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Skydive Southwest Florida

Average Rating: 4.80
4.80 out of 5 based on 15 user reviews

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Shell Creek (F13)
Lat: 26.9686111
Lng: -81.9163056

36880 Washington Loop Road
Punta Gorda, Florida 33982
United States

1-863-675-8470 / 1-888-447-JUMP
1-239-283-6241 (fax)  (15961 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-02
Cessna 182 - Grand Caravan

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 200 USD
Tandem: 179 USD
Video: 80 USD
Jump Ticket: 23 USD to 13000 ft


Come and jump the most scenic dropzone on the west coast of Florida. Experience the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico and Peace River! Only 30 minutes from Fort Myers/Cape Coral and about 45 minutes from Sarasota.
Private airport, only 7 miles northeast of I-75 (exit 164) off of US 17 north. Motels and restaurants only a short drive from the DZ.


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

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Friendly and cozy Cessna dropzone

Skydive Southwest Florida Rated 5 by: twspahn on 2015-02-02

Pros: Great people!!!
Cons: C182 only

I dropped by this DZ while vacationing in the area and enjoyed a very pleasant day. The staff and fun jumpers were fantastic people, who immediately invited me to join them for some great 4-ways. Thanks Tyler, Marty, Tom & Peg!! They only fly a 182 but got us to 13,000' for each jump. I'll definitely return when I'm back in the area and would recommend anyone to check it out.
(Review ID:8729)

Great Dropzone

Skydive Southwest Florida Rated 5 by: jhale1800 on 2009-03-09

Pros: Friendly, great view of the Gulf
Cons: N/A

All of the staff were very friendly and cautious. I recently got off AFF at a different dropzone and wanted to jump while I was in the area. They made sure I was prepared by going over everything I needed to know about the particulars of the dropzone and jumping their student canopy. I would recommend this dropzone to anybody. Thanks Roy, Anne, John, and Scott
(Review ID:5007)

Tandem Skydive

Skydive Southwest Florida Rated 5 by: Kfortune on 2009-03-07

Pros: Everything!!!!!
Cons: none

I skydived here for the first time ever as a tandem and it was absolutely amazing, the staff were friendly and seemed to be very serious about what they are doing! i HATE small planes and i wasnt TOO scared of this one, it was good and the plane was nice and even though i was super scared i did it and it was awesome and plan on going back ASAP! Awesome place to go!
(Review ID:4998)

Fun friendly atmosphere with turbine lift capacity.

Skydive Southwest Florida Rated 4 by: Superfletch on 2008-01-30

Pros: Convenient Location, Great Vibes, Comfortable Atmosphere
Cons: Not a lot of amenities

I recently visited this dropzone and found it to be a refreshing change from the typical LARGE Florida dropzone. The staff and jumpers were very friendly giving it that midwest cessna dropzone feel.The grand caravan was very nice.Most of the jumpers were fairly low timers in the 200-400 jump range but they were all eager and it won't be for long before there is a wealth of experience bouncing around.There wasn't a lot in the way of facilities but they had covered packing with good ventilation and a comfortable place to rest when you weren't jumping.I would highly recommend that if you are in the area for you to stop on by and give them a chance.I'm sure you'll have just as nice a time as I did.
(Review ID:4332)

Love it!!

Skydive Southwest Florida Rated 5 by: flyingu on 2007-10-18

Pros: So many I can't name them all! :)
Cons: None

This is a place for fun & friends!! Everyone is ready to help out & share a smile! Everyone makes you feel welcome. Love this place!!!!
(Review ID:4200)

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