Gold Coast Skydivers has some of the most experienced instructors in the skydiving industry. Our senior instructors include four world record holders and a 3-time world champion. They average over 25 years experience. The premier skydiving school on the Gulf Coast, we offer two instructional programs sanctioned by the United States Parachute Association.
Current Special: Plan to Jump Again? After your first jump, receive a discount for your next tandem jump, just $130.
The tandem skydive is by far the most popular choice for first time jumpers in the New Orleans area. Requiring only ten minutes of instruction, the student can experience the thrill of free fall with relative ease. The student is attached to an instructor with a special harness. They both exit the aircraft together and descend under one parachute. During the entire skydive, the instructor is safely guiding the student. An appointment highly recommended.
Minimum Age: 18
First Jump Price: $189
Jump Altitude: 14,000 ft. AGL.
A student can continue to progress towards solo freefall with the Accelerated Tandem Progression program. This program is comprised of eight levels involving a progression from tandems to solo jumps. An instructor is present on each skydive. The student must pass each level before progressing to the next.
Second Tandem: $179
Third Tandem: $179
The ground school course will be required after the third tandem is completed.
Ground School: $135
Levels V-VIII: $179
Prepay: $797 = $54 savings
Total for entire course: $1398
Prepay Entire ATP Course: $1317 = $81 savings
Current Special: Prepay any first jump program and receive your first "After Graduation Jump" free!
The most sophisticated and demanding method of instruction, Accelerated Freefall (AFF) involves extensive instruction and supervision to thoroughly prepare a student for solo freefall. This is a progressive method of instruction comprised of seven levels. The student’s first jump includes five hours of ground instruction. The student wears full skydiving gear and is accompanied by two instructors during the first three levels. The student will then progress through levels four through seven with one instructor. The student must pass each level before progressing to the next. Classes are held every Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 a.m., rain or shine. An appointment is required.
Minimum Age: 18
Level I: $299
Levels II-III: $189 per level
Levels IV-VII: $179 per level
Total for entire course: $1393
Prepay price for entire AFF course: $1312 = $81 savings
After completion jumps: $51 cash/ $52 cc/debit per jump (includes gear rental and pack job less $6 once cleared to pack for yourself)
We offer you the option of buying the Digital Video and Photos package to keep forever and to share your TANDEM OR AFF SKYDIVING experience with family and friends. Remember, if its not on video, it didn't happen! Check out some of our tandem videos or AFF videos. You can also visit our gallery of pictures to see how awesome this package is! Don't forget to ask us about capturing your experience of a lifetime when you come to make your SKYDIVE at Gold Coast Skydivers.
We now send you a link to your video on YouTube to share with your friends and family.
Package price: $94
We accept Cash, Master Card, Visa and Discover. Sorry, we do not accept checks. We offer a $10 discount to students, military personnel, and groups of five or more. We do not combine discounts. We are only a phone call away to answer any questions that you may have, 1-800-796-7117; or e-mail inquires here
After review several places ... I always came back to Gold Coast Skydivers. for my first tandem jump. The staff at Gold Coast was great from the time we walked thru the door till i left with my "first jump video" in my hand. although i left with regret that i didnt jump a second time ... But i will be back... soon. Thanks to Rob my instructor who not only made it fun and enjoyable, but kept me informed and what to expect... and zac my videographer , the man who put it all on video . thank you.
Paul Dunne, Aug 19, 2014