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Skydive Hawaii

Average Rating: 3.71
3.71 out of 5 based on 38 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Dillingham Airfield (PHDH)
Lat: 21.5788317518325
Lng: -158.180809020996

68-760 Farington Hwy
Waialua, Hawaii 96791
United States

808-637-5498 (fax)
96791  (18376 Hits)

Last Updated: 2017-04-10
Cessna Caravan, C-206

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required

Jump Ticket: 20 USD to ft


World's most beautiful drop zone. Skydive Hawaii requires visiting jumpers must have 150 jumps, B license, current gear/jump and USPA membership.


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

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Mostly tandem-only locaiton.

Skydive Hawaii Rated 1 by: 20_kN on 2018-01-08

Pros: Great location.
Cons: No fun Jumpers

Skydive Hawaii used to offer fun jumper tickets and AFF, but they closed both of those doors a long time ago. Now they only offer tandems unless you happen to know someone there or you've been jumping with them for a long time. That's probably fine for a money making operation, but provides no value to the local community in terms of allowing locals to jump.
(Review ID:9441)

Big Operation, Family Owned and Operated DZ

Skydive Hawaii Rated 5 by: kawikadavis on 2014-01-21

Pros: You will not find a more beautiful "spot" anywhere.
Cons: The only issue I had was my vacation was too short!

Skydive Hawaii is a seven day a week operation. During my two week vacation, I tried to make my way to the drop zone every morning for at least one jump a day. This drop zone services a lot of tourists and a fair number of local tandem enthusiasts. As a licensed jumper, I had no problem getting “on the next load.” There are a lot of people that work at this drop zone. I found that they were extremely friendly. By the end of my two week vacation, I had spoken to a fair number of them and found them to be genuinely concerned with my having a good experience during my jumps. The winds across the landing area can frequently be high as they come across a tall row of trees, making for a tricky approach and landing. The staff members are experts at their unique location, and will share their knowledge and advice of the area and situation in a friendly professional way. My two weeks of jumping and being around Skydive Hawaii was a highlight of my vacation. I reconnected with old friends and made new ones: And the view from the “Spot,” unbelievable! I can’t wait to get back.
(Review ID:8347)


Skydive Hawaii Rated 5 by: SkiFreak on 2013-07-16

Pros: My first three jumps
Cons: not a for food or amenities but who cares

I lost my cherry here. Jumped 3 times in two days and am going back this coming weekend. Super cool people, low key, professional, kind, fun. IT WAS PERFECT.
LZ is fine. A few folks were wingsuiting out of the plane.

(Review ID:8041)

This facilitated a life changing event.

Skydive Hawaii Rated 5 by: skydive73 on 2013-07-08

Pros: Very calm, easy going, reassuring vibe from all instructors.
Cons: My own nervousness.

I wonder if those people who wrote negative reviews even enjoy jumping anymore? I mean, yes, the facility is a bit rustic, but who cares? It is a very relaxed atmosphere full of warm aloha from everyone. There's no pretense. No one is being disingenuous. If an instructor wants to talk to you, they will. Otherwise, it's pretty much the norm to walk around them and leave them alone so they can repack their chutes. I have spent thousands of dollars on psychotherapy to help me get over some personal issues. I have to thank Skydive Hawaii for being available to provide me some unconventional therapy in a controlled atmosphere. Did I feel safe? Yes, but that still didn't quell that feeling in my stomach before my very first jump. Was there a wait? Yes. The instructors take their time (as they well should) with each student and they focus their attention on their student. Even if I were to visit another dropzone (and I full intend to!) with pristine facilities and instructors that feed me insincere dialogue... it wouldn't change my experience with SkyDive Hawaii. What these folks do is nothing short of lifechanging and the do it in a professional and controlled manner. Thank you to my instructor Jake and my videographer Butters for helping me push past my own fears. You rock.
(Review ID:8030)

first tandem jump

Skydive Hawaii Rated 5 by: swent1 on 2013-04-23

Pros: The most beautiful dz i could have imagined
Cons: Cant think of one

Beautiful day to jump and the views were spectacular at dillingham airfield with the runway is centered between the beach and the mountains. I couldn't of asked for a better experience for my first jump, Jake my tandem master was great and my videographer butters gave me a memory that will last a lifetime.

Thank you Skydive Hawaii

(Review ID:7875)

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