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Skydive DeLand

Average Rating: 4.36
4.36 out of 5 based on 78 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

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

PO Box 3071
DeLand, Florida 32721
United States

1-386-736-1233 (fax)  (26338 Hits)

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

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

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


We are open 365 days a year!


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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

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

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.
(Review ID:7760)

Had great AFF training.

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

Pros: Great place to learn!
Cons: None

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 !

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...


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


(Review ID:7164)

100 jumps is the magic number

Skydive DeLand Rated 2 by: parachutepilot7 on 2011-12-12

Pros: Great training facility for team work and aff
Cons: Not fun jumper friendly

Skydive Deland in my opinion is by far one of the best in this sport but very fun jump unfriendly. I went through my AFF at Deland and got some of the best instruction imaginable, but after aff they expect you to do nothing but belly fly and they claim that after 100 jumps they don't care but truth is they still do, at this point I have 371 jumps and still get rude comments from instructors and staff on occasion after I have done a freefly jump with friends. I have a lot of tunnel time and a lot of freefly jumps, I have perfected my freefly and am very safe about it when I do it, but still get rude remarks from the guys at deland. If your not on a big team or trying bigway formations then deland shows little interest in you. They are a great drop zone and I will go back but just keep in mind that if you want fun jumps your probably better off going to Sebastian where they are very very fun jump friendly plus they drop ya with a great view over the coast.
~Blue Skys~

(Review ID:6952)

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