive and to ensure a safe landing for you and your instructor. Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indicator of this.
Skydive Philippines - Siquijor Island requires each tandem customer to meet both, the Weight AND B.M.I. (Body Mass Index) requirements listed below. These are the equipment’s manufacturer’s requirements and we cannot make exceptions for safety reasons.
Weight: 80.0 kg/ 176.0 lbs or less.
BMI: 27.5 or less.
Weight: 90.0 kg/198 lbs or less.
BMI: 30.0 or less.
Are there any medical considerations ?
Yes, if you are over 60, taking prescription drugs or have suffered a recent injury or illness, you are required to bring a doctor’s certification stating that no adverse effects will result from vigorous activity, such as sky diving. If you have any doubts whatsoever about your fitness please contact us and we will refer you to a doctor who can advise you appropriately!
What if i have been scuba diving ?
Scuba diving is a very popular sport. If you are an experienced scuba diver, you understand that it is unsafe to sky dive following a scuba dive due to your susceptibility to getting the “bends” and will not be allowed to skydive for a minimum of 24 hours following the scuba dive to allow for “off gassing”. However for the inexperienced individuals who have dived 12 meters or less on a beginner course you are safe to skydive the next day.
What should i wear ?
It is important that you have a full range of motion when sky diving. Therefore, we suggest wearing non-restrictive clothing (T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, jeans, sweat pants or other athletic wear). We can also provide you with a jumpsuit for your sky dive. On your feet please wear closed toe shoes such as trainers or sneakers etc. - no bare feet or sandals are allowed. We have some older shoes that you are welcome to borrow if you need too.
What if the forecast is bad ?
Sky diving has always been a weather-dependent sport. If you have been scheduled, you must come to the drop zone regardless of weather conditions. If we feel it is necessary to cancel, we will call you. If inclement weather occurs after you arrive, all jumping will either be postponed until later in the day, or cancelled. Jumping will recommence when weather conditions do not compromise safety.
What is the refund policy ?
All bookings require the payment of a 20% deposit to be validated. We do not accept walk-ins as we need to schedule our staff in advance and prepare the plane before operations. Deposits are not refundable. However, you can rebook at your own convenience within a year if you have a last minute change of plans or if your skydive cannot be made on your scheduled day. If you still have discarded the weight limit notice and still push through to try jumping, then you have taken the booking slot of somebody else for no reason. Your deposit will still be not refundable in that case.