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Dropzone: North America: United States: Florida: Skydive Tampa Bay Inc.

Skydive Tampa Bay Inc.

Average Rating: 4.75
4.75 out of 5 based on 8 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

South Lakeland Airport (X49)
Lat: 27.9333581
Lng: -82.0439739

825 Leeward Way
813-493-5139, Florida 34685
United States

863-425-3140  (8641 Hits)

Last Updated: 2013-11-19
Cessna Caravan, Cessna 182

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 290 USD
Tandem: 199 USD
Video: 125 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 13000 ft



  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Showers

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Most Recent Photos

Tracking AFF 5 The wrecking crew. Bunker

8 Reviews Written

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Courteous, professional & friendly staff

Skydive Tampa Bay Inc. Rated 4 by: Sandman1950 on 2011-06-22

Pros: Very professional & friendly staff
Cons: Small aircraft Cessna 182, PAC 10 only on weekends

I was turned down at several other DZs due to my age 60 for AFF training. Doug Kirk assured me that age would not matter as long as I was fit and mentally aware. I came down and finished my AFF in (3) days, which included (6) hours of ground school, one tandem evaluation, which counted toward my AFF and a total of (7) jumps.I felt very comfortable there despite some initial apprehensions regarding my ability. Initially, I jumped from the PAC 10 from 14,500 and that was excellent. The rest of my jumps were from a Cessna 182, which was adequate, but quite small for a beginner. I am the chief pilot for a major corporation with over 12000 hours and in perfect physical condition. I was surprised how quickly I was able to get my certificate after only (7) jumps. All the credit belongs to Doug Kirk, Nigel and especially Pip, who drilled all of the procedures until I was proficient. It was an excellent experience, highly recommended and I will go back to this DZ as long as I continue to skydive.
(Review ID:6517)

Great place to jump and learn

Skydive Tampa Bay Inc. Rated 5 by: davevans on 2011-06-07

Pros: Great staff and good vibe
Cons: none

I did my AFF there after doing two tandems. Even before I started AFF everyone talked to me like I had been coming there for years. Had a great instructor through AFF and never felt stupid asking questions, and trust me there were/are a lot of them. Had the same instructor all the way through AFF, so you really got to know their teaching technique. Now even after AFF everyone still helps me improve my skills. They always still take the time point out what I can do to improve, but in a constructive way. Now that they have a PAC or Otter, you can get a lot of jumps in a day. Just an all around great vibe and people.
(Review ID:6471)

A great DZ!!

Skydive Tampa Bay Inc. Rated 5 by: cme4arv on 2011-01-03

Pros: Very Personal and very Skilled
Cons: Smaller ..??

I've always felt that Relationship is everything when it comes to doing business. Skydiving is more than a business it's about friendship and trust and Skydive Tampa is all about it. We are very blessed here in Florida to have so many great DZ's and this is absolutely a great one.
(Review ID:6166)

Great Dropzone

Skydive Tampa Bay Inc. Rated 5 by: xojennett on 2010-09-08

Pros: Amazing people to jump with, very helpful
Cons: Far from where I live

I called this dropzone because I needed help landing. I had done my AFF at another dz and wasn't progressing. The people here not only fixed my landings but became my new home dz, even with a further drive. It is a great place to jump.
(Review ID:5987)

A DZ you will love to be a part of.

Skydive Tampa Bay Inc. Rated 5 by: jniyork on 2007-04-08

Pros: Great crew, family atmosphere
Cons: none found yet!

Even if you have never been to this DZ they will treat you as their friend. Very professional, never pushy to get more from you. This is a crew you can trust with your life! I have had nothing but good times there. Highly recommended!
(Review ID:3795)

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