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South Carolina Skydiving

Average Rating: 3.00
3.00 out of 5 based on 6 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Robert F. Swinnie (KPHH)
Lat: 33.4473
Lng: -79.52685

Address:
11920 Gapway Rd
Andrews, South Carolina 29510
United States

Contact:
843-790-3443
southcarolinaskydive@gmail.com
http://www.sc-skydiving.com  (8002 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-10
Aircraft:
Cessna 182

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 1300 USD
Tandem: 189 USD
Video: 89 USD
Jump Ticket: 27 USD to 10000 ft




Description:


We are a great drop zone dedicated to both fun jumpers and tandems. We love to jump and would like to get you into the air. You can't beat our prices and our atmosphere. Our staff is friendly and out going. We have the best drop zone in South Carolina. Come check us out.

Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Coaches
  • Camping

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MY EXPERIENCE


South Carolina Skydiving Rated 1 by: sagar455 on 2015-09-03

Pros: GOOD Instructors
Cons: poor maintenance Aircraft

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I went with my friends to jump and was pretty exited . My appointment was at 2 o clock on 8/23/2015 but the lady at reception could not schedule us till 5 pm .Finally I was so excited to jump , I was on the plane with my friend , instructor and pilot . When we reached 5k ft height , one of the cylinder of the plane bursted and every one got scared . Oil started spilling on the front mirror of the pilot and he could not see where he is going properly , so we had to do emergency exit . I would suggest NOT to skydive from this place at all because there is high risk to your life . The plane they use is very OLD and you will get a feeling that things can go wrong anytime when you are on it . coming to instructor , they are very professional , they exactly knew what to do in this situation .I have no complains for them at all but sky-dying is suppose to be fun and adventurous not scary and the plane they use I would not suggest /recommend any one to jump from this location .I feel sorry for the instructors because they seems to be very professional but stuck at bad location .
(Review ID:8891)


Great crew!


South Carolina Skydiving Rated 5 by: lydiakathryn on 2015-01-21

Pros: Can see the beach from the plane!
Cons: Off the path a little (over an hour drive from Charleston)

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From the reviews I've read, it seems the staff may have changed since I've been there. (October 2014)

Mike Stone is the new owner and is great about being communicative. My boyfriend and I did our first tandem in October because Groupon was running a special. We went up and they were running a 2nd tandem special, we bought 4 more jumps before we even went up. Great time, the instructors (Jay and Joe) were awesome about letting us know what to do. When we landed we scheduled to go again the next weekend. The second tandem was as great, if not better/more enjoyable for me, as the first.

3 weeks later we decided to start our AFF training course the day after Thanksgiving, because that was the only day we were able to take off work. Again, very accomodating staff. Mike and Aaron are our AFF isntructors, both very hands on and answered all questions I had. Very professional and relateable at the same time. Our first solo jumps went amazing, as well as the second and third.

We have three jumps left and would love to go every day until we're finished if time/money would allow. All the staff at SCS is wonderful, this last jump we even stayed after and pitched in for food. Two recently graduated AFF students did a few jumps that day and stayed after as well, Mike was great about introducing everyone to each other.

Overall, great place. They have a temperature controlled area inside, with a bathroom, vending machine, and seating. Outside they have seating, picnic tables, cornhole, and horseshoes. Although, hearing the instructors talk about their experiences is much more entertaining to me. The skydiving family they've built is wonderful and I can't wait to be up there more once it starts getting warmer!


(Review ID:8713)


A great time, and easily worth it.


South Carolina Skydiving Rated 5 by: wdpk42 on 2014-07-12

Pros: Personable staff
Cons: Subject to the weather of South Carolina

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I had a jump today, the staff was very friendly and personable. The zone appeared to have two aircraft, but they were only operating one today. They had an air conditioned waiting room with seating, and a bathroom. They also had outside seating which I preferred to sit in instead. The staff was very accommodating, letting my group jump with the other members that they wanted. I waited a bit past my reservation time, but that was entirely due to weather. If you don't like the weather in SC, wait 15 minutes, it'll change. I paid 189 + 10 for a change in jump height from 8k to 10k, and I feel the extra $10 was worth it. I had a great time, and would recommend South Carolina Skydiving to anyone!
(Review ID:8573)


I am a Affi/T.I. At Scs.


South Carolina Skydiving Rated 5 by: PatrickMKrell on 2014-02-05

Pros: Small drop zone, drama free, fast Cessna 205 wide body, great staff.
Cons: Last year was our first season, this second season will be awesome

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I'm sure out of the approximately 1000 tandems I took people on with Scs, there would be a few unhappy people. Weather got in the way a few times, it seemed like it would never stop raining or have a low cloud layer. Two days we had to share the airfield with a crop duster, unfortunately this prevented us from jumping.

Our staff is incredible, we have been able to get 36 tandems up to 10,000' and land them safely in one day, with only two instructors.

It's unfortunate the guy complaining hadn't booked on that day...

We are planning to teach AFF this season.
We love to take students on skydives, we live for it.

Our manager is an incredible person, he was able to overcome many issues.

This second season proves to be a much better one, we have a veteran crew(and we are all army veterans).

The first year of a business is always the most challenging, we did everything in our power to make things work. This second year we will surpass all expectations.

(Review ID:8363)


Don't go unless you like pointless road trips


South Carolina Skydiving Rated 1 by: doughe4413 on 2013-11-15

Pros: This place is a scam
Cons: Everything

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This is the second time I tried to skydive with the company and both times they cancelled when I was there. Secondly, I paid extra for an altitude adjustment and was told it would be refunded. After a week I contacted Scott the manager and asked where the refund was. He told me he couldn't refund the money due to unforseen circumstances (what really happened was they forgot to file paperwork to tell the cropdusters we would be diving..that's what I was told when I was at the location)

I wouldn't use this company and I definitely wouldn't recommend it. They definitely need better management to take care of the business side of things.

(Review ID:8293)

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