Jun 11, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Would like to get some input on where to go for a week long skydive trip in July. Looking for either ocean view or beautiful mountain scenery jumps anywhere in the world. Doesn't need to be a big DZ, as long as loads are turning 5-7 days a week, weather permitting. Have been to California, Florida and Hawaii. Budget is $2500.
I have been known to talk shit about UK DZs, but several of the ones I have been to have gorgeous scenery. I think its the UK landscape in general, with mostly year round greenery and hedge rows. Beccles takes a flight path over the north sea which is beautiful. Some years the farmers rotate rapeseed into their farms and the yellows and greens are beautiful at altitude. Dont waste your money on going there though.
check out locarno at www.paracentro.ch. they usually are closed on Mondays. the website has a schedule what is going on but in July that is a busy season. It isn't cheap to jump in Switzerland, jumps are about $50
People do nothing but rave about Empuriabrava in Spain. (Haven't been so I can't vouch for it personally, but it's high on my list of places to check out).
I have been there and it is on the Costa Brava, Spain, it's VERY pretty and a 7 day a week DZ
If you do go there you fly in through Girona, not Madrid (if you can)
Empuriabrava has great views, and there's lots of fun to be had on the DZ and in town - but their weather has put me off going for the last few years. It's always had a tendency to get windy, but lately there's been a lot of freak rainy periods and I know many jumpers who have been there for several days without getting in the air. Shame!
Thanks for all your suggestions. Decided to go to Gap, France. The reviews, scenery and exit altitude of 15500ft sold me.
I have insurance which covers skydiving, but not repatriation. Do you have suggestions regarding additional insurance? Also any additional skydive documents I need to jump in europe (I am located in the US)? Thanks very much.
(This post was edited by B52 on Jun 13, 2012, 8:32 AM)