SKYDIVING SANTA CRUZ

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SKYDIVING NEAR SANTA CRUZ AND THE BAY AREA

55-MIN DRIVE FROM SANTA CRUZ

Hey, welcome to Skydive Silicon Valley! If you landed on this page you’re probably searching for ‘skydiving Santa Cruz’ or ‘skydiving Bay Area’. – Buckle up because Google pointed you the right way. Before going any further on the subject, let us tell you something. There is no skydiving in Santa Cruz, but the good news is that there is skydiving near Santa Cruz!

A beautiful 55-min drive through Mt. Madonna is what it takes to get from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley Skydiving. Conveniently located right by US-101 we quickly became the most popular skydiving facility near Santa Cruz and the Bay Area! If you want to make the most out of it, make sure to take Hwy-1 South and CA-152 towards the mountains. It will add 4 min to your drive, but it is totally worth it.

Skydive Silicon Valley became the most popular drop zone offering tandem skydiving in Central California, Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. Check our Google Reviews and see how we stand out. We know that you have a single first time jump opportunity, and this experience will potentially change your life. Our mission is to make this as memorable and safe as possible. Check our VIP Skydiving Experience to understand how that can make a whole difference on your first time skydiving. Keep reading and discover what to know before booking your first tandem skydiving near Santa Cruz. Keep reading, and we’ll show you a table to help you to compare other places around.


 

WHY WE STAND OUT? 25+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

Silicon Valley Skydiving founders Ronaldo and Vitor started their skydiving career in 1996 when both were still teenagers. (Yes, in the 90s we were allowed to jump in our teens). Since this time, they have both been involved with skydiving, teaching new jumpers and participating in record-breaking jumps and world parachute championships.

WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING YOUR TANDEM SKYDIVE EXPERIENCE

After more than 25 years skydiving the owners of Silicon Valley Skydiving have been to drop zones all across the globe. They visited every continent in the planet for skydiving. According to Ronaldo, one of the things that makes a skydiving experience special is the vibe of the people at the drop zone. Of course there are other things to consider, when you have many options for your California skydiving experience. But let’s see how the founders of Silicon Valley Skydiving score a drop zone according to their own experience.

Decision Factor


Score


Dropzone is a USPA Member

5


Customer Ratings & Reviews

4


USPA – Training Center Badge

4


Driving Distance

2


Price

1


Scoring system: 1 (less critical) to 5 (super critical)

UNDERSTANDING THE DECISION FACTORS

USPA is the United States Parachute Association: 

During the process of deciding about your skydiving, you should ONLY consider a USPA Member drop zone. USPA affiliated drop zones are committed to a comprehensive list of safety recommendations. This assures that the skydiving operation is performed according to the highest safety standards available. If you want to know more about skydiving and these safety standards, visit uspa.org.

Skydiving Reviews: 

This is by the best indicator about the overall service quality of a place. True reviews from real customers delivers the most candid and sincere opinions about a skydiving experience. Check here what customers have been saying about us. Those are words and stars from people like you, once wondering about going skydiving for the first time.

Skydive Training Center Badge: 

Even if you’re not interested in becoming a certified skydiver, that doesn’t mean that you should overlook on a drop zone. When a skydiving place is not a Certified Training Center, most likely they are what we call ‘Tandem Skydiving Factory’. Jumping at a Tandem Factory can be just as safe as jumping on a Certified Training Center. Although, it will affect the overall quality of your experience. Only at a USPA Training Center you will experience the whole and real skydiving. It’s a place where you’ll be able to actually see other people skydiving near you. You will probably see a wingsuiter flying out right after you, or a solo student just graduating, or taking the first solo jump.

Driving Distance:

This one doesn’t impact your skydiving experience directly, but ‘skydiving near me’ is one of the most searched terms related to first time skydive. Ok we get it, everyone like a little convenience, but think twice before choosing your skydiving based on distance. Santa Cruz and Monterey weather are quite tricky. You may spend more time waiting on a wind hold or weather to clear, than driving to a place with a more reliable weather.

Skydiving Price:

Going for the less expensive skydiving pricing doesn’t necessarily mean that it is going to be less safe. Although everything related to skydiving and aviation is really expensive, so maintaining a $1.5M dollar airplane a fleet of $15K parachutes isn’t cheap. Operators that choose that low price route will definitely struggle more to keep the necessary maintenance schedule. Let’s compare your jump to a commercial flight. You may not feel unsafe when you have to fly a low-cost airline, but you will certainly feel the low-cost service. If all you’re looking for is to get from here to there, that might not be a problem. But when you’re expecting to have a life changing travel experience, a low cost just won’t be enough, even if you fly first class.


TANDEM SKYDIVING JUMP IN THE BAY AREA

RESEARCH INFO

Bay Area Skydiving DropzonesUSPA Member
The Parachute Center - LodiNo
Bay Area SkydivingYes
Silicon Valley SkydivingYes
Skydive CaliforniaYes
Skydive Surf CityYes
Skydive Monterey BayYes

TANDEM SKYDIVING PRICES AROUND SANTA CRUZ

Bay Area Skydiving PlacesPrice per Jump - 13,000ftGoogle Rating and Reviews
The Parachute Center - Lodi$1504.4 Stars / 542 Reviews
Bay Area Skydiving (Be Aware of the Surcharges)$2194.9 Stars / 271 Reviews
Silicon Valley Skydiving$2284.9 Stars / 834 Reviews
Skydive California$2294.9 Stars / 321 Reviews
Skydive Monterey Bay$2194.5 Stars / 327 Reviews

WHY CHOOSE US?

If you’re not sure yet and still want to search for a skydiving in Santa Cruz, the fact is that you won’t find. Yes! We would also love to jump by the Ocean and land on the beach. Unfortunately Federal laws forbid skydiving on most beaches in the U.S.. Our drop zone is located at the San Martin Airport, right by US-101. We jump with views from the mountains, the Valley and the Bay – all in one view. You’re gonna love it!

OUR LOCATION

A beautiful 55-min drive through Mt. Madonna is what it takes to get from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley Skydiving. Conveniently located right by US-101 we quickly became the most popular skydiving facility near Santa Cruz and the Bay Area! If you want to make the most out of it, make sure to take Hwy-1 South and CA-152 towards the mountains. It will add 4 min to your drive, but it is totally worth it.

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