FAQ of skydiving
1. From which height do you skydive in Paradive ?
We skydive from different heights
Tandem “Free" 11000 - you enjoy about 40 seconds of free fall and another 5-8 minutes of parachute flying. 11000 feet is the most common height for skydiving in Israel.
Tandem “Paradive" 12000 - (12000 feet) a free fall of about 50 seconds over a spectacular landscape and breathtaking view and of course also a 5-8 minutes of parachute flying.
Tandem "Jet" 14000 - About 80 seconds free fall and another 5-6 minutes of parachute flying over Habonim coastline.
* The drop height is an important part of the experience, it is important to realize that falling from height may change during the flight,
due to climate change and/or due to the limited air operations.
2. Which view we see during the skydive jump?
You will see the coastline of Israel, north view of Haifa Bay, southern coastline can be seen to Caesarea, of course, you will see the green meadows that connects to the wonderful Mount Carmel, and on the horizon you will see the high point of a snow-covered Mount Hermon.
Thanks to our coastline, paradiv’s aerial reserve is considered one of the most beautiful skydiving sites in the world. The only place in the world where the blue sky meet the turquoise sea and the green grass and touches of white snow on the horizon.
3. How do you keep a high level of safety?
When it comes to skydive it is very important for you to be with the most professional, most experienced instructors,with more than 350,000 skydiving jumps.
We exist since the year 2000, and we take a major role in training instructors and every safety issue.
Our skydiving Instructors are leading the country in sky jumps, they have a thousand skydiving jumps and years of experience.
The top Israeli championship skydiving manned by instructors from Paradive, some even represented Israel in international skydiving competitions.
Paradive Equipment - our equipment maintained by Shlomi Perl, He holds a Master's license, higher professional in the country of training and maintains folding parachutes.
Shlomi is examining on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority, and allowed to train and certify parachutes folders.
Paradivies equipment is maintained and operated according to all regulations, safety foarms and beyond, The level of investment and the highest professionalism and unrivaled, ensuring the proper operation and safe over time.
Parachute folding’s - qualification training course and unique skydive parachute folding at paradive, approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The Tandem parachute qualified professional folders that folds tandem parachute.
The maintenance parachutes and spare parachutes are fold by a senior parachute folder, the only licensed senior parachute folder in Israel.
We train and qualify the parachute folders, after passing through course, we make them unannounced inspections in order to maintain safety and skill high level.
Individual parachutes folded by skydive paratroopers themselves, receiving assistance from the professional staff if necessary, or by qualified folder.
Our jet - plane modern in 30 years from all aircraft in the country (both military and civilian). Of all skydive planes is Israel, our plane is the only that included in the list of the latest engine manufacturer.
4. How can i record my skydiving jump?
Photography is an integral experience of skydiving experience.
except your guide a privat Photographer can joine your skydive and will record your freefall. Our Photographers Go through special training, and only after a trial period are hired.
To be a photographer at paradive you need to skydive at least 300 times, It can take years of skydives. We do not compromise on quality and most central thing is safety for both customers and photography or instructors.
We offer three photography packages:
Privat photographer: Video and Stills by a parachutist.
Selfie photography: video from a handheld camera by the instructor.
Combined photography: A combination of the privat photographer and Selfie-video together (It is highly recommended - displays all of photography angles).
5. What is your Payment Method?
Payment is made on skydive day, can be performed by cash or credit (up to 10 interest-free installments).
6. Which days of the week are you skydiving?
Paradive is the only club in Europe and the Middle East that is open most of the year, our offices are open all week long.
In summer, we skydive on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
In winter on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
7. Do I need to book in advance?
We recommend that you book at least three weeks in advance, for tandem jumps (skydiving with an instructor).
It is also recommended before arriving to Paradive (at least about 24 hours) to call us and make sure Skydiving takes place according to the weather conditions.
8. What is the maximum height and weight for skydiving?
When you book the skydive, we will ask you about your accurate weight and height - skydiving is possible according to the ratio between the height and weight of the skydiver.
When you book the skydive, your data should be reported accurately, there are situations where we cannot confirm the skydive because the customer does not specify exact data or exceeds of the restrictions mentioned on the phone.
9. What is the minimum and maximum age for skydiving?
Skydiving can be done from age 12 to age 65.
Children under 18 should get parental permission, if the parents wont join him, and from age 55 and above medical certificate is needed.
10. How long does the process take?
When planning a skydive jump, you must be consider three or four hours from arrival to exit Paradive.
Sometimes it can take longer or shorter, so we are unable to predict the exact time of your visit.
The process includes instructional video, filling Forms, payment arrangements, Belting, training, waiting for the flight, and of course, the moment everyone is waiting for - taking off into skydive jump.
11. What to wear for my first skydive jump?
While skydiving is important to wear comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather and wear a shoes without heels (preferably high-top sneakers).
During the summer we are asking for skydivers to wear T-shirt (not Undershirt) and closed shoes.
In addition, girls are asked not to wear very short Shorts and loose Skirts.
During the winter it is important to wear warm clothes, during the skydive may be very cold and you should wear T-shirts, long shirts and hot pants below the jumpsuit.
In addition, Highly recommended to stock up with gloves and neck heater …
12. Are you skydiving all year long?
In paradive we are skydive all year long (yes, even in winter), of course depending on the weather that allows the skydive.