Tandem skydiving in Langkawi is an exciting activity you can enjoy in your vacation. Tandem skydiving is suitable even for those without any experience as each participant is assigned a certified instructor who will take care of everything throughout the entire duration of the flight.
Skydive Langkawi is the most popular company on the island for visitors looking to enjoy a skydive in Langkawi. They offer a comprehensive tandem skydiving package at Langkawi International Airport for approximately RM1350, with additional charges for a second jump, video recording and photos. Its full-time instructors are also certified by the Australian Parachute Federation, having undergone more than 35,000 jumps in total.
Prior to the actual tandem skydiving, an informational video is shown to all participants, followed by briefing and ground training, where they will learn how to exit the aircraft, maneuver their body during the freefall, deploy parachute, and pilot their landing for about 10 to 15 times before hopping onto the plane.
After a 20-minute scenic flight over Langkawi Island, the instructor is harnessed securely to each guest before taking the plunge at 10,000 feet above sea level. The freefall lasts for 30 seconds with an average speed of almost 120 miles per hour with the instructor maneuvering every turn and flip along the way.
Lastly, the tandem skydiving ends with a six-minute parachute ride towards Tanjung Rhu Beach where participants can coordinate with their instructor for a targeted landing. Those who opted for the gold package are presented with 300 high res photos of their jump while the VIP package comes with an additional a two-minute video recording.