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Skydive SWOOP

Average Rating: 4.15
4.15 out of 5 based on 13 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Dundas Air Plaza
Lat: 43.302445
Lng: -79.971886

Address:
Box 82008, 255 Dundas St. E.
Waterdown, ON, Ontario L0R 2M0
Canada

Contact:
1-800-463-5867 (JUMP)
info@skydiveswoop.ca
http://www.skydiveswoop.ca  (9755 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-02
Aircraft:
C206, 2 X C182

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

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Description:


Since 1979 SWOOP's "State of the Art" Skydiving Environment has defined Quality & Professionalism.
As a not-for-profit, member run club
SWOOP is smaller and has a tighter sense of community than larger, commercial drop zones.
SWOOP averages more than 3,000 skydives annually
SWOOP is one of the oldest member-run skydiving clubs in North America, celebrating our 35th season in 2014 Well known for their after-jump bon fires and BBQ's. Weekends only.

Facilities:

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

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Don't waste your money and experience here


Skydive SWOOP Rated 1 by: kevin69 on 2017-08-11

Pros: Non
Cons: All

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This drop zone is a total waste of your 500$ and possibly your life. Their aircraft are shitty old Cessna 182s from the 50s that shoe obvious sign of metal fatigue. One has already crashed and one had a wing replaced. Meaning it has one good wing and one shit wing yay!. They have Porta potties filled with shit for their customers yay!. Their staff consists of perverted old men yay. They also claim to be not for profit but that's a load of shot everyone there including the club profits from the not for profit dz. Also the only go to 10.500ft as a pose to 13500 like all the other dropzones. This place blows 0 stars yay!
(Review ID:9357)


Great DZ


Skydive SWOOP Rated 5 by: Pete223 on 2015-07-20

Pros: Location, great instructors, friendly people at the DZ
Cons: Horrible bathroom facilities, load ogranization

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Good: Awesome DZ with great instructors to help you work on whatever you need. Not too far from Toronto and the view is very nice. Two cessna aircraft available (sometimes a helicopter)

Not great: Bathroom facilities. Load organization can be slow especially if you have a really switched off person there.

(Review ID:8826)


skydive swoop


Skydive SWOOP Rated 5 by: ryanfitzpatrick on 2014-09-01

Pros: Great atmosphere good people safety first
Cons: Can't think of any

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I've read all of the reviews for skydive swoop. I can't understand why some people have chosen to give a bad review. My friend and I have started our pff. Our instructors and other staff and very pleasant to work with. Safety is always key. I felt completely comfortable with them. Who cares if you have tobuse a porta potty. This is not Hollywood people. This is the real deal. Its like one big family. Ive made some new friends and im learning from highly qualified instructors. I would highly recommend skydive swoop to anyone.

Oh and if you dont get to jump right away. There's a reason why. Dont rush it. Listen to your instructors

(Review ID:8644)


I was extremely disappointed(in the service)


Skydive SWOOP Rated 2 by: angela1987 on 2013-12-19

Pros: Pilots are great
Cons: Lack or instructors, disgusting porta-potties(extremely unsanitary) no customer service

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One thing that almost made me barf was the porta-potties. I had to drive 10mins down the road to a Tim Horton because there was no way I was using the over filled toilets let alone my kids. the instructors seemed very unorganized and slow as well as in the office. I was speaking with one of the pilots who seemed very upset with how they were running the show. There seemed to be a lack of instructors which I can understand why... Even the regular skydivers seemed to be upset. The explanation of the skydive swoops facilities on there website is a lie compared to the real thing. The drop zone consists of 2 53ft trailers that seen to be rotting and sinking, and 2 other school portables that were in decent shape and 3 planes that looked very well used(old). The "pro shop" wasn't very professional at all, as it wasn't open all three times I was there (I brought my own snacks the 3rd time) I was re-booked because of wind, clouds and aircraft maintenance, mean while I called a couple other skydive facilities and they seemed to jumping without delay. a friend of mine went to Skydive school of Toronto (STI) and she had made her jump within an hour of being there. it took me 3 visits and 3 weeks to spend 450+ dollars and my video was horrible, I was only in frame for 10 secs and in slow motion edit (sooo frustrated). id say the ONLY pro is location but when I count all the back and forth trips I made, any other drop zone would have be closer. and more fulfilling. sorry skydive swoop, very unprofessional.
(Review ID:8309)


Will be back. Had a great experience


Skydive SWOOP Rated 5 by: Maevin on 2012-08-04

Pros: Very professional, want you to enjoy the jump
Cons: Planes are the scariest part

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They are very loose with the jump times but instructors were very professional and seem to want you to enjoy the jump as much as they obviously do. Planes look well used but were up to the task.
Thanks for the check off the bucket list

(Review ID:7527)

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