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An official United States Parachute Association training center in Central Valley!
Skydive Taft is excited to offer an experience that you won’t forget – Southern California Skydiving!
- Excellent safety record
- Breath taking views of coast
- Highly experienced instructors
- Closest center to San Francisco with best ocean views
- Scenic plane ride to jump altitude
- Special assistance for first time skydivers
No other experience will offer the adrenaline-rush of pure fun that skydiving in California can offer!
We offer a lot of options for different levels of skydiving experience. Of course, if you’ve never done it before, doing a tandem skydive in California will just about beat any other first time experience! As you progress in diving levels, you can try more complex dives, learning new skills and keeping safety in mind as you improve. As you might expect, falling from the sky involves some disorientation that we don’t experience while walking. That’s why we teach altitude awareness, body position, ripcord pull and more. We want everyone to experience skydiving in Bakersfield to its full potential, so take advantage of our courses and maybe you’ll eventually receive your skydiving license!
Thank you for visiting Skydive Taft’s website. Make sure to take a look through our California skydive photos and dive options. We’ve provided a list of local lodging and transportation, so take advantage of these services if traveling from far away. If you want more information about student progression, the specifics of our dive packages or our facilities, you’ll find it all on our site. Taft Skydiving wants everyone to see the joy of a skydive in Southern California, so call us today to book your dive!
Tandem skydive allows first-time jumpers to experience the thrill and excitement of the sport without the preparation and knowledge required for a solo jump.
It only takes 20 minutes of training after which you will free-fall harnessed to a highly skilled instructor from over two miles above the Earth, reaching speeds of up to 120 miles an hour.
At the safe altitude of 5,000 feet the instructor will deploy the main chute. If you choose, you can activate the parachute yourself, and then take in the view of the San Joaquin Valley on your way down. The Tranquil six minute parachute ride will allow plenty of time to practice landing techniques insuring a soft landing.
First Tandem Skydive – $189.00 EACH
Group (5-9) – $179.00 EACH
Group (10-19) – $169.00 EACH
Groups of 20 or more – please call the office to arrange
Individual Rate for Military, Fire, & Police – $169.00 EACH
All prices are per person, per jump. A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required upon reservation. You must be 18 years or older. Must weigh less than 230 pounds. Must bring valid photo I.D. or birth certificate. Prices subject to change without notice. We Accept Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.
1. How long will my first jump take?
Plan on the whole day for AFF jumps. Plan on a half day or less for Tandem jumps.
2. What should I wear?
Comfortable, well fitting tennis shoes and casual, loose fitting clothing. Jeans are okay. Sweats or shorts, according to season. We furnish you with a jumpsuit, goggles, gloves and all equipment necessary to make your skydive.
3. Is there an age limit?
Yes. You must be 18 years or older.
4. Are there weight limits?
Yes, 230 lbs. for Tandem jumps and AFF jumps.
5. What if it rains or is too windy?
AFF students will complete the classroom portion of their training, regardless of the weather. Tandems are simply rescheduled for another date.
6. I received my training and did not get to jump due to weather. When can I jump?
Anytime during our normal business hours or by appointment.
7. When is Skydive Taft open?
Friday 9 a.m. until sunset
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. until sunset
8. Can I get licensed?
Yes, Skydive Taft will train you from your first jump through your expert license.
9. Do I need a reservation?
Yes, call Skydive Taft anytime to make a reservation at 661-765-JUMP. We require a $50.00 deposit per person. We accept Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
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- 500 Airport Road, Taft, CA 93268, USA
- (661) 765-5867
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