This is the main FAQ with questions relating to skydiving in general. You can also read the IAD/PFF or Tandem FAQs for questions specific to those types of jumps. Please also check out our Cancellation, No-Show and Refunds policy. The answer to this question is not easy, but the short answer is yes. There are statistics that show that skydiving is actually much safer than many other more common sports and other normal activities that we do every day but never question. For example you are more likely to get into an accident while driving than during a skydive itself! In 2006 there were more than 148,000 skydives made in Canada and around 6.1 million skydives made around the world. There are more than 3,000 members of the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA) and 30,000 members of the USPA. Not to use a cliché, but if skydiving wasn’t safe then there wouldn’t be that many people doing it. However skydiving is not without it’s risks. At SWOOP we operate with the safest methods possible, and most of the risk has been eliminated. There are backups to every system and highly trained and qualified instructors to ensure that everything runs smoothly. There are no guarantees in skydiving. Even though we have been operation since 1979 accidents can happen. You must be aware that skydiving is a sport in which you could be seriously or fatally injured. The risk is extremely low, but it is present.