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Dropzone: Europe: Portugal: Skydive Algarve

Skydive Algarve

Average Rating: 4.93
4.93 out of 5 based on 14 user reviews

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

Aerodromo Municipal de Portimao
Portimão, 8500-059

(+351) 914 266 832  (20494 Hits)

Last Updated: 2018-07-21
Fleet: 3 x Turbine Dornier G92

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 1883 EUR
Tandem: 235 EUR
Video: 100 EUR
Jump Ticket: 31 EUR to 15000 ft


Skydive Algarve: Owned by the Swallow Group and a sister of Skydive Spain and Skydive Hibaldstow, is a beautiful dropzone located near the beach in the sunny town of Alvor, Portugal. Skydive Algarve is open 365 days a year and we jump from turbine aircraft flying to 15,000ft (4600m) every jump. We have a fleet of DornierG92 aircraft with huge doors and a short ride to altitude.
Skydive Algarve is a skydiver's paradise, with ocean views and the possibility for beach landings. 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.

We offer coaching, load organising for wingsuits, formation skydiving, freeflying. We run AFF programs, offer tandems. And, we have events happening at Skydive Algarve monthly, as well as a big Christmas Boogie every year.

Join us for sun, sea and skydiving.

Enjoy the sky at Skydive Algarve!


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

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DZ very professional

Skydive Algarve Rated 5 by: Allonzi on 2018-02-07

Pros: weather, staff, planes, security
Cons: landing area

One of the best DZ in Europe, awesome planes, perfect weather, great staff, what else...
(Review ID:9455)

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)

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