Skydiving in Titusville, Florida is a rush! Jump from 18,000 feet, the world’s highest tandem jump, and get incredible views of Central Florida.

Skydiving In Titusville, Florida

Skydiving in Titusville, Florida is a rush! Jump from 18,000 feet, the world’s highest tandem jump, and get incredible views of Central Florida.

Skydiving in Titusville, Florida

I never thought I would go skydiving. I had been asked a few times before to tag along and I always turned it down. But over the last couple of years, my motto has changed somewhat.

Fuck it.

So when I saw a Groupon for a couple’s skydive, I figured I’d get that as a Christmas for the guy I was dating at the time. He’d gone skydiving a few times already and loved it. He was thrilled when I gave him the print out and we set up the jump for a month later. And although there is skydiving in Miami, he wanted to go in Titusville because they jumped from a higher altitude there.

Skydive Space Center in Titusville, Florida
Skydive Space Center in Titusville, Florida

Now I’m going to be straight up here, and tell you that just thinking about going up there made my heart pound like crazy. I’d get short of breath and would feel like I was going to hyperventilate. The month and a half between announcing the Christmas present and the actual jump, I didn’t let myself think about it.

Even on the drive up to Titusville from Miami, the running joke was that we were just going to Disneyworld. Once we got up there, I went into blogging mode and focused on taking in the details of what was going on around me and taking pictures.

The hanger in Titusville where we met our instructors and learned about our equipment
The hanger where we met our instructors and learned about our equipment
selfie before Skydiving in Titusville
Nothing calms your nerves like taking a selfie!

Skydive Space Center

Everyone at Skydive Space Center was really nice! While we were filling out paperwork and waiting to get on the plane, the atmosphere was relaxed and everyone was joking around and had smiles on their faces, which helped keep me calm.

Jimmy, my instructor, was awesome! He got me ready to go and made sure my harness was on properly. Since this was my first jump, I opted for the video, so Johnny the videographer was with us too, and he had such an upbeat personality! I really think I lucked out with being paired up with them.

Getting ready to take off in Titusville
Getting ready to take off!
Skydiving in Titusville
Had to rep the blog while I was up there 🙂

Once we were on the plane, I think I was still somewhat in denial of what was about to happen; I was looking out of the window and just taking in the scenery. Jimmy, who was sitting behind me, asked me if I was doing ok a couple of times. He did his final checks on our equipment and went over some procedures again.

And then someone casually asked who was jumping first. Turned out that we were. Wait, what?? Holy shit! Here we go! We scooted up to the door, I looked over the edge, and next thing I knew, we were flying!

Jumping out of the plane
Johnny the videographer, me, and Jimmy
Skydiving in Titusville
Skydiving in Titusville
First ones out!
Skydiving in Titusville
I’m flying!
Skydiving in Titusville
Freefalling at 18,000 feet

We had jumped from 18,000 feet, the world’s highest tandem jump, and were going about 120 mph. I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath, which made me panic a bit. But I couldn’t help but smile. Our freefall lasted almost a minute before Jimmy pulled the chute and then we glided for a few more minutes.

Gliding was my favorite part. Jimmy pointed out the Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, and south, the way back home to Miami. Then it was time to land, and I did it like a pro! Jimmy told me when to pick my legs up and then when to stand and in a couple of steps we were done.

Skydiving in Titusville
Got to see some amazing views!
Skydiving in Titusville
Landing like a pro!
Skydiving in Titusville
Jimmy and I after we landed
Skydiving in Titusville
I did it!

Final Thoughts On Skydiving in Titusville

I couldn’t believe I had just skydived! It all felt like a dream. I had been scared the whole time beforehand, but I’m so glad I did it.

Pro Tip: Because the skydives start early in the morning, we recommend spending the night in Titusville the night before. You can check hotel rates below. We also recommend sticking around the area after your skydive; there are a lot of fun things to do in Titusville!

Have you ever gone skydiving? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments below! 🙂

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Skydiving in Titusville, Florida is a rush! Jump from 18,000 feet, the world’s highest tandem jump, and get incredible views of Central Florida.

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  1. Amazing pics!! I also went skydiving for the first time in 2014, and it’s an experience I’ll remember FOREVER! What a rush. 🙂 Happy travels and many more fun adventures to you!

    1. Hi Ami! It is a rush, isn’t it?? Thank you for checking out our page and safe and happy travels for you as well! 🙂

  2. Wow congrats Vicky !!!!!! When I was reading my heart was bounding so fast, thanks for sharing your amazing experience ! This is on my list to do 🙂

    Annie ox

  3. V!!! You brave, brave girl 🙂 As I was reading this, I was getting nervous and excited for you! Just the thought of jumping out would paralize me. Looks like an amazing experience. So happy you did it!!


    1. Hey G!! It was crazy! And I’m so glad I did it! 🙂

  4. Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Because it’s bloody AWESOME!!! Do you need another reason? Haha! My next dream is to do it without a tandem though.

    1. Haha! You’ll have to let me know how that goes!

  5. I agree. You’re freaking nuts. But also very brave. I don’t think I’d have the kahunas to try this, ever and I know i’ll always carry the regret with me. Kudos to you for doing it!

  6. Wow, what a great adventure. I guess I’d still be too much of a scaredy cat for that.

  7. I haven’t been skydiving but it’s on my husbands bucket list. Looks like you have a great experience.

  8. I still regret not doing a skydive at the Great Barrier Reef when I was there two years ago. Because now I think that this is the place where I’ll have to do it. Florida from above doesn’t look too bad though 😉

  9. I’ve wanted to skydive for so long but for some reason I just haven’t made it happen yet. These photos get me so excited I just might get it done really soon!

  10. You are brave! My husband would love that but I like having my feet on the ground.

    1. Haha! I understand. I hope he gets to go one day 🙂

  11. Fun!! Glad you enjoyed it! I’ve been wanting to go skydiving for so long–hopefully I’ll get around to it soon! 🙂

  12. Wowwww! I can’t believe you do that! I know people do it all the time but man haha I think I’d totally freak! Seems like a lot of fun though!!

  13. You are brave! I used to live near there, but never tried skydiving. After 25 I just thought the risk was too great.

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