Share this adventure
Where Skydiving is a way of life and where Life is Always Fun!!!!
Whether you are looking to do your first Tandem Skydive, learn how to skydive through the Accelerated Freefall Program or your 10,000th jump, searching for a training base, or you just want to have some fun Skydives, Skydive Lake Wales is the only place to be.
Whatever your level of experience we are proud to state that we can offer you the best of everything.
Situated amongst hundreds of acres of open landscape in the heart of central Florida, within easy drive of Orlando and Tampa and mid-way between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic beaches we are ideally situated for all of Florida’s attractions including being the closest Drop Zone to the world famous Orlando Wind Tunnel and Disney Theme Parks.
Welcome to Our World
Experienced jumpers $21.00 EVERYDAY!!!
JUMPING OUT OF TURBINE AIRCRAFT OWNED AND OPERATED BY SKYDIVERS
FROM 14,000′ WITH 60 SECONDS OF FREE FALL!!!
CALL TODAY FOR RESERVATIONS!!!!
Visit us for Orlando area Skydiving , Drop zone in Florida , Tandems in Orlando area, Sky diving in Central Florida, Tampa area Freefall, Florida Skydiving Center.
Your First Skydive
Tandem Skydiving is the best and easiest way to experience your first adventure at $149.00 Cash. The video/photo package for just $95.00 each person and re-live the excitement with your friends & family!!!
Email us at:
TANDEM JUMP $149.00 CASH –14,000′ with 60 SECONDS OF FREEFALL!!!
At Skydive Lake Wales we want your first skydive to be safe, memorable, and most of all, enjoyable. Over 40 years of experience has taught us many valuable lessons, in this regard. We are constantly improving our facilities, equipment, and training methods to meet this goal. Whether you decide to learn the sport of skydiving or just do one jump, your first tandem skydive will be one of the most memorable times that you will enjoy for a lifetime!! For our Tandem Jumps you must be 18 years of age, weigh less than 225 pounds, with height and weight proportional.
To make your reservation, you will need the following information:
Names and weights of all people in your party.
Names of people who want a professionally edited DVD mini-movie which includes photos of their first jump.
A MasterCard, Visa or Discover # and expiration date to hold the reservations.
A date and time convenient for your party. The whole first jump process generally takes about minimum of 4 HOURS!!! We are open for jumping from 9:00am until Sunset on weekends. Winter Season we are open every day weather permitting, ALWAYS CALL FIRST BEFORE HEADING OUT!!!
The easiest way to make a reservation is to call us at 863-678-1003 between and 8:00 am and 8:00 pm or email us at LakeWalesSkydiving@gmail.com seven days a week.
The Day Of Your Skydive
Wear soft soled tennis shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.
Drink plenty of water and eat normally.
Plan to show up 15 minutes prior to your reservation time.
When You Arrive
Check in at the office and we will help you fill out the necessary paperwork.
One of our USPA Instructors will brief you on the equipment and technique for tandem parachute freefall and landing.
15 Minute Call
Once you are on a call, our staff will outfit you with all the gear you need to make your skydive, and you will meet your instructor and your cameraman.
You will board one of our awesome airplanes, takeoff and climb to exit altitude.
Climbing To Altitude
On the way to exit altitude your instructor will go over the skydive again, answer any questions you may have, and prepare the equipment for your adventure.
Once you are securely attached to your instructor, the door will be opened and experienced jumpers will begin to exit the aircraft.
If you have a videoperson, they will climb outside the aircraft. Meanwhile, you and your instructor will move to the edge of the door and then it’s Ready, Set, Go!!
The freefall portion of your skydive is an exhilarating 60 seconds of 120 M.P.H. freefall where you and your instructor will perform turning maneuvers and at the appropriate altitude, your instructor will open your parachute.
The Parachute Ride
When your instructor opens the parachute, the freefall is over but the adventure is not. Maybe it is the difference in noise or speed, but most people describe this as overwhelmingly “Peaceful”.
After a 6 minute scenic parachute ride you and your instructor will land back where it all began.
And once you have tasted flight, You will walk with your eyes turned skyward, For there you have been, And there you long to return.
-Leonardo da Vinci
After the Skydive
After the jump, our staff will assist you out of the gear, and your instructor will talk with you about the skydive.
If you purchased a DVD movie and still pictures of your skydive, the videographer will give you your DVD movie fully edited and your digital still photos within 25 minutes after you land. (If there is no technical problems)
CRW, Formation Skydiving (FS), Freeflying, Wingsuiting, Swooping and Accuracy all are available at Skydive Lake Wales. We welcome you to come join us.
Learn to Skydive
Want to become a solo skydiver? Florida Skydive Center offers AFF classes weekly to prepare you for solo flight.
It’s never been easier!
Accelerated FreeFall (AFF) instruction is a comprehensive training program that equips complete beginners with freefall and canopy control skills through a seven level program, designed to teach you to skydive. Safety is greatly enhanced by direct-in-air Instructor supervision. To ensure safety for you and other skydivers, you must demonstrate proficiency on one level before progressing to the next. Successful completion of an AFF course allows you to begin skydiving on your own.
At Skydive Lake Wales you learn from experienced Instructors who provide one-on-one guidance throughout your training. Skydive Lake Wales is a Group Member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA), and all of our Instructors are certified through the USPA.
Tailored around your schedule, our AFF course is designed to accommodate your availability, progression and to make the most of the weather conditions. Most first time skydivers complete the AFF training program in 7-10 jumps, which can either be completed, weather and progress permitting, within 3 to 5 days or can be spread out. However, if you leave more than 30 days between jumps USPA rules state that, for your own safety, you will have to undergo a refresher briefing and probably drop back one level.
Ground School and Level One
Your training begins with a 3-5 hour ground school where your instructor will teach you the skills required to make your first skydive as well as introducing you to the equipment you will use. After a test at the end of the ground school, you will be ready to make your Level 1 skydive!
Your objectives on this first skydive will be to maintain an awareness of your altitude, communicate with your instructors via hand signals, practicing touching your ripcord and deploying your parachute at the proper height. You will rehearse the skydive on the ground gear up and board the plane with your two AFF Instructors.
Once at altitude you will exit the plane with an Instructor on either side holding onto you. They will maintain their hold throughout the whole freefall to ensure you remain stable in the air. After you deploy your parachute, your Instructors will fly to the ground quickly and use the radio to guide you throughout your canopy descent to the designated landing area.
You will be briefed on the objectives of level two, which include everything from your first level but you will now also learn how to make a 90 degree turn, while both your instructors hold onto you. Again, you will receive radio instruction on canopy flight until you land.
On this jump, your two instructors will exit holding onto you, but they’ll release you when they feel you are stable enough to get a feel for the air yourself. They remain close by your side and regain their hold to steady you before you deploy your canopy. Your goals are to maintain altitude awareness, practice ripcord touches and receive hand signal corrections from your Instructors although this time you will maintain a “heading” after they release you by choosing a spot on the horizon to stay aligned with. You will deploy your parachute at the proper altitude and fly your canopy to the ground with radio assistance.
You are now cleared to exit the plane with one Instructor holding onto you. You will make unassisted controlled 90-degree turns and begin forward movement after the instructor has released you in freefall.
With this level you progress to 360-degree turns and sharpen the skills you have acquired on all previous levels.
You are now ready for your first solo exit! Your Instructor will follow you out and stay close by your side while you demonstrate 360-degree turns, forward movement and even a back loop! You will learn a more dynamic forward movement called “delta tracking” and receive corrective instructions via radio during your canopy descent as you make your way back to the landing area.
This is your graduation jump where you have the opportunity to demonstrate all of the skills required during your previous levels. You will wear the radio but only receive corrective instruction as you build your confidence as a canopy pilot.
- Lake Wales, FL 33859, USA
- (863) 678-1003
- Contact: LakeWalesSkydiving@gmail.com