First Jump! Tandem Skydiving

During a tandem skydive, a student skydiver is attached to a certified USPA tandem instructor by a harness.  While attached to your instructor, together you will exit the plane, descend in freefall, and pilot a single canopy to the ground.  For most people who want a one-time skydiving experience, a tandem skydive is the method to choose.  Twenty minutes before your jump you will be introduced to your tandem instructor who will outfit you with all the necessary gear. You will also meet your videographer if applicable. Make a reservation today! Call:  (703) 759-3483!

Ready to take the dive? You’ve made the right choice.

Skydive Orange always—always—puts safety first. As a USPA drop zone, we adhere to the highest USPA safety and training standards. Our Vector Sigma parachute rigs, routinely serviced by FAA-certified riggers, are the best in the industry. Our highly experienced tandem instructors, many of whom have been with Skydive Orange for many years, are all USPA rated, with a combined total of more than 50,000 jumps and over 80 years of skydiving experience.

You bring the attitude. We have the altitude.

Shop around. Read the fine print. Smaller planes at other jump zones can fly up to 10,000 feet, but, when busy, they may only take you to 5,000 or 6,000 feet. And you’re none the wiser because they don’t provide an altimeter for you to see. At Skydive Orange, we jump from 13,500 feet—and we provide you with an altimeter to prove it!

Cash Price: $255(credit slightly higher)

Standard Tandem Skydive 

Tandem sky dive

Tandem With Video OR Photos

Tandem Freefall

Tandem with Video AND Photos

Tandem Landing
*Tandem prices are based on passenger weights of 220 lbs or less.  If you weigh more, an additional fee will be charged. See our Prices Page

Your ground school and in-air instruction will be taught by an active tandem instructor rated by both USPA and the tandem parachute manufacturer, United Parachute Technologies.  On the 15-20 minute ride to altitude your tandem instructor will connect your harnesses together. You will exit the plane, experience up to a minute of freefall, and then you or your instructor will deploy the parachute.  Once your parachute is open you can help to fly it, or leave the flying to your instructor.  It is up to you!  You may not bring your own camcorders on the skydive.  Continue your skydiving education and get licensed to jump by yourself with our AFF Accelerated Free Fall Certification program. See the FAQs for more information.


John. W - White Plains, MD

John. W - White Plains, MD


From the moment I walked into the Skydive Orange hanger I knew this would be an amazing experience. The receptionist was very welcoming and helped me get settled in for the legal mumbo jumbo. The instructor TJ was extremely professional but very relaxing the entire time during the pre-jump briefing. His expertise and demeanor helped put me at ease. 

All of the equipment at Skydive orange looked new or at the very least lightly used. The facility itself was very clean and neatly organized. 

I opted for the HALO jump from 17,500ft. So we were the last ones to off the plane. Free-fall is absolutely exhilarating. After just a few seconds the sensation of falling disappears. Then there is nearly a minute and a half of solid free fall at around 120mph. TJ guided my hand to the chute, I pulled, and then a moderate jerk of the chute inflating. Not violent by any stretch of the imagination but......assertive in a reassuring way. The entire glide down TJ took me through a few maneuvers and communicated clearly the entire time. 

The video and photo products were nicely produced and the quality is excellent. I'll treasure the footage for a long long time. 

I WILL be back. Sooner rather than later. 

I would not hesitate to jump with Skydive Orange again. John W - White Plains, MD - September 11th 2014