Are you planning a skydiving trip (or skydiving trips), looking for the safest place to skydive, the highest tandem skydive in the USA, or just the best place in the US to go skydiving overall? We’ve got you covered! These skydiving locations are consistently rated as the best of the best, so whether you are a first-time skydiver looking for a first-class experience or a seasoned jumper looking for a full-service DZ – this list is sure to guide you in the right direction.
Best Skydiving in the USA
1. Skydive Perris – Southwest
The hostess with the mostess (and proud of it, too)! Skydive Perris is about an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles. That – in addition to the celebrity sightings at the dropzone – is why some call us the Hollywood DZ! And our location is just the tip of the iceberg. We have our own restaurant and bar (called The Bombshelter), a swimming pool, a full-service rigging loft, a gear store, and an on-site wind tunnel designed to simulate skydiving indoors, available to everyone from 3 o 103 years old! It’s a veritable skydiving resort. Here, you can turn your bucket list item into a full-day experience, have family and friends join you, and know everybody will have a good time!
At Skydive Perris, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, commitment to safety, and ability to accommodate all kinds of jumpers. Our skydiving school opened over 45 years ago and has had an impeccable rating since! Also, we are known for hosting world-class events and world records, including the largest formation of women (181), the largest formation of wingsuiters, and many more! We are a prime location for big events because of our next-level amenities and mega-impressive fleet of aircraft.
Did we mention the swimming pool? Therefore – that’s why Skydive Perris ranks #1 as the best place to go skydiving in the US!
2. Skydive Snohomish – Northwest
Located just 20 miles from Seattle, Skydive Snohomish is consistently rated as one of the best places in the world to go skydiving. This is affirmed by their spectacular views of the Snohomish River Valley – and, more importantly, the high-quality and extremely professional instruction that is guaranteed. The instructors’ collective 100+ years and 75k+ jumps of experience is what makes Skydive Snohomish one of the safest places to skydive in the US.
Skydive Snohomish has fantastic amenities, including the Buzz Inn Steakhouse, campsites, showers, and plenty of room for spectating. Furthermore, they welcome licensed jumpers with open arms by providing world-class facilities dedicated specifically to licensed jumpers – with their very own hangar, packing area, private team room, a full-service rigging loft/gear store, and a specific manifest desk dedicated to experienced jumpers.
3. Skydive Tecumseh – Midwest
Skydive Tecumseh is the #1 choice for skydiving in Michigan with their state-of-the-art equipment, professional atmosphere, and two turbine aircraft – a PAC 750XL and a Beechcraft King Air! Because of their multi-turbine aircraft, you’ll get to altitude at lightning speed.
What’s unique about Skydive Tecumseh is that they host one of the highest tandem skydives in the USA – all the way up to 18,000 ft(that’s over 50% higher than most other dropzones in Michigan)! Don’t want to go that high? No worries, they offer tandem jumps from 9,000 ft and 14,000 ft as well – pick your thrill at one of the best-run dropzones in the USA!
4. Skydive New England – Northeast
This privately and 100% veteran-owned dropzone is located in a wonderfully rustic area of the beautiful state of Maine. Skydive New England has been in the skydiving game for decades. They pride themselves on their excellent safety record, 22-passenger Twin Otter, and family-friendly and laid-back atmosphere. They are also known for hosting one of the best Accelerated Freefall (AFF) programs in the country. Skydive Tecumseh are constantly evolving the criteria to fit the advances in the sport.
5. Skydive Carolina – East Coast
Located just below the North Carolina state line in Chester, SC, Skydive Carolina is a full-service dropzone. It has three perfectly maintained aircraft and the biggest landing area you’ll probably ever see! Known for their southern hospitality and top-notch facilities, it’s no wonder why Skydive Carolina is a go-to skydiving facility.
Skydive Carolina has an on-site gear store, covered packing area, showers, and the Blue Sky Cafe.
6. Skydive Key West – South
Skydive Key West is the premier skydiving destination for tandem skydiving in the Florida Keys and South Florida. Once you set your eyes on this view, it’ll be easy to see why Skydive Key West is one of the most scenic skydiving locations in the US! Nothing compares to the unobstructed view of the twinkling turquoise waters of the famous Florida Keys. Also, the view alone isn’t the only reason to visit this skydiving center; the staff is absolutely incredible and is dedicated to making your first-time skydiving experience one for the books!
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Are you ready to freefall at one of the best places to skydive – Southern California? Book your jump today and come see what all the fuss is about at the #1 rated skydiving center in the USA – Skydive Perris! Blue skies!
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