Terms and Conditions
Below are our terms and conditions which are subject to change without notice. By making a booking on Skydive England (or our affiliated sites) you are confirming that you have read and accepted them. Should you require any additional information, please feel free to contact us.
Skydive England act as an agent on your behalf and not for any of the centres that we recommend. All centres used in the UK are affiliated to and work within the rules and regulations as specified by the BPA (British Parachute Association). All parachuting and skydiving responsibilities rest solely with the parachute centre or company / person running the course which you have booked. Any queries or complaints regarding these should be addressed to the centre / company concerned.
The base prices shown on Skydive England are initial payments to secure your skydive. The full price per skydive is shown on each product listing. Full prices can be seen / compared by clicking here.
You will not be able to participate in any skydiving / parachuting activities unless all outstanding monies owed have been paid in full unless an invoicing agreement has been arranged in advance.
You must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs upon arrival at the centre. You will not be allowed to parachute / skydive whilst under the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs. The written advice of a Doctor is required in respect of prescribed drugs. Those intending to parachute should allow 10 hrs and a full night's sleep since the last alcoholic drink.
Provisional BPA Membership is included within the course fee & affords 3rd party insurance cover. Personal Accident Insurance, is the responsibility of the applicant to take out, although we can provide contact details for agents who normally provide quotes for parachutists.
The minimum age to parachute or skydive in the UK is 16 years of age, with 16 or 17 year olds requiring parental consent on both BPA form 106 as well as the appropriate declaration of fitness to parachute - forms can be supplied upon request. Anyone aged 40yrs or older are required to have the appropriate form BPA Form 114-A (Solo) or BPA Form 115 (Tandem) signed by a doctor. In certain circumstances we might encourage such individuals to consider a Tandem for their 1st jump rather than a solo, more likely once they attain 50yrs, and no one over 55yrs will be allowed to make a 1st solo parachute descent. People aged 18 to 39 will be required to sign a declaration of fitness as available here - BPA Form 114-A (Solo) or BPA Form 115 (Tandem). All customers should take the completed forms with them when first attending the chosen centre.
Should you fail to arrive with all relevant documentation you may have to forfeit your parachute jump / skydive and be required to pay the outstanding balance in full. To re-arrange your jump for another date a £50 admin fee will be payable.
You must comply with parachute centre rules at all times. Please note that some local rules may vary per centre.
Centres reserve the right to stop any customer from participating in parachuting / skydiving activities for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, being outside of health, weight, height or fitness restrictions. Should a customer be unsuitable for a chosen course and wish to change the type of skydive then additional fees may be payable.
The final decision as to whether you are able to make your parachute jump / skydive will be the responsibility of your instructor.
All initial payments made to Skydive England are none refundable although in some cases, at the discretion of Skydive England and the agreement of the parachute centre, they may be transferable. Your deposit will be valid for a period of 12 months commencing on the date your order was placed.
Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months and are non-refundable. They are transferable to another person as long as they meet the correct requirements (age, height, weight, fitness etc)
If paying the balance of the course fee at the centre by debit/credit card a transaction fee may apply. Rates vary per centre, please contact us for further details.
Courses are normally run on the day scheduled regardless of the weather. Failure to attend on the agreed date, may lead to you having to forfeit your parachute jump / skydive and be required to pay the outstanding balance in full. A £50 admin fee will be charged to provide an additional date. Should the centre need to reschedule your course for any reason, then an alternative date, convenient to you will be provided at no further cost.
All centres operate within strict safety limits as specified by the BPA rules and regulations. The final decision as to whether or not the weather is suitable to jump will be made by the centres chief instructor (CCI). If circumstances beyond the centres control, such as the weather, prevent you from making your parachute jump / skydive, then you will be able to re-schedule with the centre for a time convenient to you at no further cost.
Skydive England will endeavour to book your chosen course at your chosen centre on the dates specified. If however the date is not available we will provide you with the next available date, we will advise you of the date before confirming your booking on the course. Should an alternative date, jump type or centre not be available or suitable then a refund may be issued at the discretion of Skydive England.
We do not accept any responsibility if your chosen centre has to postpone your course for any reason. In such circumstances you will be offered the option of another suitable date or an alternative centre at which to complete your course. This will be at no additional cost.
On payment of the total fee for your course, you are covered by the British Parachute Association's 3rd Party Liability Insurance Policy up to £2 million. This does not cover you or your dependants for personal injury or death. You may wish to take out personal insurance.
Should you need to change the date of your booking once it has been confirmed a £30 admin fee will be charged. A minimum of 7 days notice is required with some centres requiring longer. Please contact us for notification periods relating to your chosen centre.
Parachuting / Skydiving is classed as an extreme sport and such participants should realise that a risk of injury or death exists regardless of the standard of training, supervision and equipment used. Skydive England cannot take any responsibility for any injury or losses incurred during your participation in the sport. Participating in a course booked with Skydive England is an agreement taken voluntarily and entirely at your own risk. You will need to agree that Skydive England, the chosen centre, nor their staff will be held liable in the event of any loss, injury or damage (howsoever caused) caused to any property or suffered by you, or any other person, in connection with or as a result of parachuting / skydiving.