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Skydive Carolina

Average Rating: 4.59
4.59 out of 5 based on 22 user reviews

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Chester Catawba Regional Airport (9A6)
Lat: 34.7928
Lng: -81.18721

1903 King Air Drive
Chester, South Carolina 29706
United States

1-803-581-2549 (fax)  (16051 Hits)

Last Updated: 2017-03-31
Full Time Super Twin Otter, Full Time Super King Air, Full Time Cessna 182

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required

Video: 99 USD
Jump Ticket: 27 USD to 14000 ft


Centrally located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC Skydive Carolina is the premier skydiving center in the Carolinas boasting turbine aircraft, a padded and covered packing area, snack bar, gear store, camping area, showers and bathroom amenities, and full time video services.

Skydive Carolina's offices are opened Monday through Friday from 09:00 until 17:00 daily and from 08:00 until sunset on the weekends. They are open year round Friday through Sunday. Thursday-Sunday for jumping during the Spring (March and April) and Wednesday-Sunday during May-November. For more specific information, visit the website at

Skydive Carolina has everything you need to enjoy the great sport of skydiving!


  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: bradyjumps on 2017-08-22

Pros: Kind people, friendly atmosphere, huge facility and aircraft
Cons: AFP Price... but I guess this is everywhere

After doing my first tandem at Skydive OBX I became obsessed and am so lucky to live just 20 minutes from Skydive Carolina! I immediately enrolled in their AFP course and am on level 7. All employees are so welcoming and friendly... there is definitely a huge sense of family. I'm so excited to get to know everyone more and join this awesome community. They hold large festivals every year, and I hope to be able to participate in their Halloween Boogie. The plane is huge and accomodates multiple jumpers each flight. I'm so comfortable with the gear and my instructors. Thank you, Skydive Carolina!
(Review ID:9368)

Carolina's best.

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: StrikeForce on 2016-12-09

Pros: Great staff, large landing area, great planes.
Cons: None.

The place to go when you are in the Carolinas!
(Review ID:9205)

Great place that will try to accommodate anyone.

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: Villageidiot123 on 2016-05-15

Pros: Huge landing. Variety aircraft and best is freindly staff!
Cons: My bank account balance is lower when I leave.

I'm still a student so you will get a student review. I started classes on vacation in florida at a small dz and loved it. Since then I have searched high and low to find the same atmosphere as how I started. I finally found it! Big dropzone without the cliques. Everyone was very freindly which for my wife (non jumper) made it a great family weekend. The only way this place can get better is by paying me to jump and not the other way around. Highly recommend!
(Review ID:9038)

Awesome place that will treat you with respect and take care of you.

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: CCGV19 on 2014-12-20

Pros: Great People Staff and well kept gear and planes
Cons: Wish they were open every day. Wish they had a 4th plane

I did a tandem here a few years back and was blown away by the professionalism. I felt like I was the most important person they had meet. Kudos to their team for their big focus on safety and having fun along the way. I moved to NC in July of 2014. I have been visiting the Dropzone almost every weekend. I have made over 100+ jumps here as a licensed skydiver and here is what I have to say:

1. Great Vibe- very safe, fun jumpers love it. the owners are awesome and staff seems like they love their job.
2. Very clean. You can judge a place by its bathrooms and other areas and theirs are spotless. Great feeling for anyone new to advanced to have clean showers and bathrooms every time. Their aircraft fleet is kept to the highest standards. They have a modified King Air, a Grand Caravan and a Cessna 182. I have flown it all 3 aircraft many times. The King Air will climb like a beast and they generally have it turning loads. The door is a little smaller than Caravan but the thing can climb like a champ! The Caravan has all the room you would ever need and then some. The door is big enough to launch some really big RW or head down, sit etc. We have 10+ ways out of the Caravan. The Cessna is smaller but good for Hop N Pops or days during the week with less activity. All of their planes and well kept and feel new inside.
3. Video/ Picture Staff very friendly and they can give really good advice for those looking to do what they do.
4. Have a good great store on site.
5. Some of the best Packers- very good openings and they can pack quick!
6. Fun after hours here as well. Come out and introduce yourself and you will be part of the crew.
7. Worth the drive from Charlotte, NC. I will keep coming back again and again.

(Review ID:8703)

Awesome DZ!!

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: fireflyer1988 on 2012-05-21

Pros: lots!
Cons: None that i can think of

I decided to make a trip down to Skydive Carolina for a day, which was about 2.5 hours away from where I live. I passed another closer DZ to get there, but I certainly did not regret it! Great vibe there and I was immediatly greeted by staff as well as other local fun jumpers, who were happy to introduce me to organizers and other fun jumpers.

The main aircraft that was flying when I was out there were a Caravan and a King Air, both of which looked very nice and seemed to be well-maintained. There is plenty of open, obsticle-free space to land in. A load of jumpers coming in for a landing were organized - all landing in one direction, not landing every which direction.

All in all it was a great experience, and I will most definatly be back in the future. I was recommended this DZ by a friend, and I would certainly recommend it to any of my friends if they find themselves in this corner of the world.

(Review ID:7220)

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