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Skydive Gran Canaria

Average Rating: 4.78
4.78 out of 5 based on 9 user reviews

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Location:
EL BERRIEL

Address:
aeroclub de gran canaria
san agustin-gran canaria,
Spain

Contact:
00-34-607626050
skydivegrancanaria@mundivia.es
http://www.skydivegrancanaria.es  (11863 Hits)

Last Updated: 2011-06-02
Aircraft:
CESSNA 206

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 2000 EUR
Tandem: 225 EUR
Video: 100 EUR
Jump Ticket: 30 EUR to 11000 ft




Description:


our center is owned and managed by paco romero,founder of sport parachuting in the canaries in 1977.his 35 years experience in the sport and 20000 jumps logged will help all the visitors to make safe jumps over the best scenery in canary islands.only the ride to altitude with open door(our clima allows this)is an exhilarating experience.our center also has 3 landing areas around maspalomas beach,depending on wind conditions.
we work together with PROCAST INDUSTRIES,where you or your family can also make a wonderful round flight around our interesting island at very affordable prices.
several international tour operators work in conjuction with us,based in our long experience and safety records

Facilities:

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

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Skydive Gran Canaria


Skydive Gran Canaria Rated 5 by: olguita on 2010-04-02

Pros: ALL, IT'S PERFECT! VERY PROFESSIONAL
Cons: NONE

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ha sido la mejor experiencia de nuestra vida, os lo recomendamos!
fuimos xavi (mi novio) y yo (olga) para efectuar nuestro primer salto en tandem.

nos gustaria destacar la rofesionalidad, amabilidad y buena atención que nos dieron: paco, marcos, louis, shira, paula y el piloto (miguel).
ideal para toda persona que quiera descargar adrenalina y quiera vivir una experiencia inolvidable.
el próximo año volveremos para repetir!
hasta pronto y un abrazo

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Has been the best experience of our life, we recommend it!
we visited, xavi (my boyfriend) and me (olga), to make our first jump in tandem.

we want to highlight the professionalism, kindness and good treatment that gave: paco, marcos, louis, shira, paula and the pilot (miguel). Ideal for anyone who wants to burn adrenaline and want to live an unforgettable experience.
We will back next year to repeat! Up soon and a hug

xavi&olga


(Review ID:5635)


AFF coarse completed with my brother.


Skydive Gran Canaria Rated 5 by: singingbird on 2007-07-31

Pros: Fantastic landing area, experiance jump master.
Cons: None

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What a week we had. i'll start by saying a big thankyou to paco, christian, maercelis(if thats the correct spelling)and marco the camera man.. These proffesional jump masters made our experiance fun but at the same time safe. Not forgetting ann-marie(the packer and lightweight drinker!!) and Patricia(who helped me out with a deap heat rub down.)

Our overall experiance from start to finish was one of fullfillment of the highest order. The DZ is special, over the sand dunes of masspalomas. The people where friendly and highly experianced. We managed to complete the full AFF coarse and do a further 5 fun jumps in 7 days. It is prodominantly a tandom center but the AFF coarse was given priority.

We will definatly return to skydive gran canaria when we have many more jumps to enjoy the company of paco and the gang..


(Review ID:4049)


Excellent teaching and Very Safety concious


Skydive Gran Canaria Rated 5 by: JWDWood on 2007-02-25

Pros: Total Professionalism of Staff. Very High level of Safety
Cons: Nil

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This was our first jump (prior to racing in the ARC transatlantic boat race)

Tuition and the whole experience had a heavy accent on safety, whilst at the same time keeping it a fun and informal experience.
Paco and his team are faultless.
The weather conditions at the landing zone were a little dangerous on the first day we wanted to go and as a result, Paco and his team cancelled the the jump that day. Another operater jumped that day and we watched a parachute half collapse. You know, when you're with the right people.
Fantastic views when jumping. You can see Lanzarote. Landing is in the sand dunes which is beautiful.
If your thinking about trying skydiving for the first time, then I would highly recommend this place for a safe, informal experience.

(Review ID:3709)


Great for Tandems, otherwise not so great


Skydive Gran Canaria Rated 3 by: Hadthomas on 2006-11-24

Pros: AWESOME views ; professional, friendly & helpful staff
Cons: Hit and miss lifts. Only really for tandems and 4-ways

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This club is based at the SE corner of Gran Canaria Island, near to San Agustin & Playa del Ingles. It is 20 yards away from a rival club (Paraclub de Gran Canaria) and the two clubs appear not to get on with each other.

The DZ is on the sand dunes at Playa del Ingles, about 15 minutes' drive from the airstrip. Packing is done on a rolled-out strip of carpet among the beach cafes. The club itself has little to no food/drink capabilities, but as mentioned, the DZ and 'packing area' is among the cafes and bars at the beach front.

Actual jumping is VERY hit and miss here : the lifts are invariably at 1430-1500 onwards and there are only 1-2 lifts per day. These will only take place if it is economical for the plane (a Cessna 206), so lifts will only take place if either there is a tandem that day, OR there is a visiting formation team willing to pay for a lift.

The staff themselves are MASSIVELY experienced and professional instructors (2), and they go out of their way to help people as much as they can, given the financial constraints of this club.

In short, this club is an awesome and highly recommended experience for tandem jumpers, but this club is not for solo or pairs jumpers who want to get in a LOT of jumps within a few days.

I do not know about the club's rig-hire availability : as I have my own rig I did not ask them. There is also the facility to do helicopter jumps here, but they are pricey and tend to be the domain of the rival club next door.

(Review ID:3549)


A skydive center with safety and image


Skydive Gran Canaria Rated 5 by: paco on 2006-01-02

Pros: the experience and service of the staff
Cons: none

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our club is operated by paco romero,the dzo that did the first sport parachuting(skydiving) activity and club in the canaries.
paco is still active and managing skydive gran canaria club.(as president,coacher and instructor)
his experience and safety records offers confidence and relaxing to our visitors,tandem passengers and sportlers.
our rigs,technical knowledge and experience give us the image and good prestige that our club has all over europe and in other countries.

(Review ID:869)

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