-Skydive SPI is open 7 days a week
- They are a hand selected group of instructors. Most are world record holders and national champs. All of their instructor's make thousands of skydives annually and are some of the best in the USA thus making your skydive fun and safe.
-Video is available and highly recommended. Your sky dive experience can be captured on an edited video along with 30-60 digital photos. They pride themselves on quality. Just like their instructors, their Videographers/Photographers are the best in the business.
- They fly you to 13,000ft in a beautiful Grand Caravan and their skydiving equipment is the best gear you can buy.
- Skydive SPI is open to experienced "C" licensed skydivers (water gear required).
- They specialize in Tandem Skydives and hope to be open soon for teaching the surrounding public solo jump training.
-What is a Tandem Skydive? A tandem skydive is hands down the best way to experience the thrill of skydiving without having to do it alone. Letís face it; skydiving is not a trial and error sport. Most reputable skydiving centers require two tandem skydives before a student may pass on to solo jump training.
Here's how it works...Okay, you finally make the call and your reservation is made. You are going skydiving! You make your way to Padre South Hotel and Skydive South Padre. As you are greeted by their staff you wonder what you got yourself into. With your toes in the sand and the sun on your face you meet your instructor. He gets your harness on and adjusted just for you while your videographer captures your excitement starting to build. After a short briefing we make our way to the air conditioned van and head to Brownsville Airport. Once you arrive it should really be sinking in now. After some more safety checks and pictures you make your way to the airplane. Time to go! The airplane takes off and you are on your way up and out to the beach. Your fearful grip loosens as you look out the windows. Getting your first look at how awesome this is going to be. As we climb your instructor points out the Coast and The Rio Grande. Just as you start to relax your instructor tells you its time to hook up. He makes all the necessary attachments and calls out his safety checks. Your videographer snaps a few more shots and you make your way to the door. Ready! Set! GO! Youíre Skydiving. The first thing you notice is how controlled the skydive is. The wind is rushing by and your senses are overloaded as you fall through the sky at
speeds over 120mph. High fiving your cameraman and spinning though the air your instructor gives the sign its time to pull! Wow! Now you and your instructor settle in for an awesome 5-7 minute canopy ride above South Padre Island. If you feel up to it your instructor gives you the student controls and lets you fly.
You are starting to realize what we all know. Skydiving is fun and ANYONE over the age of 18 can do it. You and your instructor make your last few turns and he lands you back where it all started, toes in the sand. Your cameraman and friends are there to see your excitement. Congratulations! You are officially a
skydiver. Call Skydive South Padre Island at: 956-744-JUMP(5867) or www.skydivespi.com
6900 Padre Blvd. (Clayton's Resort)
P.O. Box 2686
South Padre Island, TX 78597