Experience the Ultimate Thrill... Sky Dive in Pemberton
On your next trip to Pemberton why not experience the ultimate thrill and try skydiving? The Pemberton coastal mountain ranges make for an ideal back drop for this adrenaline packed activity. Pemberton's one stop shop for skydiving is ironically provided by a company called Whistler Skydiving. Don't be alarmed however the company is based in Pemberton with its headquarters located at the Pemberton airport.
What to expect
The simplest way to experience your first jump is on a tandem dive. This basically means you'll be jumping with an experienced pilot strapped on the back. This ensures everyone's safety and gives you the confidence to know you're in good hands.
Before your tandem jump you will be asked to arrive at the facility about an hour before the jump. You will meet with your instructor and they will take you through a 20 minute ground drill before you board the plane.
Once you board the plane the pilot will fly to 10,500 feet, your official jumping height. At this point all you have to do is muster up the courage to jump and away you go. Most people experience about 45 seconds of freefall before they are required to pull the chute. At this point you will have dropped about 5000 feet! You will now slowly descend for around 5 minutes before landing safely in the Pemberton Airport field.
The entire process takes about 2 - 3 hours depending on how busy the company is booked that day.
The cost of a tandem jump is $279. For those who want to relive the memories forever you can have your jump video taped for an additional $85. Licenced jumpers with their own equipment can also catch a ride on the plane for $45.
The best way to book an appointment with Whistler Skydiving is over the phone at 604.698.7120. You can also book online at www.whistlerskydiving.ca. Booking ahead of time isn't necessary but is advised. Showing up without an appointment means you're waiting behind everyone with an appointment.
*Special reminder - skydiving is a weather dependent sport. If the weather ain't looking pretty out make sure to contact the company to make sure the jumps a go.
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014