Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I get to La Zona?
La Zona is located on Puerto Rico’s scenic east coast, just 30 minutes from Fajardo, less than an hour from San Juan, Caguas and Bayamon, and a short road trip from Ponce and Ceiba. Get directions to our dropzone at the Humacao Airport.
What are your hours of operation?
La Zona is open year-round. We’re open from 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Sunday, with weekend days being our busiest. Walk-ins are welcome; please call ahead.
What time should I get to the dropzone?
Arrive at La Zona at your reservation time.
How long will I be at the DZ?
Plan on spending 3-4 hours with us or, if applicable, consider taking the day off work. Some days weather conditions are perfect and we run on time all day; other days the wind kicks up or cloud cover or rain moves in and we encounter unavoidable weather delays. Safety is our #1 priority.
What should I wear?
Athletic attire, shorts or jeans and a T-shirt – be comfortable! Please, closed-toe shoes only (no flip flops, sandals or heels). Plan to remove jewelry and pull back long hair before boarding the plane.
Can I keep my glasses on or contacts in?
Yes! We provide every tandem student with sanitized goggles that serve to keep the wind out of your eyes and your eyeglasses on your face!
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Every jumper must be at least 18 years old. Bring a valid, government-issued photo ID with you to the DZ to prove your date of birth; a driver’s license or passport are both acceptable. A parent or guardian’s permission is not acceptable in lieu of personal identification.
Is there a maximum age?
No way – if you are physically fit to jump, age is just a number! Case in point, in 2020 a 103 year old man from Texas set a new Guinness World Record as the oldest tandem jumper. That said, skydiving is an extreme sport. If you have a health concern (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, heart condition, chronic pain, etc), skydiving could be out of the question. If you are over 70 or have cause to question, consult with your doctor before you book.
Is there a weight limit?
In compliance with safety and equipment guidelines, you must weigh less than 240 lbs to jump tandem at La Zona. Some exceptions may apply depending on body composition. If you have questions or concerns, contact us before you book.
I have a disability, can I jump?
Our professional team of tandem instructors have jumped with students and alongside skydivers of all abilities across their careers. We are very open to learning about your specific needs and would delight in accommodating you if we can. If you have concerns, connect with your doctor before you book.
If I love it, can I jump again?
Purchase your second tandem before leaving the DZ on the day of your first jump for just $109. If the schedule and weather permits, you can go back up the same day – or you can book it for another day; no expiration.
Can I eat and drink before I jump?
Please do! Eat a light meal and drink water as normal, and pack a cooler in case you need a boost while at the dropzone. Absolutely no alcohol in your system – or in your cooler – at the DZ.
Is there food and beverage available at the DZ?
La Zona does not currently offer food or vending on site, but a number of fantastic food trucks and a Walmart are very close by.
What if I feel sick?
It’s pretty unusual to get sick during the skydiving experience. When it happens, it’s usually as a result of dehydration, or from eating too much or not enough. If you feel unwell prior to arriving at the DZ, contact us to discuss rescheduling.
Can I take my own video?
You’re welcome to film before your load is called and once you’re back on terra firma, but for safety reasons tandem skydivers are prohibited from using phones, go-pros or other devices while on the aircraft or during your jump. Experienced skydivers with a C license or above are permitted to use go-pros and other wearables.
Can I share a video package with another student?
We offer three video packages – a dedicated videographer, selfie cam, or combination of both. For safety reasons, tandem students must maintain distance from one another, making it impossible to share a package.
Should I tip my instructor or videographer?
Tips are not required or expected. If you had a great time and want to, though, you are welcome to tip.
Can I bring a group?
Yes! Groups of 5 to 9 people receive a $20 discount per skydive; groups of 10 to 19 receive $30 off each. The group leader will receive a free Selfie Cam video. Note that our Cessna 206 can accommodate three tandem students on a single load.
Do you offer discounts for particular individuals or groups?
Yes! Police, firefighters, EMTs and first responders, military personnel, teachers and students are all eligible for a $40 discount. Valid ID required.
Can I stack discounts?
No, sorry. No double discounts.
I changed my mind, can I get a refund?
All sales are final. Only one date change allowed. No refunds.
Can my friends and family watch me jump?
Absolutely. Take off is always at the Humacao Airport and, depending on your skydiving package, landing is at the airport or at Punta Santiago beach just 10 minutes away. Plenty of parking is available at both sites. Make sure they pack a snack and water too!
Can I host an event?
Adding skydiving to any event turns the volume way up on the wow factor. Whether you’re planning to propose, celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary, or stage a gender reveal – we can help you create a memorable and meaningful event. Get in touch with your big idea and we’ll work together to make it happen! A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking.
Can I skydive and SCUBA dive on the same day?
Done apart, they’re both awesome. Dive and jump on the same day and you might suffer from decompression sickness. Wait 24 hours to skydive after SCUBA diving to be on the safe side.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs on leash that play well with others are welcome to watch you jump with your friends and family.
What else is there to do on the east coast?
The east coast of Puerto Rico is breathtakingly beautiful.
- Punta Santiago beach is a 10-minute drive from the DZ and, due to it being on the Caribbean Sea side of the island, the water is calm – perfect for families.
- Nearby Cayo Santiago island is famous for its extensive population of Rhesus monkeys. People are prohibited from visiting the island directly, but you can join a kayak tour to see the monkeys up close.
- Incredible Humacao Nature Reserve, where you can hike, do watersports or participate in an eco tour, is a short drive from La Zona.
There are great local restaurants and gorgeous places to stay nearby as well. Play all day, or spend the weekend in Humacao!