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Skydive Elsinore

Average Rating: 4.78
4.78 out of 5 based on 59 user reviews

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Skylark Airport (CA89)
Lat: 33.6300225
Lng: -117.3017044

20701 Cereal Street
Lake Elsinore, California 92530
United States

951-245-9939  (32767 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-24
2 Super Otters, 2 Cessna Caravans

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 299 USD
Tandem: 189 USD
Video: 90 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 12500 ft


Skydive Elsinore is located approximately one hour away from both San Diego and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, nestled in the scenic Elsinore Valley, home to Southern California's largest natural lake and next to the beautiful Ortega Mountains. Skydive Elsinore was established in 1959 and is the longest running skydiving operation in North America, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009.

Skydive Elsinore prides itself with having the friendliest staff in the industry. Skydivers locally, nationally and internationally are treated second to none. Everyone who walks onto the property leaves with a smile on their faces. Skydivers commonly refer to Skydive Elsinore as their "home away from home".

Skydive Elsinore's unique layout was carefully planned to offer skydivers ease of use. The 8,000 sq. ft. covered and carpeted packing area with cool misters, offers skydivers UV protection for their equipment and comfort for packing. Adjacent to the packing area is 1.5 acres of plush grass which is the main landing area.The landing area is carefully maintained and is nicer to land on than a well manicured golf course. The aircraft loading area is adjacent to the landing areas. No bus rides, undue sun exposure, or long walks make for the most comfortable skydiving environment possible. Along with these amenities; Skydive Elsinore has beautiful air-conditioned team and video debriefing areas.

But enough about all that - just come see it for yourself.


  • 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
  • Pool

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Don't make plans

Skydive Elsinore Rated 2 by: nakhsh on 2015-11-01

Pros: Smaller DZ
Cons: Lack of planning

This was my home DZ and I am basing this review on an overall experience over the course of three years. Although I had good coaches whom were very helpful I give a low rating on over all professionalism to the DZ. Poor planning or money hunger leads the DZ to not turn down appointments when they know the DZ will be basically on loan to groups or Military. Great for them and I don't knock them for catering to those groups but hey prioritize. Don't schedule a tandem or student at 1200 and have them sit for four or five hours cause you promised the facility to a group. Having someone make an appointment and then blowing off their time like it doesn't matter is unprofessional and rude. So be up front. If a student or tandem goes somewhere else or comes another day big deal.
(Review ID:8946)

Best drop zone I've every jumped at

Skydive Elsinore Rated 5 by: jrplaw on 2015-09-08

Pros: Friendly environment, great coaching
Cons: Not the drop zone's fault, but dust devils come out when windy and hot

I consider Skydive Elsinore my home drop zone, so I admit to having a slight bias. With that being said, I think Skydive Elsinore is the best drop zone I've ever jumped at. The vibe is very friendly, everyone is willing to help each other out, a lot of training programs, etc. I got my A license at Elsinore and I highly recommend anyone interested in going through AFF to come to Skydive Elsinore.

Skydive Elsinore is small enough to have that home town drop zone feel, but still has instructors with tons of experience and a variety of equipment available.

(Review ID:8897)

Visit! Great place!

Skydive Elsinore Rated 5 by: DrRead on 2015-01-29

Pros: Excellent Staff, Aircraft and Manifest Ladies
Cons: Sand and Packing Area

Took a wingsuit course here with Kenn and was very good. People were friendly, possible to get lots of loads in here. Packing area is a little rough and dirty, because of debris getting dragged in from sand/dirt landing areas. Minor detail in comparison to everything else.
(Review ID:8723)

Highly recommended.

Skydive Elsinore Rated 5 by: BornToThrill on 2014-12-24

Pros: Good for all ability levels and very professional.
Cons: Small pack area.

Very professional DZ and ran in the same manner. Checking in, they verified my logbook, pack card, license, ID and signed forms and stated on video that I understood. (There have been DZ's that have not even asked to see a license or logbook for currency) They covered all their bases which was awesome. The entire area is very clean (bathrooms were outstanding) and has a great atmosphere to it. Nice shaded pack area, though a little small, and huge grass landing areas. The locals were awesome with every skill level and conducted good dirt dives and exit orders.

This was my first time there and I did 4 jumps. I live 4 hours away and was so impressed I bought 3 mini-blocks. Highly recommended and will deff return.

(Review ID:8704)

Best DZ in California

Skydive Elsinore Rated 5 by: fallingIrish on 2014-02-09

Pros: Price, view, weather, friendly, awesome skills camps/boogies
Cons: None

First off, this is the best dz I've been to. Its overall compatibility for tandems and fun jumpers is a HUGE plus. I feel completely comfortable bringing my friends/fam here to get a tandem jump in and not have worry about waiting around for hrs to get on a load. They also can't complain about $189 for a jump, especially with an awesome view of Dana Point/Catalina Island and the mountains. I wouldn't recommend a tandem anywhere else.

As far as fun jumping goes, I have never felt unwelcome at Elsinore like I have at a few other dzs in CA. The block prices make it a killer deal that is next to impossible to beat. There is a large amount of landing area on both sides of the runway. Instructors/Staff are incredible and will make you feel right at home.

(Review ID:8366)

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