If you're new to skydiving, there are a few things to think about before you make the jump. The number one is where to make your jump. Choosing the best drop zone is pretty easy but you need some information. The United States Parachute Associates (USPA) certifies drop zones. Be sure the drop zone is registered by the USPA by looking for the USPA seal. The next important factor to consider is the type of jump you want to do and the cost. There are three types of jumps for first timers Tandem, Accelerated Freefall (AFF), and Static Line. Most people chose a tandem skydive for their first time. It's the easiest and required the least training.