Blog – Skydiving Information

PHONE STORAGE! MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK.

Mobile phones and us are almost inseparable these days. I’ve seen phone bonded AFF students looking like they were having a separation anxiety crisis when their beloved gadget had to be away from their touch. Buuut…. My recommendation is, take your phone with you...

How do I book a tandem skydive?

How To Book a First Time Tandem Skydive Booking a tandem skydive is very simple and similar to booking a commercial flight. Most skydiving centers offer online booking options but you can always call to book, especially if you have other questions about the...

What are the best shoes for skydiving?

How to choose the best skydiving shoes The best shoes to wear for skydiving should provide good heel and ankle support for landing, remain secure on your feet at 120mph, and be in usable condition. Sneakers work best, while shoes that can easily come off like sandals,...

Can you tandem skydive on commercial flights?

Tandem skydiving on a commercial flight It sounds ridiculous, right? It is. For a number of reasons. One: everyone would have to pay double. Passenger airplanes are designed for long distance flights, not short ones where people are required to move around and fly...

Why don’t airplanes have parachutes?

Why aren’t there any parachutes on my plane? Although commercial air travel has become much safer over the years, some attentive flyers may still notice that passenger airplanes don’t have parachutes. Nervous travelers may feel exposed and fixate on their perceived...

AWARENESS x SURENESS – What’s the Difference?

This is our DZM and S&TA Vitaum's ultimate two-cents on safety ... no techniques, no tricks ... just a clear notion of things. From our DZM and S&TA's notes: My dear diary... naaah, scratch that... Stardate 200328.3, Quarantine Day #12, Safety Day 2020 ......

Why do skydivers use parachutes?

Skydivers need to use parachutes because those are the apparatuses that give human beings the ability to reduce their falling speed enough that they are able to land safely on the ground. That's the short version, so let's look at the physics behind this answer from a...

Coronavirus Update for Skydiving

Coronavirus Update for Skydivers There is a lot of information and misinformation regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak, so we at Skydive Hollister & Silicon Valley would like to share some knowledge and help keep you informed. Here are some important facts...

Couch Potato Hit List

Skydive Hollister & Silicon Valley’s Couch Potato Hit List Stuck inside on a rainy day? Check out one of our favorite films or series, from this list lovingly curated by your California skydiving buddies. Our Favorite Films: The Bling Ring What The Bleep Do We...

Why is skydiving so addictive?

Psychology Behind Risk-Taking Activities ~by Lindsey Garcia Adrenaline junkies, thrill seekers, risk takers; you know the type. We all know someone that loves to do anything for a dopamine rush. But why do they do what they do? Why do they constantly participate in...
PHONE STORAGE! MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK.

PHONE STORAGE! MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK.

Mobile phones and us are almost inseparable these days. I’ve seen phone bonded AFF students looking like they were having a separation anxiety crisis when their beloved gadget had to be away from their touch. Buuut…. My recommendation is, take your phone with you...

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How do I book a tandem skydive?

How do I book a tandem skydive?

How To Book a First Time Tandem Skydive Booking a tandem skydive is very simple and similar to booking a commercial flight. Most skydiving centers offer online booking options but you can always call to book, especially if you have other questions about the...

read more
AWARENESS x SURENESS – What’s the Difference?

AWARENESS x SURENESS – What’s the Difference?

This is our DZM and S&TA Vitaum's ultimate two-cents on safety ... no techniques, no tricks ... just a clear notion of things. From our DZM and S&TA's notes: My dear diary... naaah, scratch that... Stardate 200328.3, Quarantine Day #12, Safety Day 2020 ......

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Why do skydivers use parachutes?

Why do skydivers use parachutes?

Skydivers need to use parachutes because those are the apparatuses that give human beings the ability to reduce their falling speed enough that they are able to land safely on the ground. That's the short version, so let's look at the physics behind this answer from a...

Coronavirus Update for Skydiving

Coronavirus Update for Skydiving

Coronavirus Update for Skydivers There is a lot of information and misinformation regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak, so we at Skydive Hollister & Silicon Valley would like to share some knowledge and help keep you informed. Here are some important facts...

Couch Potato Hit List

Couch Potato Hit List

Skydive Hollister & Silicon Valley’s Couch Potato Hit List Stuck inside on a rainy day? Check out one of our favorite films or series, from this list lovingly curated by your California skydiving buddies. Our Favorite Films: The Bling Ring What The Bleep Do We...

Why is skydiving so addictive?

Why is skydiving so addictive?

Psychology Behind Risk-Taking Activities ~by Lindsey Garcia Adrenaline junkies, thrill seekers, risk takers; you know the type. We all know someone that loves to do anything for a dopamine rush. But why do they do what they do? Why do they constantly participate in...

Skydive Hollister In Your Words

Skydive Hollister In Your Words

We've been reading some great testimonials, so we thought why not let our community do some bragging for us? Here are some testimonials from real people, just like you! Skydive Hollister, According To You Hello there! I NEVER write reviews but I had to give a major...

My First Tandem Skydive

My First Tandem Skydive

My First Time Tandem Skydiving ~by Lindsey Garcia As a kid, did you ever wish you could fly? Maybe you pretended to be an airplane? I know I did, and I finally got to live those childhood dreams by skydiving. While jumping out of a moving airplane may not be the...

Our Favorite Reviews from December 2019

Our Favorite Reviews from December 2019

HOLLISTER SKYDIVERS HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE We've been reading reviews and thought, why not let our customers brag for us? Skydive Hollister Best Google Reviews Edward Malimban 1 review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All the staff were extremely informative and easy to talk to. My instructor...

Tandem Pricing Explained

Tandem Pricing Explained

How much does it cost to sky dive in California?   At Skydive Hollister, we offer then most competitive rates for skydiving in the bay area and all of Northern California. Here is a breakdown of our tandem sky diving prices. Tandem Jump How high? Freefall time Weekday...

Is There An Age Limit To Skydive?

Is There An Age Limit To Skydive?

What are the age restrictions on skydiving?   Technically, you can be any age to skydive. All you need to do is find someone willing to strap a parachute to your back and toss you out of a perfectly good airplane. And yes, you want a parachute on any skydive, whatever...

Is Tandem Skydiving Safe?

Is Tandem Skydiving Safe?

HOW SAFE IS SKYDIVING? You’re here, browsing Skydive Hollister’s website thinking about taking a leap from thousands of feet above Planet Earth. If you're asking yourself how safe is sky diving, you're in good company. Let’s be honest, you’re considering walking in to...

How Much does Skydiving Cost?

How Much does Skydiving Cost?

What does it cost to go skydiving? So you’re wondering how much skydiving costs. We’ll say it upfront – we try to give access to skydive to the largest possible amount of people – and we do offer some very cost attractive jump options, but keep in mind that those...

SKYDIVING NEAR ME

SKYDIVING NEAR ME

How do I find a skydiving center near me? We know this is completely about you, about YOUR life changing experience, an experience that will remain on you memory forever. So ask yourself this: how extensive would the search be if you were: planning a surprise...

A Very Personal Experience

A Very Personal Experience

Subway, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, all great places for a quick cheap meal, but that’s it. Now, can you picture the same business model, applied to a skydiving center? Just imagine a skydiving center with the same philosophy “Come, check-in, pick your combo,...

Skydiving & Hollister Weather

Skydiving & Hollister Weather

WEATHER IN HOLLISTER, CA Like in any other aviation activity, weather plays a major role in a skydiving operation. And when it comes to weather dependency, a safe skydiving is like sailing. Even in normal conditions, small changes in wind direction or cloud cover can...

USPA Member Dropzone

USPA Member Dropzone

USPA The USPA (United States Parachute Association) is the regulatory body for skydiving in the United States. They are not a governing body but USPA is the only professional organization that represents skydiving in the country, also the provider of recommended best...

What if my parachute won’t open?

What if my parachute won’t open?

Every skydiving rig is equipped with both a main and a reserve parachute. As a tandem skydiver, you are with a trained professional who knows how to handle a malfunction and deploy the reserve chute if it’s necessary. Skydive Hollister takes your safety very...

Can I get a video of my skydive?

Can I get a video of my skydive?

HOW DO I GET PICTURES OF ME SKYDIVING If you're jumping tandem for the very first time, you may be wondering if there's some way to document this once-in-a-lifetime moment. Even if you continue to skydive (once you try it, you probably will. Once you've been bit by...

A Life-Changing Experience

A Life-Changing Experience

A Life-Changing Experience Updated: Mar 14, 2020 Some are in it for the rush, some want to push their limits, some are working on their bucket list, and these are great reasons. But here’s an even better one, and any of the sport skydivers will tell you - Skydiving...