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Dropzone: Africa: Morocco: Beni Mellal

Beni Mellal

Average Rating: 4.57
4.57 out of 5 based on 7 user reviews

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Location:


Address:
Aéroport de Beni Mellal
Beni Mellal,
Morocco

Contact:
0021223516511
0021222490898 (fax)
info@pacma.ma
http://www.pacma.ma  (9010 Hits)

Last Updated: 2008-12-23
Aircraft:
PILATUS PC-6 Turbo Porter

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
AFF: 11000 MAD
Tandem: 2200 MAD
Video: 800 MAD
Jump Ticket: 220 MAD to 13500 ft




Description:




Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

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next to Atlas, comfortable temperatures in January


Beni Mellal Rated 5 by: caya on 2014-02-01

Pros: Very freindly, full service, good equipped
Cons: nothing I can say

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I have been there the first time for one week in january and I have to say I will return.

Even if you don't speak french they will welcome you very friendly and warm-hearted and will tell you everthing important in english. If there is someone not speaking english he will try to explain you in defferent ways or they find someone to translate. They have full services there included packing, very good food (with tea, fruits, lunch in Moroccain cusine, soft drinks for 7€/day), load organization, large and sheltered packing area, 2 Porter. They booked a hotel for us next to the dropezone for 29€ with breakfast and dinner with very friendly personal and good rooms. Even if there not so much skydivers in this one week we were getting to jump every jumpables day.

I would like to thankyou Omar and his whole team for this wonderful stay at their dropezone.

(Review ID:8357)


Beautiful site, well equipped, professional handling


Beni Mellal Rated 5 by: elreg on 2014-01-17

Pros: Superb Moroccan friendliness and site
Cons: A bit faraway and austere...

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I have been there three times in winter (2011 to 2013), for a week or so. The team is a mix Moroccan-French, operating under French Federation regulations. All very friendly. The drop zone package goes with the hotel in town (reasonable rates, some 30 euros per day with breakfast and dinner included), lunch on the spot (traditional Moroccan cuisine at 6 euros per day), ferry to and fro for 2 euros per day. People come here to jump, period, which means everyone from breakfast to last drink is fully devoted to skydiving. In practice, you depart the hotel at 0800 and come back at 1900-2000, after a busy day at the DZ.
With two Pilatus, there is no wait, I have done up to ten jumps in a day. There are good coaches but people who want to do RW should mostly expect to self-coach.
The packing area is large enough (and sheltered), the landing zone comfy (grass), lunch is fun, weather fantastic, and the people on and off the DZ are wonderful and welcoming. There is a large assortment of rigs for rent and the packers (all locals) are very professional (though I never use one).
Great zone to do an AFF, or for a team to log lots of jumps. The area is not the most touristic of the country by far. Basically, people come here very focused on jumping and nothing else.

(Review ID:8329)


A really nice dropzone, located just below the Atlas Mountains, you can really enjoy the view while


Beni Mellal Rated 5 by: Alfasatwi on 2013-12-15

Pros: Friendly staff, professional instructors, equipped, you can see them smile all the time.
Cons: Non that I can think of.

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I went there with a friend of mine, since it is the nearest location for me to have an AFF course, because of the lack in dropzones in Libya.

We stayed in a small, quiet, clean, and nice hotel called Les Bellas Terrasse, where it was close to both the city and the drop zone.

We were the first jumpers of the season, since the season of skydiving in Beni-Mellal starts at the 29th of November, and even though there were only 3 students at that week, they didn't turn us down, and we had a VIP treatment, as they turned the plane for just 3 students, the instructors were more than experienced, and helpful, they gave us every piece of information we needed, always insisting that if we had a question we shouldn't hesitate. Our ground instructor "Drese" was Moroccan who spoke Arabic, English and French. While the other three instructors, "Pierre" my instructor, "Fabian", and "Regice" were French, but we had no problems dealing with them as they speak English well. They were very experienced, and helpful, never treated us like there is a difference in experience.

I would really revisit Beni-Mellal in my next vacation, just to skydive with these great guys.
Overall, I would really recommend this dropzone to anyone who wants to start his/her skydiving experience.

Blue Skies,

(Review ID:8308)


My first DZ ever visited in Africa


Beni Mellal Rated 5 by: just_sky on 2013-01-05

Pros: An extremely friendly atmosphere, good food, excellent accommodations nearby, and very fast planes
Cons: No

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My wife and me we spent 5 days at this DZ. I believe that this DZ has a great potential, but currently is undervalued by skydiving community (mainly due to a lack of proper advertisement). I think, this is a good point to be considered by the DZ's management.
There is a number of hotels around the DZ, but most of them are quite cheap and don't offer any descent services. We booked a room at the hotel which was recommended by DZ staff and we weren't disappointed. This is a good 4 stars hotel with a beautiful swimming pool and spacious rooms. The DZ has a special deal with the hotel, so there's a special rate they charge skydivers.
The DZ operates two Pilatus Porters. While climbing the local pilots usually do a flight over the Atlas mountains, so you can enjoy a gorgeous and picturesque view.
In a nutshell, I would recommend this DZ to everyone, who wants to spend a great time with his friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Those people over there really do their best and work hard in order to make your experience at their DZ unforgettable.
This destination is already in my "must visit again" list for the next year.
Finally, I'd definitely disagree with previous reviews where people blamed the DZ staff for paying little attention to foreigners. Although basic French skills would make your life much easier in Morocco, people who didn't speak any French were always equally treated and no one considered anyone's nationality when planning loads.


(Review ID:7770)


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Beni Mellal Rated 4 by: stefomaroc on 2009-02-16

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Be sure that spanish or french or other have the same treatment.....
If you come when special teams are here, they have the priority.....
Students also have priority.......
when both are there, not easy to get a place....
Perhaps give a call before come as they can add an aircraft if too much peoples are there....
Anyway, for me, it was a marvelous place with very friendly and professional peoples...

Up to 10 jumps a day, and I could have done more if wanted.....

(Review ID:4977)

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