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Most Wanted Experience Gift Cards in 2016

We treasure experiences, special moments and adventures way more than material things. So why do we still buy our friends STUFF, when what we really want are more FUN TIMES together?

We surveyed our Skydive Cross Keys team for the most desirable experience gifts this holiday season. These guys sure know how to have a good time :) And, spoiler alert, their wish list was NOT just skydiving! Use this as your idea guide and skip the crowded malls this month.

5 Skydiving Myths Explained

There's quite a few false yet popular ideas about skydiving out there. We gathered 5 important ones that we'd like to discuss and show you the true side of skydiving.

1. You can get good deals for skydiving on Groupon and such.

The components of a good and safe skydive are a good and well maintained airplane, modern and reliable gear and a professional instructor. All of those things aren’t cheap. Do you really want to put your life in the hands of a skydiving center that saves money on gear or airplane maintenance? We urge you to think again. Also, watch out for the fine print… The only way a skydiving center can make those crazy cheap deals work is if they charge you extra fees upon arrival. Hey, there’s also a gear rental fee.. (like it’s optional, right?). Or hey, for just $50 extra we will take you to higher altitude! (Wait, how will I know the difference?) It  gets confusing. Choose a skydiving center with a proven safety record, high culture of safety and transparent pricing.

Skydiving Gift Certificates: 5 Tips for Gifting an Amazing Experience

You're about to rock someone's world!

Skydiving is an incredible gift and an amazing adventure for someone special.  Here are some tips to get the best value for your money and make sure your lucky friend gets the best experience possible.

Will Your Second Skydive Be As Much Fun?

So you’ve made your very first skydive a little while ago. Congratulations, you are now a skydiver!

It was breathtaking, exhilarating, adrenaline pumping, and totally out of this world!

And while you’ve been wanting to feel this thrill again, you’re probably wondering whether your second jump will be as much fun. You’ve seen it all before, right?..

Well, not exactly!

5 Tips For Your First Skydive ... From the Pros

It’s always been on your list. It’s a long time dream to soar up in the sky and feel what it’s like to fall free. It’s truly an experience out of this world. And to help you prepare, we talked to people around the drop zone - from instructors with 20,000+ jumps to first timers who just landed. Here's their best advice.

Indoor Skydiving vs. Outdoor Skydiving in NJ: Which One Is For You?

Skydiving indoors.. wait, what? How is it possible?

Indoor skydiving is another name for a vertical wind tunnel.

Basically, it is a big vertical cylinder with air running through it at high speed. It allows to simulate freefall conditions indoors, without actually jumping out of an airplane. The wind speed is high enough to support the weight of a person and let you ‘float’. First time flyers can experience freefall-like flight indoors, and skydivers can perfect their freefalling skills in the wind tunnel.

Skydiving in NJ: How to get the most out of your first jump

When you think of skydiving, first thing that comes to your mind is freefall: flying your own body in the open sky, the thrill, the rush, the wind and absolute freedom from any worries. It’s a totally fantastic experience that is out of this world, but there is also the second part of the jump that’s equally exciting. When skydiving in NJ, your flight under the parachute offers some breathtaking scenic views of the Garden State. Here are our tips on what not to miss on your first jump.

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The tandem jump was the best time of my life! I'm so glad I did it at Cross Keys. The staff is very professional and friendly. And I loved my freefall video. Definitely coming back soon!

- Julia R.

This is actually one of the best places I have been to.  The crew is really awesome.  Thank you guys for giving us such an amazing experience!

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