Air Sports in Gran Canaria
you are the type of person that enjoys pushing the limits and just love that
adrenaline rush, then Gran Canaria is the right place for you to enjoy air sports. If the feeling of weightlessness and total freedom excite then there is a variety of companies offering you just that on Gran Canaria, through the medium of air sports.
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Air Sports 1 - Tandem Skydive
ParaclubdeGranCanaria offer to everyone, the opportunity to experience freefalling through the air. This really is the perfect opportunity to see Gran Canaria with a birds eye perspective. As air sports go this is an adrenaline fuelled experience which could well see you hooked on air sports for the rest of your life. Your Tandem Skydive will take you on a flight over Gran Canaria for approximately 10 minutes. For most air sports because of the risks involved, need many hours of preparation and training. Not so with the tandem skydive because after the short flight you will effect your tandem skydive, securely attached to an experienced parachutist. The tandem skydive will see you free falling for approximately 50 seconds at speeds of up to 200 Km/h. At the correct time during your tandem skydive, the trained parachutist instructor will open the parachute. During the entire tandem skydive your trained parachutist instructor is in complete control so all you need to do is enjoy the experience. Will your friends and family believe that you have actually jumped out of a plane? You can prove it to them. Another parachutist will jump at the same time as you and the instructor and will digitally record or photograph you free falling on your tandem skydive. What a memory to take home!
Air Sports 2 - Tandem Skydive
Also operating from the El Berriel aerodrome are Skydive Gran Canaria which offer solo jumps and the possibility to experience parachuting through a tandem skydive. The parachutist instructor will remain in complete control of your tandem skydive assuring you of a safe and smooth landing. Skydive Gran Canaria ask that before you undertake a tandem skydive that you are in good health and do not weigh over 80Kgs. During your tandem skydive experience you will be taken to an altitude of bewtween 3000 and 4000 metres. You will be securely harnessed to your instructor with a double harness and after jumping from the plane, you will free fall through your tandem skydive for approximately 55 seconds upon which the instructor in charge of your tandem skydive will open the parachute. All the instructores with Skydive Gran Canaria between them, have accomplished thousands of jumps, making sure that you enjoy your tandem skydive, with the knowledge that you are in very safe hands.
Owing it's popularity to the almost perfect all year round climate, and the famous Trade Winds, the island of Gran Canaria is perfect for learning or enjoying air sports such as skydiving, parachuting, hang gliding, flying and, if you like the water as well, paragliding.
Many of the companies offering air sports also offer instruction to people of all levels, from beginners to the experienced. What better way to enjoy some of the best scenery that Gran Canaria has to offer than by choosing to indulge yourself in one of the air sports that are available on Gran Canaria?