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What is Wingsuit Skydiving?

March 30th, 2023|

What is Wingsuit Skydiving? When Boise, ID jumpers start skydiving, they’ll wear standard skydiving gear and use a parachute. Very experienced jumpers who are ready to take it to the next level can explore the

Skydiving Competitions: USPA Meets & More

March 17th, 2023|

Skydiving Competitions: USPA Meets & More Skydiving isn’t just a fun thing to do. It’s an extreme sport—and as with any extreme sport, those who’ve been in the game for a while need a chance

Skydiving Requirements, Rules & Regulations: What Are They?

March 17th, 2023|

Skydiving Requirements, Rules & Regulations: What Are They? DZONE abides by all federally mandated skydiving rules and regulations; moreover, we adhere to strict skydiving requirements that allow us to ensure safer, more rewarding experiences. If

What is AFF Skydiving?

March 15th, 2023|

What is AFF Skydiving? Are you thinking about skydiving in Boise, ID, but you don’t have a lot of time for extensive training? Then AFF skydiving is right for you! AFF stands for Accelerated Freefall,

Is Skydiving Worth It?

March 1st, 2023|

Is Skydiving Worth It? Sure, there’s a bit of risk involved with skydiving. There’s also a financial cost. A lot of people in Boise, ID might look at the risk and price and say, “No,

Water Training for Skydiving

February 15th, 2023|

Water Training for Skydiving Water training for skydivers is designed to minimize risks that come with an accidental water landing. While it isn’t necessarily required for your first jump, a person on the hunt for

Skydiving Equipment List

February 1st, 2023|

Skydiving Equipment List You’ve chosen your skydiving date, you’ve made your reservation around Bozeman, and now it’s time to get ready for the big day! So, what’s the next step? We recommend familiarizing yourself with

What Is An Automatic Activation Device For Skydiving?

January 15th, 2023|

What Is An Automatic Activation Device For Skydiving? You may have heard about skydiving with an AAD backup, but what is an AAD? AAD stands for “automatic activation device”, and it’s a valuable safety tool

Tips For Cloud Clearance

January 1st, 2023|

Tips For Cloud Clearance Airspace cloud clearance is not just important for your pilot, but for you as a skydiver as well. What are cloud clearance requirements? They are special rules put in place to

When Is Skydiving Season?

December 15th, 2022|

When Is Skydiving Season? When you’re getting ready to plan your next jump, you might wonder, “When is skydiving season?” The answer will depend on a number of factors like region, weather, season, and more.

Positive Effects Of Skydiving On The Brain

December 1st, 2022|

Positive Effects Of Skydiving On The Brain Why do people skydive? While the adrenaline of skydiving and the fun of the experience is part of the package, the benefits of skydiving run even deeper for

Finding the Best Places to Go Skydiving

November 15th, 2022|

Finding the Best Places to Go Skydiving There are plenty of lists and articles that claim to collect the best places to go skydiving—but if you really dig into the details, you’ll see that many

Is There Skydiving for Kids?

November 1st, 2022|

Is There Skydiving for Kids? Can kids go skydiving with adult supervision? The minimum age for skydiving in the U.S. is eighteen—so don’t trust any provider who claims to offer skydiving for kids. That’s true

A Career in the Skydiving Industry

October 30th, 2022|

A Career in the Skydiving Industry Skydiving instructors are typically independent contractors who can work, within limitations, wherever and whenever they like! You can move between our dropzones in places like Boise and Bozeman —or

Should You Eat Before Skydiving?

October 15th, 2022|

Should You Eat Before Skydiving? When you jump out of an airplane, you’ll be overtaken by a rush of adrenaline as your body responds to the thrill of the freefall. This rush will deplete your

How to Prepare for Skydiving

October 1st, 2022|

How to Prepare for Skydiving You’ll only need a small amount of training in order to execute your first tandem jump, but showing up and suiting up are the last steps in a process that

Skydiving Freefall Physics: 101

September 15th, 2022|

Skydiving Freefall Physics: 101 Nothing compares to the experience of jumping out of a moving plane. Although the majority of your experience will be spent floating back to earth with your parachute, the first thirty

Can You Breathe While Skydiving?

September 7th, 2022|

Can You Breathe While Skydiving? If you’ve never made the jump before, the prospect of diving from a moving plane is bound to work up your nerves. If you’ve also heard that some jumpers have

Static Line Skydiving: Is It Really Safe?

August 15th, 2022|

Static Line Skydiving: Is It Really Safe? Depending on who you ask, static line skydiving may be described as a safe way to learn the ropes and get more comfortable with the entire process—but is

How Do Parachutes Work?

August 7th, 2022|

How Do Parachutes Work? On most skydiving adventures, the jumper will enjoy a relatively short freefall and a much longer period of time beneath their parachute—but how does a parachute work? There are some complexities

Is Skydiving Scary?

July 20th, 2022|

How Many People Die from Skydiving? Skydiving is a dangerous sport—but it’s not nearly as dangerous as you may have imagined. How many people die from skydiving? According to the United States Parachute Association, there

Is Skydiving Scary?

July 7th, 2022|

Is Skydiving Scary? If you’re going to jump out of a moving plane at a height of 8,000 to 14,000 feet, it’s completely normal to feel a little bit on edge. In fact, your instructor

How to Skydive

June 30th, 2022|

How to Skydive Developing your skydiving skills can make the experience more exciting and rewarding, and learning how to skydive is a fairly simple and straightforward process. If you book skydiving with DZONE, for example,

Can You Skydive After a Knee Replacement?

June 29th, 2022|

Can You Skydive After a Knee Replacement? Skydiving, while generally safe, always carries some risks—and it probably goes without saying that the injuries that do occur almost always take place during the landing. Although very

What Does Skydiving Feel Like?

June 29th, 2022|

What Does Skydiving Feel Like? You know that skydiving looks like fun—maybe you’ve even watched a few videos already—but what does skydiving feel like? It’s difficult to capture the feeling in writing, but since the

Can You Skydive in the Rain?

April 28th, 2022|

Can You Skydive in the Rain? We know that you’ve been looking forward to the day of your big jump, but can you skydive in the rain? Unfortunately (or fortunately, as it might turn out),

How Long Does Skydiving Last?

March 24th, 2022|

How Long Does Skydiving Last? Your skydiving descent is likely to be over in less than ten minutes—but it only takes a moment to create memories that will last a lifetime! Although precise times may

How High Do You Skydive From?

March 22nd, 2022|

How High Do You Skydive From? How high is a skydiving plane when you make the big leap? On average, skydivers jump from a height of roughly 8,000 to 14,000 feet—but there’s a significant amount

Leaving The Aircraft

March 8th, 2022|

Leaving The Aircraft Perhaps the most thrilling and daring thing you can do is jump out of an airplane from thousands of feet in the air. Of course, you want to return home to tell

Outdoor vs. Indoor Skydiving: What’s the Difference?

March 8th, 2022|

Outdoor vs. Indoor Skydiving: What’s the Difference? Are you considering participating in an indoor skydiving experience? If so, then you may be curious about the difference between outdoor vs. indoor skydiving. The obvious distinction between

What is Tandem Skydiving?

January 24th, 2022|

What Is Tandem Skydiving? When you’re looking for a skydiving experience in Boise, ID, you’ll notice that tandem skydiving is offered everywhere. What is tandem skydiving? It means two people are attached to each other

How to Get a Skydiving License

January 24th, 2022|

How to Become a Skydiving Instructor? If you’ve made a tandem jump or two and you’ve fallen in love with skydiving, you might be wondering how to get a skydiving license. The process of learning how

How Much Does Skydiving Cost?

December 22nd, 2021|

How Much Does Skydiving Cost? What’s the price of a death-defying experience? How much would you pay to make a dream come true? If you love exhilaration and thrills, you’ve probably wondered how much skydiving

How Fast Do You Fall When Skydiving?

December 22nd, 2021|

How Fast Do You Fall When Skydiving? When you’re skydiving in Boise, ID, with DZONE, it can feel like time is standing still or zooming past at exponential speed. But how fast do you fall

Is Skydiving Safe?

November 19th, 2021|

Is Skydiving Safe? Did you know that you’re more likely to be struck by lightning in Bozeman, MT, than you are to die in a tandem skydiving mishap? It’s true! The skydiving fatality rate for

Skydiving Gift Certificates at DZONE®

November 15th, 2021|

Skydiving Gift Certificates at DZONE® Do you have a friend or loved one who loves nothing more than a thrill? They seek out adventure and unique experiences. If so, why would you give them socks

Can You Skydive with High Blood Pressure or Heart Problems?

September 17th, 2021|

Is Skydiving with High Blood Pressure Safe? Skydiving is a high-speed, thrilling activity that puts jumpers in an unconventional setting. While our instructors have the gear and training to bring jumpers back to Earth safely, we can only

Can You Skydive with Glasses or Contacts?

September 17th, 2021|

Can You Skydive with Glasses or Contacts?  Yes, you can wear glasses or contacts while skydiving! At DZONE®, we provide protective goggles to all jumpers to help protect your eyes while you fall through the sky. While

Skydiving Weight Limits

August 18th, 2021|

Skydiving Height and Weight Limits At DZONE® Skydiving, we care about your safety, which is why we have strict skydiving weight limits in place. Before you make your non-refundable deposit, read through our skydiving weight limit

How Old Do You Have to Be to Skydive

January 29th, 2021|

How Old Do You Have to Be Skydive? In the United States, an individual must be at least 18 years of age to enter into a legally binding contract. Parents or legal guardians of children under 18

What to Wear Skydiving for the First Time

January 26th, 2021|

What Do You Wear Skydiving? If you are aiming to go skydiving for the first time in Boise or Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, you are about to experience one of the most awesomely exhilarating and life-enhancing experiences available.

What to Know for Your First Skydiving Jump

January 26th, 2021|

What to Know for Your First Jump Before you run, you have to walk. Before taking flight on your own, why not trust the pros with your first time skydiving experience? What’d we have in mind? We’re

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Meet the Founder: Abbie Mashaal

January 25th, 2021|

Meet the Founder: Abbie Mashaal DZONE® founder Abbie (pronounced, “Ah-Bee”) has been a force to be reckoned with since he was a kid. Everything he’s set his mind to, he’s accomplished - and then some - and

CDA Press Release

June 17th, 2020|

For Immediate Release DZONE® Skydiving arrives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Coeur d’Alene Idaho, June 16, 2020 - DZONE® Skydiving, an Idaho based company, has entered into a Letter of Agreement with the Coeur d’Alene Airport to add tandem


April 27th, 2020|

COVID-19 & DZONE® Skydiving The United States Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, has stated that aviation instruction is an essential infrastructure. Aircraft Sanitization and Transmission Mitigation All participants should be