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Skydive Palm Beach Posted by: Skydive Palm Beach 2 months ago

Can you go skydiving in Florida? Heck yes, you can! But more importantly, you should! Skydiving is a one-of-a-kind experience that we honestly cannot fully describe. You need to experience it to understand it! The great thing? Skydiving is now more accessible than ever. A quick Google search of “Where can I go skydiving in Florida?” will quickly show a facility close to you. However, not all skydiving dropzones are equal. Let’s have a quick look at what to focus on when researching where to go skydiving in Florida, and why Skydive Palm Beach and our sister dropzone, Skydive Key West, should be at the top of your list!

Male tandem skydiver under canopy

Key Factors to Consider

The people you meet and encounters you have could make or break your first skydiving experience. For many of us, it was an experience that changed our life trajectory (a nod to all those working in the skydiving industry). Because of this, we want to ensure everyone’s introduction to the sport is memorable. And, like we said, not every dropzone is the same …

Some dropzones are diluting the skydiving world. These companies often have minimal staffing, liability, or responsibility tied to the dropzones. Their office employees typically don’t work on-site and are located in another part of the country, or another country. If a dropzone has numerous locations across the country, this could be a red flag. 

Here are some things to keep in mind when researching skydiving facilities:

1) Safety

  • Instructor Qualification: The USPA also certifies skydiving instructors, ensuring they have the necessary knowledge, training and skills to jump with new skydivers and teach those seeking their skydiving license.

2) Location

  • Scenic Views: Proximity is valuable, but it shouldn’t be the only thing you take into consideration. Some dropzones are located on prime real estate, meaning you will have awe-inspiring views while you float to the ground. Imagine jumping with a backdrop of the coastline or the Everglades!
  • Accessibility & Amenities: Consider making a full day or even a weekend out of your trip! Nearby restaurants, accommodations, or other activities can enhance your overall experience.
Tandem skydiving pair in freefall

3) Facilities

  • On-Site Amenities: What does the dropzone offer? Facilities such as clean restrooms, comfortable waiting areas, and air conditioning for those hot Florida days can make a significant difference.
  • Guest Provisions: If you bring guests, is there a place for them to hang out? Can they watch you as you prepare to jump and land? A well-equipped dropzone will have designated viewing areas and possibly even picnic spots.

4) Reviews

  • Customer Feedback: Reviews are a good way to assess the “vibe” and culture of a place. Do people leave feeling inspired? Is the environment friendly and professional? Do tandem students leave satisfied with their skydive and video? Reading about other people’s experiences can give you insights into what to expect.
  • Consistency: Look for consistent positive feedback regarding safety, staff behavior, and overall experience. This can give you confidence in your choice.

Why Choose Skydive Palm Beach and Skydive Key West?

With many facilities to choose from, Florida is one of the skydiving capitals of the world. Now, we know we’re self-promoting here, but we genuinely believe that Skydive Palm Beach and Skydive Key West offer unparalleled skydiving experiences in Florida. Here’s why:

Skydive Palm Beach

  • Centrally Located: Our location is easy to get to – we’re just an hour or so from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, and Boca Raton, and less than two from Miami, Vero Beach and Fort Myers! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, we offer the perfect day trip. Nearby attractions include The Lion Country Safari Experience, local hikes, fishing trails, and Lake Okeechobee, just to name a few.
  • Scenic Views: When you jump with us, you’ll soak in breathtaking views of the Pahokee Marina and State Park, glittering Lake Okeechobee (the second largest freshwater lake in the US!) and the surrounding Scenic Trail, The Glades, and even Lion Country Safari.
  • Professional Staff: The Skydive Palm Beach team boasts highly skilled, USPA-certified instructors dedicated to making your experience both safe and exhilarating.
  • Convenient Amenities: The dropzone offers a range of facilities to ensure your comfort, including an air-conditioned lounge and large spectator viewing area.

Skydive Key West – Our Sister Dropzone!

  • Unique Views: Skydive Key West offers one of the most unique skydiving experiences in the world. Jump over the iconic Florida Keys with incredible views of turquoise waters, coral reefs, and the famous Overseas Highway. Not to mention, Skydive Key West is consistently rated one of the top 10 places in the world to skydive! Planning a vacation to the popular Florida Keys? We can help you make some lasting memories.
  • Experienced Team: The team at Skydive Key West is composed of USPA-certified professionals who are passionate about skydiving and dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience.
  • Hollywood Fame: A view and location so good that Hollywood took notice! The James Bond movie License to Kill and the action movie Drop Zone starring Wesley Snipes were both filmed at Skydive Key West! Once you jump with us, you’ll quickly understand why the stars chose us!
Female tandem skydiver using the toggle to steer a parachute

Tips For a Great Skydiving Experience

  • Book in Advance: Popular dropzones can get busy, especially on weekends and holidays. Make sure to book your slot in advance at Skydive Palm Beach or Skydive Key West.
  • Check the Weather: Skydive is weather-dependent. Check the forecast and be prepared for possible rescheduling.
  • Stay Cool: It’s natural to feel nervous but try to stay calm and enjoy the experience. If you need a pep talk, speak up – we’re all here to support you.

Skydiving in Florida is not just about the adrenaline rush; it’s about creating unforgettable memories with stunning aerial views and professional guidance ensuring your safety. By choosing Skydive Palm Beach or Skydive Key West, you’re ensuring a premier experience with top-notch facilities, breathtaking views, and dedicated professionals. Whether it’s your first jump or one of many, our dropzones will make your skydiving adventure truly exceptional. 

Ready to leap through the stunning skies of the Sunshine State? Book your jump at Skydive Palm Beach – or jump with our Skydive Key West crew! We can’t wait to fly with you! 

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