The iFly Indoor Skydiving Sentosa is a state-of-the-art indoor skydiving facility where virtually anyone can get to experience the thrill of falling from the sky. This 17 metre tall, five metre wide wind tunnel is one of the largest of its kind in the world which appeals to first time flyers and even advanced skydivers.
It allows people to skydive minus the expense and time of getting into an aircraft. Of course, the risk is considerably lower. You get to experience realistic free fall similar to that of a real skydive from a whopping 12,000 feet down to 3,000 feet. Extended acrylic windows afford views out over Siloso Beach and it’s fully air-conditioned.
This is not just a basic tunnel where one person gets to fly as Skydiving Sentosa can actually accommodate multiple flyers who are able to perform complex manoeuvres such as formation skydiving with eight people. Along with the large size, speeds can be ramped up, where various movements can be performed for more advanced skydivers.
The instructors at iFly Indoor Skydiving Sentosa are fully certified and go through rigorous, ongoing training under the guidance of expert skydivers and coaches. While the instructors ensure safety at all times, they are also adept at ensuring customers get the most out of the experience—including improving the ability of return flyers.
The whole experience lasts around two hours, half of which is getting gear sorted out and basic training. Flyers get two skydives. Scheduling is important so you should ensure you’re correctly attired before arrival. This means the wearing of comfy well fitting clothes and no jewellery. Helmets and goggles are provided though you may need to rent non-marking trainers if you don’t have these.
Most people can take part at iFly Indoor Skydiving Sentosa, with the maximum weight up to 140kgs. Certain disabilities can be catered to though those who have dislocated shoulders in the past should avoid this and along with pregnant ladies. People with neck or back issues should also pass as well as visitors with a heart condition. Kids from aged seven up to seniors in their 90s (and beyond) can fly, though those under 18 will need parental or guardian permission.
It’s conveniently located at Siloso Beach Walk on Sentosa Island. It’s open daily, typically from 09:00 to 21:30 with Wednesday having a slightly later opening. First flight is 10:30 and the last one 21:30. The busiest time is peak season, between December and February.