Can Anyone Skydive?
The sport of skydiving has been evolving for many years. With the advent of tandem skydiving it has opened the door for many people to participate.Tandem skydiving is designed to be the first jump as well as an introductory jump for student skydivers. However realistically it's a one time event for many people. All of us at Skydive Newport highly recomend anyone that can, and are physically able to jump should experience this breath taking adventure at least one time in their life, if not more. However every skydiving center in the industry has weight limits and other safety parameter that we follow for our students.
The weight limits can vary from center to center.
Skydive Newport has come up with a maximum weight of 230 pounds per person as well as a height to weight ratio (BMI) maximum. Jumpers Physical Requirements (Please click on Jumpers Physical Requirements)
There is no secret that a person at 6'4" can carry 230 pounds differently that a person 5'1" at 220 pounds. Even though the person at 5'1" at 220 is below our overall weight limit of 230 pounds, they would be outside of our weight category for their height. There are many reasons why we would refuse service for that person.
One of which the equipment would not fit properly according to the manufacture's safety protocol and Skydive Newport's protocol.
Secondly this is a participation sport and we feel that the student would be at greater risk not being able to perform in a proper manner putting themselves and our instructors more in harm's way.
Finally the discomfort level would be more than realize for the student skydiver.
Skydive Newport has the right to refuse anyone at anytime if we feel safety on that jump may be a concern for the student or our instructor.
Unfortunately all of the information above is non- negotiable.
Skydive Newport Management
Marc and the staff totally are great people and the view is unlike anything in New England, the ocean, Islands, bridges, rocky shores, and could see the outline of Martha's Vineyard, just spectacular.
» Brady R | Yelp.com