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 tandem jumps like the ones performed at DZONE® is only .006 fatalities per thousand jumps over the last ten years. You’re more likely to win the lottery than to become a statistic in the skydiving fatality rate! While part of the fun of skydiving is the rush of facing the fear and wondering, “Is skydiving safe?”, the fact is that skydiving is a lot safer than many everyday activities. Especially tandem jumps with certified skydiving professionals like the ones at DZONE® locations in Bozeman, MT; Boise, ID; and Coeur d’Alene, ID. Learn more about how safe skydiving is when you choose us for your skydiving experience. 

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How Safe is Skydiving with DZONE®?

Very safe! At DZONE® locations near Spokane, WA and Butte, MT, we do everything necessary to make sure you have the answers you need when you ask us, “how dangerous is skydiving?” While you might feel like you’re in danger, you never are when you’re in our hands. We use only the highest quality equipment, which is maintained by our teams of USPA (United States Parachute Association) certified staff members. Likewise, we keep our facilities clean and up to date with the latest technology to keep you safe. All of this is to give you the best possible skydiving experience available in Boise, ID or Coeur d’Alene, ID.

How Dangerous is Skydiving?

Inherently, anytime a person jumps out of an airplane, it’s dangerous. There’s always going to be a level of risk involved when you go skydiving. However, you can mitigate that risk when you choose a USPA-certified skydiving center like DZONE®. We take every precaution to give the safest possible skydiving experience. The skydiving community as a whole, especially through organizations like USPA, works to lessen the risk involved in skydiving. Huge improvements in parachute safety technology have helped make skydiving less dangerous. At DZONE®, you’ll find new and well-maintained equipment on every jump. No compromises are made when it comes to keeping you safe. And the numbers prove it: tandem skydiving with a skydiving center is the safest way to skydive. In 2020 skydiving centers oversaw 2.8 million jumps with 11 fatalities. That’s .39 fatalities per 100,000 jumps. It’s just slightly less safe than bicycling.

Learn More About How Dangerous Skydiving is with DZONE®

If you’d like to learn more about how DZONE® keeps you safe during your skydiving experience, contact us. Weight restrictions on your mind? We have all you need to know about skydiving weight limits to ease your mind. Had a knee replacement and wondering if you can jump? We have the information that you need! One of our USPA-certified instructors will gladly answer your questions and tell you about what we do to make your experience safe and incredible. If it’s your first time, you are going to want to know what to wear to your first jump! 

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