Learn to Skydive in the beautiful surroundings of the Cape Garden Route, on the South coast of South Africa. Undisputedly the best scenery of all drop zones in South Africa.
Mossel Bay is situated on the beautiful South Coast of South Africa, on the scenic garden route and half way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. We are only 40 minutes from Oudtshoorn and 30 minutes from George. Our dropzone is based at the local airfield, less than 5km from the beach.
A Tandem Skydive at Skydive Mossel Bay is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime! Not only will you enjoy all of the thrill and excitement of freefalling on your very first jump, but you’ll also be taking an exhilarating scenic flight over the Mossel Bay area which lends an eagles view of the Indian Ocean, Outeniqua mountains and beautiful beaches!
We have two landing areas, one at the airfield and one at Diaz beach. Landings at Diaz beach are weather and tide dependant. Thanks to the nature of the tandem skydive the formal training required can be kept to a minimum as your personal tandem master will control the free-fall and the parachute decent. However there is some information and rules that you need to be familiar with to help with the safe outcome of the jump. By educating you as what to expect in the airplane, how to hold your body during free-fall and what to expect when the parachute opens your fears can be eased and your fun maximized.
When the door finally opens and you exit the aircraft most of our students say their fears stay in the plane and the feeling they are left with they describe only as indescribable!!! The Tandem Master will be your silent partner, letting you have full control; or you can just lay back and enjoy the ride. Since we’re weightless in free fall, you won’t even notice that the Tandem Master is there. Jumping from up to 10 000′ AGL (above ground level), we’ll free fall at 200 – 290 kph for up to 40 seconds. While we “Body Surf” the wind, we can do controlled turns, speed diving, and burn up the sky.
All too quickly you will find the parachute opening and your adrenaline charged free-fall transitions into a quite peaceful parachute decent, where you and your instructor can talk and share the moment with you. During the 5-7 minutes it takes to reach the ground your instructor can provide either a sedate gentle ride to the ground or a more radical roller coaster experience demonstrating spins and stalls as he skilfully takes you to our landing area.