Group hug in the sky — Photo courtesy of Skydive Hawaii
Adrenaline lovers take note; at Skydive Hawaii, you just may get the biggest rush of your life. They offer tandem skydiving as well as single, high altitude jumps, ram air canopies and one person or group dives as well as student programs. Taking place out on the North Shore of Oahu, the skydiving outfitter jumps out of Mokuleia just outside of historic Haleiwa Town.
When experiencing a tandem skydive, first-time jumpers get to jump ASAP while connected to an experienced instructor. It's the safest way for an exhilarating free-fall above the beautiful North Shore.
Freefalling — Photo courtesy of Skydive Hawaii
Adding ease to the adventure is the fact that they offer Waikiki hotel pickup for those who don't want to drive out to the Dillingham Airfield where the jumps take place. Shuttles also pick up jumpers-to-be from Honolulu International Airport, the University of Hawaii, Aloha Tower and the Pearl Harbor Nimitz entrance. Jumping over the gorgeous North Shore is a perfect start or ending to a day out north.
Tandem jumps take place at 12,000 feet in the air, and the outfitter says that if you make a reservation with a deposit, yuo can expect to spend two hours at the airfield. They advise that walk-ups, same-day reservations and weekends could keep you waiting for half a day or more. And dress? Keep it casual; most jumpers wear a T-shirt and shorts.