Welcome to the forums! I've heard that Lodi usually has good prices. I've also heard that there have been some safety issues concerning their planes. Do some research and visit the dropzones nearby before you decide.
thank you for the reply, i have been reading all of the DZ reviews and i still think lodi will be my choice. my main goal it to get BASE qualified and then become a tandem instructor when i get out of the military. so any advice is always welcome. thank you