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Skydive Key West Posted by: Skydive Key West 1 year ago

If you’ve ever considered tandem skydiving, you probably have a million questions swirling in your head. What should you wear? What should you bring? But one question that often pops up is: When is the best time to go skydiving? We get both “When is the best time of year to go skydiving?”, and “What’s the best time of day to skydive?” 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with all the best time to skydive information you need to plan the ultimate Key West skydiving experience. Time is on your side! Yes, it is.

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The Best Time of Year to Skydive

Let’s start with the best time of year to skydive. What month is best to skydive is only really limited by the ambient weather around the dropzone, and we’re lucky ducks down here in Key West. Here, anytime it’s not raining is the best time to make a jump! The best time to skydive in Florida is, well, right now.

Here at Skydive Key West, we’re fortunate to have a climate that guarantees good skydiving weather year-round. While some skydiving centers shut down during cold months, we don’t have a skydiving season – we’re jumping and soaring through the skies long after (and before!) temperatures elsewhere have dropped. 

While the best season to skydive is any season you’re on this planet, summer is when the skydiving action is at its peak. The long days provide us with ample daylight hours to leap to our hearts’ content – from dawn till dusk, most days.

Some Summertime Considerations

It’s no surprise that summer is often hailed as the best time of year to skydive. With those sweet, balmy temperatures and lazy, sunny days, it’s hard to resist the allure of a summer jump. However, it’s also the busiest time for skydiving, so scheduling ahead is essential. If you thrive on high-energy and fast-paced vibes, summer is the perfect season for your skydiving adventure.

Plus, as you ascend in the plane, so does your comfort level! The air gets cooler, which provides a refreshing and welcome respite from the summer heat. Even on a sweaty day, that cool breeze will soothe your soul as you freefall through the sky. Bliss!

That said: back down on the ground, summer in Florida can get toasty. When you’re heading to the dropzone, make sure to take the necessary precautions to beat the heat. Apply sunscreen generously, stay hydrated, and try to stick to the shade (which we have plenty of, here on the dropzone).

Woman smiles with glee looking over the beautiful water while Skydiving South Florida

The Best Time of Day to Skydive

Now, you ask: what about the best time of day to go skydiving? During the summer months, our dropzone tends to be quite busy, especially on weekends, so consider choosing the edges of the day – early morning or late afternoon – to book your tandem jump.

Why? Many reasons. Let’s take a look at them.

  • Ideal Conditions: These hours offer the perfect conditions for an unforgettable skydive. The air is cool and smooth, and the lighting bathes the scenery in a magical glow, making for stunning visuals. That’s because the low angle of the sun is warm, sparkly and inviting, ideal for capturing your epic moment on camera.
  • Clear Skies: It’s more likely that you’ll be able to jump, even if you wake up to iffy weather. Mornings often offer the clearest skies, even if the overall forecast for the day might seem a little less favorable.
  • Shorter Wait Times: Scheduling a jump in the morning typically means shorter wait times, allowing you to get into the action sooner. The crisp morning air combined with the anticipation of the jump sets the stage for an incredible experience. Trust us–it’s skydiving in the morning is better than coffee! WAY better.
  • No Time For Nerves: Perhaps surprisingly, this timing is also great for nerves! Opting for an early morning jump allows you to dive right into the adventure without lingering tummy-butterflies, and you’ll be able to bask in the sense of accomplishment for the rest of the day. Plus, if you’re up for it (and many people are), you might even have time to go up for Skydiving: The Sequel!
Young male gives thumbs up and smiles while tandem skydiving in south florida

Well, Then: It’s Time to Skydive!

Here’s the long and short of it: the best time to go skydiving is whenever you want to

While certain times may offer optimal conditions, we’re lucky at Skydive Key West to have great weather for most of the year. However, to ensure you get the exact timing you desire, it’s always a good idea to book early. We can’t wait to see you soar through the skies with you, during any season or time of day that strikes your fancy!

Choose the best time to skydive for you and schedule your jump with us today. We’re counting down the days until we see you in the sky, creating memories that will last a lifetime. See you soon!

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