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Skydive Empuriabrava

Average Rating: 4.69
4.69 out of 5 based on 26 user reviews

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Location:
Empuriabrava (LEAP)
Lat: 42.2586908525759
Lng: 3.10920596122742

Address:
Apartado de correos 194
Empuriabrava - Girona - Spain, 17487
Spain

Contact:
+34 972 450 111
+34 972 450 749 (fax)
info@skydiveempuriabrava.com
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Last Updated: 2010-01-04
Aircraft:
1 Super Otter; 1 Super Pilatus Porter, 1 Beech 99 (part time)

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
AFF: 1636 EUR
Tandem: 165 EUR
Jump Ticket: 24 EUR to 12500 ft




Description:


AFF + 10 consolidation jumps: 1971 Euros.
Very extensive offer of AFF courses + accomadation all year.
SPECIAL WINTER OFFER (January- February):AFF course 1436 Euros
Tandem special discount: -25 Euros in working days (except July and August)
Full time free FS Load Organising.

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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Most Recent Photos

behind my back - wingsuit surfing... Maria S Peters AFF tracking A License happy as fuck

Most Recent Videos (See all 8 videos)

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Past its hayday


Skydive Empuriabrava Rated 2 by: hotham15 on 2013-06-13

Pros: Windtunnel, aircraft, view from the air
Cons: load organising, team monopoly, vibe

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I visited here as a fun jumper in May/June 2013 and completed about 40 fun jumps.

Empuriabrava has one of the biggest reputations in Europe but falls so short of the mark in my opinion. They have a brand new wind tunnel and some of the best aircraft I've ever seen. Their new Beech can get you and 19 mates to 13k in 7.5minutes !! amazing.

The major drawbacks for fun jumpers are the complete monopoly by teams and freefly coaching teams which prevent free load organising! Because teams can pre manifest and you cannot, some days we had to wait 2 hours between loads... no thank you.

The DZ has been bought by Skydive Dubai in recent months and there is allot of talk about future plans, however, right now this DZ is not a place I will return to and there a better DZs in Europe.

(Review ID:7982)


Fun, professional DZ with amazing view


Skydive Empuriabrava Rated 5 by: A-DZ on 2011-08-08

Pros: Top class instructors, big planes, friendly vibe
Cons: Can get windy

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I did my AFF & A license at Empuriabrava in May 2011. Both the ground school and instructor jumps were top notch (thanks, Laurent & Fran!) Though we were winded out the first day, I got my first 29 jumps in 7 days. They had an Otter and a Porter going while I was there, and I hear they have a 3rd turbine during the peak summer months.

For a novice like me, it was quite a treat to be sharing planes with the French national 4-way teams (both male and female) as well as the Babylon Freefly team.

The view of the sea is amazing and they've got a professional photographer there (Mike) who takes some amazing shots. The cafe and bar are good fun and excellent place for watching students' AFF videos and drinking their beer!

I'd highly recommend this DZ to anyone who wants to do a ton of jumping, get licensed, do an RW or Canopy course, or even just chill and watch some insane swooping.

(Review ID:6667)


friendly dz with great atmos


Skydive Empuriabrava Rated 5 by: skydivertony on 2010-05-22

Pros: View, Staff, Location, Slick Operation. Friendly Safe Attitude
Cons: Windy! But Apparently We Were a Bit Unlucky On The Week We Were There.

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Just arrived back from 2nd trip to empuria with 4 mates. Unfortunatly we were winded out for a couple of days,however when the wind dropped the operation was quickly got under way.on the last day we were there the boss{peter}paid for me and 4 mates to jump coz he felt bad for us and to thank our patience.this simply doesn't happen elsewhere and I'm happy to go back there and fully recommend the DZ to friends.
(Review ID:5719)


Nice big DZ with lovely views, Instructors actitude rude.


Skydive Empuriabrava Rated 4 by: Tink666 on 2008-12-29

Pros: planes, dz very nice, views..
Cons: instructors attitude, weather..

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To be honest, I got to Empuria and their staff had a very poor attitude, they were a little rude to say, I am tiny and jumping with a sabre 150, they were shouting, laughing and commenting like they new best than my instructors in Ocaña, (hey Xavi, this girl is jumping with 150 and she has 40 jumps, hahaha),well I don't think so!! That I found very arrogant and rude the way they treat people there.
The place was very nice, the planes, the cafeteria (little expensive)and the views were... the best... still I would not change my DZ in Ocaña..

(Review ID:4924)


Beautiful location


Skydive Empuriabrava Rated 5 by: joblades on 2007-09-26

Pros: Scenery, aircraft, bunkhouse
Cons: tandems, proshop, bar

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I just got back from a short vacation in Empuriabrava, it sure was a journey to get there from Afghanistan but I made it very easily using public transportation and a short walk.
Go vartical was ongoing while I was there and the view from 16k is excellent. While the Beech99, Otter and Porter were flying everything was going well and I was able to average 10 jumps per day, however, one day the p orter didn't fly and the otter was only flying tandems and AFFs so the fun jumpers were limited to only manifesting on the Beech which meant 2 hour wait time between loads.
The bar had in my opinion the wost service I have ever seen, took forever to get serviced, although the food was pretty good and at night it was pretty good atmosphere.
Just like the previous review, the proshop was quite expensive and I couldn't find a shirt from the DZ to save my life.

Overall, I think this is a great DZ and I recommend it to anyone wanting to travel a bit and see something new. The people are very friendly and the office ladies are great, very accomodating and friendly. I would certainly return.

(Review ID:4155)

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