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Worst Experience Of My Life


Skydive Chatham Rated 1 by: Landrews98 on 2012-07-19

Pros: None
Cons: Pretty much everything....

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The people who run this place are absolute jerks. The instructors are very full of themselves, and it shows! They are unprofessional, and rude. I will never go back to this place again!

It is located in a random field, their parking lot is all dirt and sand, their office is in an old, run-down trailer and it just seemed sketchy from the start. You'd think with all the money they're raking in from their customers maybe they'd be able to afford something a little better.

You have to go into the office trailer in order to sign in and get all set up to jump. This trailer looks and smells like it was taken right from the 1970s; shag rugs, wood paneling and the smell was just awful.

You're greeted by a not-so-pleasant woman who walks you through the 6-7 page legal form in which you sign your life away and everything you own. While filling this out you are also instructed to watch a safety video at the same time. So I was taking my time, trying to read through everything on the forms, while still paying attention to the video, when the woman came back in and RUSHED me though signing the form. I'm sorry but if I'm signing any kind of legal form, I want to read it all and make sure I know what I'm getting into. So I finished on my own time, and handed the woman my form who gave me an attitude about it. She then made some remark about the town I was from, and swore at me (F*** you). That is never okay to do when you are running a business. At this point, I wanted to walk away but I had already paid. And it got worse from there.

When I went up, my instructor kept joking about being drunk, and wanting to fall asleep. Very unprofessional. Maybe he was just trying to be funny, but it didn't come off that way. I would have much rather someone try to get me more psyched and excited for the jump, rather than try to scare me. I was not amused at all. He also joked about there something being wrong with the plane. Overall, just very unprofessional workers.

The jump went fine, but I was already in a bad mood from the way the workers treated me. So unfortunately I did not get to enjoy the jump as much as I should've gotten to. I definitely did not get my money's worth at this place.

After I jumped, I waited to watch my friend go up and jump. I just have to say this: beware if you are there just for moral support too. They will ask you about 10-20 times why you aren't sky diving. Then, in the process, they will belittle you because you are not. One of the things I was most offended at was a conversation I heard between one of the instructors and one of the people not jumping, but just there waiting/watching her friend jump. The instructor was badgering this poor girl the whole time, asking why she wouldn't jump continuously. She stated different reasons, including that she just couldn't afford it right now. He responded with, "Don't be cheap." You should NEVER say that to anyone. You never know what someone might be going through and by saying that you're only making the person feel worse. Also, I think if someone wanted to sky dive, THEY WOULD! They don't need you constantly bothering them about it. If anything, that will make them not want to go more....

I have been skydiving before in Maine and I would HIGHLY recommend that place over this one. Skydive Chatham was one of the worst experiences of my life. If I could give this place negative stars, I definitely would, without a doubt. I wish I never made a reservation....

(Review ID:7470)