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The Best Skydiving Options in Puerto Rico

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June 20th, 2014

Who says you’re limited to land and sea activities when you’re in Puerto Rico? Who says you can’t soar through the air? Going airborne and skydiving is the way to go if you really want to get a good view of Puerto Rico. But of course you need to choose the right outfit to get you airborne—and land safely! Here are some of the best skydiving options in Puerto Rico:
1. Xtreme Divers. These guys have 2 convenient locations if you are staying in San Juan. One location is at Arecibo, which is just 45 minutes west of San Juan. The other location is at Humacao, which is also 45 minutes away from San Juan but going east this time.
They’re open every day, althoughon weekdays you need to call for an appointment first [(787) 852-5757] one day before you wish to go skydiving. On weekends, if you didn’t book ahead, it’s on a first come first serve basis.
To be able to skydive you have to be at least 18 years old, and you can’t weigh more than 240 pounds. The jump costs $235 per person which you have to pay in cash. You can get video and photos of your experience, for an additional $95.
That’s a bit pricey eh? But the experience is truly exhilarating. You climb in the air to 10,500 feet, then you free fall for 40 seconds while you travel at 120 miles per hour. Then you open your chute and ride through the air for at least 5 minutes. For first time sky divers, you can try a tandem sky dive in which you’re attached to the instructor. That means you don’t have to worry about anything, and you can just enjoy the experience.
2. Puerto Rico Call them at 1-855-445-8966 for details first. Here, the climb in the air can reach up to 15,000 feet. The tandem skydiving option for beginners is available as well but the free fall lasts up to a full minute and the canopy ride can last from 7 to 9 minutes. You can even help steer the canopy if you want.
You can also become a certified sky diver if you are willing to attend some classes. You’ll need to attend a 6-hour class, and then you can jump with your own parachute while your trainers jump with you to assist. Once you deploy your parachute, you’ll have some radio assistance to help you control your parachute on your own.
3. This one is located in Aguadilla, and you can call them at 1-800-617-7948. They actually have more than 85 locations in all, and their trainers are USPA trained. Tandem skydiving is available too, as well as a video and photo package. The video is especially comprehensive, as it includes your pre-jump preparations until you touch down. Your videographer will be really close at only 3 feet away, the better to see the glee (or fear) in your face as you fall. And this video will be available in just 30 minutes after you land.
So why stay “grounded” on your vacation? When in Puerto Rico, you need to fly!

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