You will remember your first skydive for the rest of your life, so you want to choose a place that will give you the best experience possible.
Here is why Skydive Utah is the clear choice to create this lifetime memory.
The airplane is an essential part of the jump. It is your ticket to getting up in the sky. You want it to be safe, quick, comfortable, and powerful to take you to new heights.
Many skydive centers use a Cessna 182. This is a small airplane that will pack 4 people into the back, seated on the floor, and sit there for 20-30 minutes as it works it way to a max altitude of only 8,000-10,000ft. We have one of these planes but we don't offer tandem jumps from it because we don’t want you to settle for such a poor experience. Skydiving is often a once in a lifetime thrill, so you want to make the most of it.
Other skydiving centers offer a larger plane, with bench seating for more people, but they still lack the power to fly everyone to new exciting heights. They will slowly crawl up to 12,000ft in 20-30 minutes.
We have an upgraded King Air twin turbine aircraft that will take 14 people, comfortably seated on benches, to 13,000ft above the ground in 9 minutes! That's 17,500ft above sea level, which is difficult for most aircraft, but nothing for our upgraded engines. This means you get the most free fall time, with the fastest and most comfortable airplane ride! We maintain our aircraft to high FAA and manufacturer standards, as safety is always our #1 priority at Skydive Utah.
Skydiving is an amazing opportunity, but it still needs to be convenient. We know you are busy. Luckily, we are the closest skydiving center to Salt Lake City; only 25 miles west of downtown. It is a quick 35 minute drive, and never filled with annoying traffic. Other dropzones have to deal with rush hour traffic from all directions. Not a problem with us!
Skydiving is a joy to all your senses, especially the views! We are the closest skydiving center to the Great Salt Lake. You get a great view of the immense lake, combined with mountain ranges all around as far as you can see. It truly is breathtaking!
From the moment you walk into the door, you are treated right at Skydive Utah. We want you to have the best time possible. We only employ the greatest instructors to make sure you have a memorable jump, not just another robotic routine. Never be afraid to talk to us with questions or comments. We are here to make you happy!
Our safety record is unmatched. We have never had a tandem fatality in over 30 years of business. This is no coincidence. We take safety very seriously. Our airplane is meticulously maintained to top notch condition. Our gear is tested and checked often to ensure reliability. We only employ the most qualified instructors, and hold them to high standards. Finally, we are at the hands of mother nature in the sky, so we need to watch the weather closely. Our experience has taught us what to look for and how to read the conditions in our valley. We will only jump with you if we feel the weather is safe.
It is easy to see why Skydive Utah is the only place to jump! If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call and we will be happy to talk with you!