Over 100kgs Tandem Skydiving
Due to international safety requirements on tandem skydiving equipment there is a general weight limit of 100 kgs at most South African Dropzones.
On special request, under certain favourable conditions and subject to the approval of the Drop Zone’s Chief Instructor, persons heavier than 100 kgs may be given special consideration with an absolute upper limit of 120 kgs. In addition the person’s ability to lift their legs for a safe landing will need to be demonstrated by the Tandem student before they can be considered for the skydive – this is required for all our Tandem Students.
The combined weight of the tandem instructor and passenger must not exceed 200 kgs – a weight surcharge will apply for anyone over 105 kgs on the following scale which will be taken at the Dropzone on the day of the skydive :
> 106 to 110kgs – R 200 additional
> 111 to 115kgs – R 400 additional
> 116 to 120kgs – R 800 additional
The Drop Zone Operator, the Chief Instructor, and the Tandem Instructor must all be in agreement that the skydive can be completed safely.
Safety is our first priority & fun comes in a close second and we may need to wait for favourable conditions on the day taking in to consideration the safety of both the tandem student and the instructor.
Please also note that it is a requirement that the Handcam Camera Option is also taken on all Tandems over 100kgs for liability purposes – the cost of this is additional to the tandem skydive cost & the weight surcharge cost.