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Skydive El Paso

Average Rating: 4.14
4.14 out of 5 based on 14 user reviews

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Dona Ana County Airport at Santa Teresa (5T6)
Lat: 31.8777969191413
Lng: -106.70592889895

8070 Airport Rd.
Santa Teresa, New Mexico 68008
United States

505-589-4509 (fax)
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Last Updated: 2016-04-04
2 Cessna 182's

Training: , S/L, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required

S/L: 150 USD
Tandem: 200 USD
Video: 40 USD
Jump Ticket: 20 USD to 10500 ft


USPA Integrated Student Training Program (static line) and tandems available by appointment Open weekends only 8:00 am until -----, wind and weather permitting. Contact Bob @ (505) 589 4506


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  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Showers

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Awesome desert view dropzone. A must if you in the area!

Skydive El Paso Rated 5 by: eitanman on 2016-05-06

Pros: Amazing views and very professional crew.
Cons: Operate only 2 Cessnas 182.

Bob (DZO) and his awesome crew are very experienced and professional team. They will always treat you with respect and answer all your questions with patience and the vibe there is very special too. It was a real pleasure to learn to fly from these guys! Cant wait to be back to jump at this beautiful desert DZ again!!
(Review ID:9028)

The level of professionalism would be exceeded by the muppets

Skydive El Paso Rated 1 by: feparton on 2014-06-25

Pros: None to speak of
Cons: Bob

I'll give a brief back story. I just came back from a wedding in California, and the newly weds took all the wedding party white water rafting the next day. needless to say it was a blast. We are getting married in August, and its gonna be all the same people in our wedding, so I though I could do something even cooler. We talked about it, and decided we wanted to try skydiving. That's were this review begins... and ends.

I googled the number for Skydive El Paso. I found the number to the local place as the main website that pops up no longer has a location here. I called the number and the conversation went something like this.

Bob: Hello
Me: Hi is this Bob with skydive El Paso?
Bob: Yes
Me: Great. I wanted to get some information about doing a jump.
Bob: OK... (awkward silence)
Me: You see I'm getting married in August, and wanted to take the wedding party out to do something awesome.
Bob:OK...(awkward silence)
Me:I thought though jumping from a plane would be fun!
Bob:OK... (awkward silence)
Me: That is what you do right?
Bob: What kind of jump did you wanna do?
Me: Well tandem I guess...
Bob: how much do you weigh?
Me: I'm the heaviest one... around 220
Bob: Your too big for that kind of jump. Our weight limit is 180... (really awkward silence)
Me: (more really awkward silence)... Well Thanks Bob.

Now I'm not upset that I'm too heavy to jump. (the place I booked in Crane,TX has a 240lb. limit, and thats not how they started the conversation) I'm upset at this guys (Bob) lack of basic communication skills. He is either really slow or really mean... Either way I don't want relinquish control over any aspect of my life to that dude. Good luck Bob, cause something tells me with your attitude your gonna need it.

(Review ID:8550)

Friendly atmosphere, Great instruction, Great Experience!!!

Skydive El Paso Rated 5 by: ja121022 on 2014-01-19

Pros: Everything
Cons: None

I was skeptic after reading the two reviews. Boy was I surprised. Great people all around. I mate Bob few days before my jump and gave my lots of information. when I went back I didn't feel like the new guy. Myself and couple of students were introduced to Dave who was a great instructor and very friendly. He covered many subject, answered questions and drilled safety procedures in our brain. Actually everyone out there was friendly and help full. All the unknowns were pretty much covered, so I went up with excitement. I believe jump masters took turns on every jump. I did two statics with Mark and Andrew. Very friendly too. Both quizzed us on procedures before we even took off. In between and after jumps Bob showed me how to pack parachute just because I asked. John was one of the guys who was extremely help full and friendly. He too coached me step by step, explained different methods of parachute packing and types of parachutes..... All in all I would say I couldn't have a better experience. I am looking forward to go back often and take my friend with me.
(Review ID:8335)

Stay away from this place.

Skydive El Paso Rated 1 by: Ki55Th35ky on 2013-08-07

Pros: Drop Zone with beautiful scenery.
Cons: Everything else.

Bob is a hothead who walks around and treats people poorly. I noticed that even his staff are weary around him.

Nobody asked to see my ID, license or log book before my jump. I was not asked to sign a waiver and nobody checked me out before the jump. Safety procedures were not covered. I should mention that I'm a student. The only instruction I received was from Bob, who yelled at me to do whatever he tells me to do over the radio. Their only concern was making sure I didn't lose the rip cord handle after pulling it because they are expensive to replace.

Due to their negligence, there was a malfunction during the jump which injured me in the air. Nobody came to see if I was OK after I landed hard. Once I made it back into the hangar, Bob sought me out and chewed me out, loudly, humiliating me in front of everybody. I was warned by another jumper just moments before that this was going to happen.

It was obvious that I was injured, yet, nobody showed any concern. Instead, I was yelled at. My wife had to transport me to seek medical care. Turns out that the MCL in my left knee was severely pulled and both groin muscles were strained. Three days of missed work and six weeks of physical therapy.

Stay away from this place. It is run in a very unprofessional manner and is dangerous. It also is not a member of the USPA.

(Review ID:8092)

ahh....not that great

Skydive El Paso Rated 1 by: MathmatiC on 2013-04-07

Pros: Its a dropzone
Cons: They have sent people out the door on a static line w/o proper emergency procedures training

Sub par instruction. I am not normally a guy who is worried about USPA group membership. But in there case a may bring a much needed level of oversight.

A friend of mine was sent out the door on a static line progression jump, afterwards was asked by her boyfriend typical first jump course questions on emergency procedures. She was unaware of the types and differences between them. At this point I am doubtful she even received any sort of proper instruction. Stay away.

(Review ID:7858)

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