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paulina5237

Mar 22, 2012, 6:49 AM
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Anyone new informations about the dropzone in Jamaica? homepage+email aren`t existing anymore. I read that its probably closed, but anyone knows it? thx. blue skies, Paulina


Narcosis

Nov 11, 2012, 5:55 AM
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Up !
Any news ?
I'll go in Jamaica in december, hope to jump over there !


Sletzer  (B 31200)

Nov 13, 2012, 11:29 AM
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About 2 months before I went to Jamaica a few years ago I called the DZ to make sure they were up and running. Turns out they stopped operations in the 3 months before I got down there. I guess I should have called back and confirmed they were stilll open right before I left. Still, its extremely disappointing to drag you gear through customs and not be able to jump.

If you can't manage to get them on the phone I wouldn't count on it being open. If you can get them on the phone I wouldn't count on them being open.

Just my personal experience.


DocPop  (C License)

Nov 13, 2012, 11:43 AM
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In reply to:
Up !
Any news ?
I'll go in Jamaica in december, hope to jump over there !

Closed.


piisfish

Nov 20, 2012, 3:20 AM
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In reply to:
Up !
Any news ?
I'll go in Jamaica in december, hope to jump over there !

Closed.
this doesn't sound like very good news for Narcosis....
does anybody know what the operation was/is ? Any temporary DZ by US jumpers for the holiday season ?


Narcosis

Dec 7, 2012, 12:11 AM
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My girlfriend's father live in Jamaica, last week he went to the dropzone (Boscobel) to had a look and they were doing tandem...! He's not a expert, but he saw such activities.
So, it's a bit confusing, I got no answer by phone or email, but they run activities...


piisfish

Dec 7, 2012, 12:37 AM
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try these contacts, Chouchou

Contact: Michael Opiola, 876.467.6626

Michael Opiola

skydive jamaica

Boscobel Aerodrome

St. Mary Jamaica W.I.

876.467.6626

michaelo@skydive-jamaica.com

also try to contact the guy who posted THIS video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IN1os6oij0

and their Twitter account
https://mobile.twitter.com/SkydiveJamaica
Looking for our next group of skydivers! Call now to make your reservation! 876-467-6626


Narcosis

Jan 17, 2013, 7:14 AM
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So this is my Jamaica feedback:

No more skydiving in Jamaica, too much taxes over there apparently.

BUT, If you got time (at least a week before jumping), you can request permission from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and jump on the small airfield of Kingston, with a Cessna. (500USD per hour).
It's even harder with a helicopter, you will need a VERY special authorization.

Otherwise, scubadiving is nice also ;-)


AviationTD  (A License)

May 6, 2013, 1:35 PM
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Is there any update on this matter? I am going there next month for a week-long vacation. Obviously, it will be cool to jump there. I just need to know if I should bring my gear or I would be wasting my time.



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