Skydiving is not a physically demanding sport, however you must be in good health. If you are concerned about health questions, we strongly advise you to consult a physician before engaging in skydiving activities.
Yes, we have special goggles for you to wear over your glasses or contact lenses.
Dress comfortably for whatever weather we are experiencing the day of your jump. Jump pants are optional for tandem students. Lace-up type shoes are required for any jump that you do. Tennis shoes are ideal. No sandals, open-toed or slip-on shoes, no collared shirts or button-ups.
Tandem jumps are set at specific times and scheduled by appointment. Walk-ups are welcome but it is on a first come first serve basis.
Tandem jumps are set for specific times, the earlier you call the better chance you have of getting the particular time that you want.
Please call or email us. When making an appointment we ask for your name, phone number and a credit card number to hold the reservation. There will be a $75.00 non-refundable deposit per person. We do have a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you do not show up for your appointment, you will lose your $75 deposit. **This does not apply if we have bad weather.**
No, we do not provide insurance which covers you for skydiving. Because skydiving is considered by the general public to be a high risk sport, medical and liability insurance coverage is not available to the local skydiving facility. Because of that, you will have to sign a release, indemnification and covenant-not-to sue agreement before you will be allowed to make your jump. Your personal insurance may cover you if there is no exclusion for skydiving. Check your policy, or with your insurance agent if you're not sure.
If the weather is questionable, you can call the Drop Zone prior to your appointed schedule. We are not meteorologists so we can only give you our best "guess" based on information provided to us by flight service. Don't "assume" that the weather is bad at the drop zone just because it may be raining at your house. Remember, the weather in New Orleans and across the entire Gulf coast is very unpredictable. If you do get weathered out, we will reschedule at your convenience.
Yes, due to equipment manufacturers recommendations and safety issues, the max weight per passenger is 215 Lbs.
Would definitely recommend Gold Coast to anyone considering skydiving, as well as urge people not considering skydiving to reconsider. Second time I've tandem jumped with them and the second time was better than the first. Staff completely made me feel comfortable and were very knowledgeable and professional.
Alex N , Jul 14, 2014