Restrictions


USPA membership Not Required
AADs Not Required
Hook turns Allowed

Since 1979 SWOOP's "State of the Art" Skydiving Environment has defined Quality & Professionalism. As a not-for-profit, member run club SWOOP is smaller and has a tighter sense of community than larger, commercial drop zones. SWOOP averages more than 3,000 skydives annually SWOOP is one of the oldest member-run skydiving clubs in North America, celebrating our 35th season in 2014 Well known for their after-jump bon fires and BBQ's. Weekends only. Manager

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C206, 2 X C182

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Swoop Pond

Where we jump


Dundas Air Plaza
LAT: 43.302445
LNG: -79.971886

Contact Us


Box 82008, 255 Dundas St. E., Waterdown, ON, Ontario, L0R 2M0, Canada
1-800-463-5867 (JUMP)
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AirPilot

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Majestic view of Lake Ontario, Hamilton Harbor, and the City of Toronto. Swoop operates 3 aircraft: a six jumper Cessna 206 and two 4 jumper Cessna 182's.

Facilities and management needs improvement.

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This drop zone is a total waste of your 500$ and possibly your life. Their aircraft are shitty old Cessna 182s from the 50s that shoe obvious sign of metal fatigue. One has already crashed and one had a wing replaced. Meaning it has one good wing and one shit wing yay!. They have Porta potties filled with shit for their customers yay!. Their staff consists of perverted old men yay. They also claim to be not for profit but that's a load of shot everyone there including the club profits from the not for profit dz. Also the only go to 10.500ft as a pose to 13500 like all the other dropzones. This place blows 0 stars yay!

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Good: Awesome DZ with great instructors to help you work on whatever you need. Not too far from Toronto and the view is very nice. Two cessna aircraft available (sometimes a helicopter)

Not great: Bathroom facilities. Load organization can be slow especially if you have a really switched off person there.

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I've read all of the reviews for skydive swoop. I can't understand why some people have chosen to give a bad review. My friend and I have started our pff. Our instructors and other staff and very pleasant to work with. Safety is always key. I felt completely comfortable with them. Who cares if you have tobuse a porta potty. This is not Hollywood people. This is the real deal. Its like one big family. Ive made some new friends and im learning from highly qualified instructors. I would highly recommend skydive swoop to anyone.

Oh and if you dont get to jump right away. There's a reason why. Dont rush it. Listen to your instructors

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One thing that almost made me barf was the porta-potties. I had to drive 10mins down the road to a Tim Horton because there was no way I was using the over filled toilets let alone my kids. the instructors seemed very unorganized and slow as well as in the office. I was speaking with one of the pilots who seemed very upset with how they were running the show. There seemed to be a lack of instructors which I can understand why... Even the regular skydivers seemed to be upset. The explanation of the skydive swoops facilities on there website is a lie compared to the real thing. The drop zone consists of 2 53ft trailers that seen to be rotting and sinking, and 2 other school portables that were in decent shape and 3 planes that looked very well used(old). The "pro shop" wasn't very professional at all, as it wasn't open all three times I was there (I brought my own snacks the 3rd time) I was re-booked because of wind, clouds and aircraft maintenance, mean while I called a couple other skydive facilities and they seemed to jumping without delay. a friend of mine went to Skydive school of Toronto (STI) and she had made her jump within an hour of being there. it took me 3 visits and 3 weeks to spend 450+ dollars and my video was horrible, I was only in frame for 10 secs and in slow motion edit (sooo frustrated). id say the ONLY pro is location but when I count all the back and forth trips I made, any other drop zone would have be closer. and more fulfilling. sorry skydive swoop, very unprofessional.

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They are very loose with the jump times but instructors were very professional and seem to want you to enjoy the jump as much as they obviously do. Planes look well used but were up to the task.
Thanks for the check off the bucket list

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Don't expect a return call, an answer, or anything else other than your bank account to be hit when you use their online booking. Also, don't try and call the # they list on their site, cause it's disconnected.

I tried to sign up my friend for his first jump. He is in Ontario, I'm in TN. So, I used dropzone to find the best DZ around him. BIG MISTAKE. This database must not be uptodate, or their down and out and not letting anyone know.

DON'T GIVE THEM YOUR $$.

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It is the best place for your first jump. They put safety first which puts you at eaze with your new found adventure.
They make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Great instructors. Swoop members love to party and enjoy living life to the fullest and make everyone feel welcome from novice to the advanced jumpers.
A Great bunch of people. Come out and find out for yourselves.Wish it was open all year.

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If there was a sixth star I'd give it to SWOOP.
Great Dropzone for students, first time or experienced jumpers or even those who just want to hang out.At SWOOP you'll have fun whether you're jumping or not.

Come on over and meet some of the greatest instructors, hottest skychicks and craziest skydivers in Ontario. I can garantee that you'll have a blast.

Way to Go SWOOP!!

Can't wait 'till summer

PS: BE READY FOR "FREAKFLY"...coming soon

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I have done 2 PFF jumps, both at SWOOP and have nothing but praise. The people are friendly and always make you feel welcome. They make it clear that safety comes second to none (which calms your nerves a little bit before your first jump!). After being away for a few years I look forward to returning to SWOOP this season to do some more jumps.

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SWOOP has been around for 25 years, and there's a good reason for it. The people. The instructors are top-notch, professional, highly experienced, and concerned about students progressing into full-fledged skydivers. This member-run club is one of the nicest and most fun bunch you'll ever meet. Everyone is always welcome. Here's to the next 25 years!

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Want to meet the warmest people in skydiving? Want to have the best experience of your life? Come to SWOOP. Great people, great experience! Nice facilities, meet the CRAZY Monkey Brothers and this super cool guy Danger Doug and the Scottish Stallion who can fly a plane like no other.

Want to skydive? Come here! I promise you won't be dissapointed!

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On August 3rd I began a new life. My eyes are open for the first time. Five of my friends and I decided finally to jump after years of procastinating. I wish we had done it sooner. I have made many new friends and good ones at that. The instructors and members of SWOOP have gone out of their way to make me feel like a part of the club. I have returned and am now at 14 jumps. Each one more enjoyable than the last. When the end of the jump day is over the day is not done. Going out for dinner and coming back to th DZ for a bonfire and singing enhanced by friendship and some partying is the perfered after jump activity. All are welcome to join in, from students to experienced jumpers. During the day safety is always on the mind of everyone and is encouraged and enforced. If you are doing something unsafe they are not shy to let you know. This gives me a great sense of ease to know that everyone is watching out for your safety. This is on group of people I am proud to belong to. Cheers! to every one at SWOOP. I hope that every club I visit in my career is as friendly and accepting as this one.

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The South Western Ontario Organization of Parachutists has been operating 23 years but had to re locate four years ago to its new premises 45 minutes out of Toronto. This not for profit organization has rebuilt itself and is now going great guns with a fleet of 2 C182's and a C206. Great for students, novices and experienced skydivers alike. The DZ offers Tandem, PFF (AFF to you Americans out there) and IAD at prices you can only expect from a non profit organization. Great staff and instructors, real friendly skydivers and an emphasis on safety and the advancement of our beloved sport. Once the beer light is on it's par-teee time. Trips out to local restaurants, bars and clubs are the norm and the legendary bonfire parties with live entertainment and highly amusing sing-a-longs courtesy of Tim Berg and the SWOOP Howling Wolf Choir (ouch) do nothing but enhance the overall skydiving experience. No doubt the best DZ and the best time in S.W. Ontario.

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