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Skydive DeLand

Average Rating: 4.33
4.33 out of 5 based on 79 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Deland Municipal Airport (KDED)
Lat: 29.0669806
Lng: -81.2839417

Address:
PO Box 3071
DeLand, Florida 32721
United States

Contact:
1-386-738-3539
1-386-736-1233 (fax)
info@skydivedeland.com
http://www.skydivedeland.com  (27112 Hits)

Last Updated: 2012-06-19
Aircraft:
Super Otter, Super Skyvan, PAC750

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
Tandem: 179 USD
Jump Ticket: 23 USD to 13500 ft




Description:


We are open 365 days a year!

Facilities:

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

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Clique pro dropzone with good coaching but no vibes


Skydive DeLand Rated 2 by: daenjel on 2014-10-27

Pros: Jump with the pros, DZ with historic spirit
Cons: You are nothing there if you are not a pro

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Jumped here for a couple of days during my tour through Florida. Lots of international pros hanging around. Lots of coaching possibilities as also many pros seem to be short in money... Apart from that no friendly or homey vibes or people to fun jump with. Purely commercial and manifest is rather unfriendly. You are nobody there below 1.000 jumps. Restaurant is good and seemed to be heavly frequented also by locals, but better go to the old airport bar down the street for famous cheesbrugers.
(Review ID:8672)


This is the center of gravity for the skydiving world.


Skydive DeLand Rated 5 by: SecondRound on 2014-04-09

Pros: Its all there, both people and equipment.
Cons: None that pertain to skydiving

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Deland does not seem to get a lot of love in the skydiving community. My experience was one of a place where I could improve my knowledge and skills by training with top notch professionals as well as met some of the people responsible for making the gear I depend on. Even with less than ideal weather-3 0f 6 days were jumpable, I found the trip to be a fantastic learning opportunity and I am already developing an agenda for my next trip. Thanks DeLand, Flight-1, and Skydive U.
(Review ID:8412)


Great DZ


Skydive DeLand Rated 5 by: cstaylor71 on 2012-12-27

Pros: Friendly staff, Safety, AFF training
Cons: none

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I completed my AFF in Deland and fromthe ground school, through graduation, and beyond they were friendly and helpful. The staff is welcoming and they will help you with any questions or techniques. This is my only DZ so far but it definitely set a high standard. I would recommend them to everyone.
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Had great AFF training.


Skydive DeLand Rated 5 by: Darw1n on 2012-05-19

Pros: Great place to learn!
Cons: None

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Had three great instructors that helped me graduate AFF. They were vere safety conscious and didn't let me progress till I got it all down. Recommend this for anyone starting out.
(Review ID:7198)


Skydive University @ Deland is EXCELLENT !


Skydive DeLand Rated 5 by: shorehambeach on 2012-05-09

Pros: SKYDIVE UNIVERSITY based at SKYDIVE DELAND - Superb for AFF Tunnel and Progression !
Cons: I live in the UK so its 5000 miles away !

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Here we go.

I knew (and still know) nothing about Skydiving but manages a tandem and thought about AFF.

I live in the UK so thought..."well, if I'm going to jump out of a plane, I'd like to be at the best place in the world to learn"

All road lead to Deland, but more importantly, Skydive University based at Skydive Deland.

I rang around several Dropzones asking about AFF - as a complete newbie scared out of his pants, it was important to get the initial vibe from the people who answered the phone.....

By far the best initial reponse was from Rob Laidlaw and the team @ Skydive University @ Deland.

They called me - spoke through the course. Answered my silly newbie questions without laughing at me :) ....

I was given a dedicated instructor who sent me a rough outline of the course....

I booked my flights and turned up.

They were waiting for me.

Its not easy to turn up at a DZ as a newbie - I arrived on the day of Shamrock Showndown - the DZ was full of international teams - but the vibe at Deland was welcoming, positive and pretty unique.

Robert Chrome (Chromy) was my dedicated instructor with Lindsay Widdall as well.

After the initial ground school my thought went from...

Skydiving is an unsafe sport done by adrenalin junkies as they love fear...

Wow..

This is 90% about safety.

Anyway - PM me if you want to know more about choosing Deland.

All I can say is that EVERY single instructor at both Skydive U and Skydive Deland went out of their way to chat to me as I made an effort with them..

Lindsay, Frasier, Nikki, Carl Robby to name just a few ...

The food is great at the restaurant..

The shop is friendly (if slightly confused with their accounting !)

I even managed to shower there before I left

I FEEL THIS IS MY HOME DZ EVEN THOUGH I AM 5000 MILES AWAY!

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