May 31, 2008, 5:50 AM
Post #1 of 6
Jumping in Cuba
Hi all well i am new to this section of the forum . I have just spent three weeks in Cuba and experianced their pre jump manifest, first you produce your passport then an hour later they give you a shout, you get ready but do not put rig on as you need to go through a metal detector, your rig is then xrayed (on every jump) then it is off to the AN2 (Russian Bi-plane) then off we go up till this point everything seems OTT for a jump but looking out the window wow what a view, i was with my mate (an instructor with over 6000 jumps) his first jump summed it all up he was running about like a first time jumper he was so overwelmed with the view the beach landing and the friendlliness of all the Cuban sky dive team, my jump well WOW what an experiance for a jumper with under sixty jumps amazing this was at sky dive Veredaro. we made some really good friends there, they helped us so much and could not have done anymore even the night before we were leaving they arrived at our hotel and took us out for a goodgye drink, we then went off to Guardalacava to join the other Cuban sky dive team, we were made just as welcome and were presented with Badges, tee shirts and other cuban sky dive gear so i would without a doubt recommend jumping over there, things are slow but well worth the wait, so if anyone is going there i have a few contact details that will make things easier I know there is a lot of people out there that are Anti Cuba but at the end of the day we are all jumpers all wanting to jump these guys are no diffrent, so if you have any comments then feel free but do not slag them off tey were so good to me and my mate.
Hi started off in Veradaro jumped the An2 then moved down to Guardalavaca again An2 the guys were ace nothing to much trouble very helpful, i will up load some pics when i download them all from the camera, well worth a visit, although Castro is the man although many folk are wanting change especially the skydivers at present they are only permitted to go to 8500ft for tandams and 2500ft for accuracy, non really know how to free fly and are amazed at what we do all landings are on the white sand beaches so each tandam lands at his/hers hotel, i am looking at returning next year best hotel and also near the DZ is Hotel Paradise in Veradaro