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Dropzone: Europe: Portugal: Skydive Algarve

Skydive Algarve

Average Rating: 4.92
4.92 out of 5 based on 13 user reviews

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Aerodromo Municipal de Portimão (LPPM)
Lat: 37.1482763463765
Lng: -8.58126250793453

Aerodromo Municipal de Portimão
Portimão, 8500-059

+351914266832  (15713 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-22
Fleet: 3 x Turbine Dornier G92

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 1800 EUR
Tandem: 199 EUR
Video: 95 EUR
Jump Ticket: 30 EUR to 14000 ft


Skydive Algarve, under new British ownership since November 2014, is a fabulous dropzone located in the sunny coastal region of Portugal and is now open FULL-TIME with a turbine aircraft flying to 14,000ft (4300m)

The views from the air are second to none, and Skydive Algarve is a perfect location for you and your family to enjoy the winter sun with cheap accommodation and car hire, and only 40 minutes drive from Faro airport. The lively tourist town of Alvor, full of shops and bars, is less than a 10-minute drive from the DZ and you can even choose a hotel on the beachfront.

2015 Boogie Calender
Autumn Boogie: September 19th- October 18th
Christmas Boogie 19th December- 10th January

$kysaver Weeks:
Mon 20 - Fri 24 April
Mon 4 - Fri 8 May
Mon 1 - Fri 5 June
Mon 20 - Fri 24 July
Mon 17 - Fri 21 August
Mon 14 - Fri 18 September
Mon 26 - Fri 30 October
Mon 23 - Fri 28 November
Mon 14 - Fri 18 December


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

Upcoming Events:

Start Date End Date Event
2017-03-04 2017-03-10
2017-03-07 2017-03-10 Canopy Camp - Advanced Piloting
2017-03-13 2017-03-19 Progression Week
2017-03-20 2017-03-24 $ky$aver Week
2017-04-01 2017-04-07 AFF Week

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As good as it gets

Skydive Algarve Rated 5 by: woofy on 2015-12-25

Pros: Friendly, helpful staff, 8 - 10 mins to 14k, awesome views
Cons: none

I can not praise this dropzone enough. It is simply skydive paradise. Exceptionally friendly staff, Well run, relaxed atmosphere, 8-10 minutes to 14k, cheap flights and accommodation, friendly natives. Different nationalities from all over Europe seem to jump here - many solos so its easy to make friends and find people to jump with. I particularly like the way that everyone seems to make AFF students feel welcome and to offer encouragement and support.
(Review ID:8963)

Awesome place to combine high alti jumps with a holiday feeling

Skydive Algarve Rated 5 by: MsA on 2015-12-08

Pros: High jumps, great aircraft, friendly team, incredible views, awesome surrounding villages
Cons: Don't know if they have a freefly LO available

I love this dropzone. It's owned by the Swallows (Skydive Spain, Skydive Hibaldstow) who have a fleet of dorniers and really know how to run a dropzone.

Amazing ocean views, super friendly staff, nice hangar and it's located in SUCH a nice area in Portugal. Tons of restaurants, close to the's just awesome. Nice boogies here, too.

(Review ID:8959)

Amazing view!!!

Skydive Algarve Rated 5 by: bethanialaan on 2015-06-24

Pros: Location, Staff, Airplane...
Cons: -

Awesome dropzone! Staff really made me feel very welcome. I have nothing bad to say about this dropzone.

(Review ID:8800)

Superb DZ - Love it !

Skydive Algarve Rated 5 by: Si_Fi on 2015-06-22

Pros: Phenominal staff !!!
Cons: None

Just returned from my second visit to Skydive Algarve. The new ownership have definately delivered a whole new vibe into the place. It was good before they took over - but it is waaaaaay better now. Safety is high on the agenda - which I like. DZ briefing is very straightforward with everything fully explained and outlined. Packing area is good and is well maintained. Dornier is superb and very quick to reach altitude.

The staff are absolutely brilliant - every last one of them ...... I can't praise them highly enough. All very willing to help with every aspect of visitors' requirements including tips on packing, Canopy skills etc etc.

Location is excellent if you want to combine a family holiday with the occasional jump or two. The onsite catering is provided at the Airport Restaurant in the visitor's entrance - and is very reasonably priced indeed !!

I thoroughly recommend Skydive Algarve and can't wait to get back for the Autumn Boogie later this year

(Review ID:8798)

awesome place

Skydive Algarve Rated 5 by: higgyirl on 2013-02-05

Pros: friendly owners, location, views, aircraft, weather everything
Cons: none

Lovely drop zone. I was at the the last xmas boogie, I arrived with a little over 100 jumps. They cater for jumpers of every experience and we were made feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. the owners and staff are very helpful. Views are spectacular. The dornier is amazing getting us to 15k in about 8 min. I would love to return soon
(Review ID:7800)

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