I just had a fantastic weekend at Skydive Delmarva!
-Suzanne (sp?) at manifest greeted me with a smile on her face a never misses a beat,
-Dave the genl manager is very involved and has built a safety culture that's visible in the air as well as on the ground
-Dave the AFF instructor went up with me and taught me some good stuff on turning points
-Rob invited me onto a big-way and a 3-way (this guy's exit count is so loud you could probably hear it from the ground!) (Sorry about that kick in the teeth, Rob)
-the packers happily squeezed my pack-jobs in between the tandems and the team rigs
-I got invited to a really nice cook-out, with a bon fire that I'm sure was visible from the ISS.
-the twin-otter is great; apparently it just got upgraded with bigger engines
-the facilities look a bit ramshackle on first impression (they're working bit by bit to take down what's left of the older hangar buildings) but the landing area is really big, and there's camping space and good showers.
I have to say that of the dozen or so DZs I've visited, this is by far my favorite (excepting my home DZ, of course).
Delmarva captures everything that I could possibly want in a drop zone.
And for those of you looking for a site to do your first tandem jump, I highly recommend Delmarva. You'll get exposed to the full breadth of what the skydiving world has to offer by coming here.