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Skydive Surfcity -Santa Cruz

160 Aviation Way, Suite C, Watsonville, CA 95076-2095
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The best view!

This is the most beautiful place to skydive ever! Everybody is super friendly and makes you feel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tippietee
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New York City, New York
OMGOMGOMG

This place, the people, and the views are amazing! Jump jump jump do it do it do it. You will not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TyrellAguilar
,
Santa Cruz, California
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We are the only skydiving operator in Santa Cruz County and we boast THE BEST coastal views of any Drop Zone in California. We are the closest Skydiving Operation from San Jose and San Francisco that has coastal views! Our instructors average and experience level of 8.500 safe skydives and some of our instructors have been on formation world records.Enjoy: -Unbeatable Coastal Views of the entire Monterey Bay-Best Safety Records-Most Experienced Tandem Instructors-Amazing Scenic Flight to Altitude- Unique Videos Cover the Freefall AND the Canopy Ride-Check out our personalized Gift Certificates (Best Present EVER!!!)With Skydive Surfcity you will never feel like just another jump. Although our instructors have done many thousands of safe skydives we do realize that YOUR jump may be YOUR first.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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160 Aviation Way, Suite C, Watsonville, CA 95076-2095
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful place to skydive ever! Everybody is super friendly and makes you feel safe and secure. If you visit Santa Cruz, this is a must!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place, the people, and the views are amazing! Jump jump jump do it do it do it. You will not regret it!

Thank TyrellAguilar
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

I encouraged my partner and I to go skydiving and it was one of the most amazing things we did together! The instructors were so chill that it helped took the initial jitters off. Everything was smooth sailing from our orientation, take-off, jump, freefall and...More

1  Thank Pat S
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Did a tandem jump with instructor, Steffan and my wife's instructor, Dan. They were great and guided us patiently throughout! Highly recommended for any one doing their maiden skydive! Thanks for the wonderful experience!!

1  Thank pRedAtov
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This place has amazing ocean views and extremely experienced instructors. It was incredible to see Monterey on one side of the bay and Santa Cruz on the other and skydiving over it all! I was staring at the ocean all the way up to altitude...More

1  Thank Jessica Y
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much!! I was so nervous and really wasn't sure if I would be able to jump out of a plane but the guys at Skydive Surfcity really looked after me! It was the best thing I have ever done! DO it, and...More

Thank ElizabethEvans140
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stopped off at Skydive Surfcity on our road trip between San Francisco and LA to do our first tandem skydives. We had booked our skydive reservation a few months in advance for the 10am slot but the owner Volker emailed the...More

1  Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great experience and worth every penny. But, I wasn't too happy with my SkyDiving video as the trainer completely diverted the camera while landing. But overall it was excellent.

1  Thank Shantanu G
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

First time skydiving. Did a tandem jump from 10,000 feet and it was a blast. I felt safe the entire time. Paid for the photo package also and now have some really nice pictures that I will always cherish.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

the attracrion by itself is incredible-great views, fast preparations and just incredible feel while you jump (my first skydive). i would definitly come again if i will be in the area although one small issue which was ,probably, my feeling: the instructor. he looked un-interested...More

Thank vilifood
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Skydivesurfcity, Manager at Skydive Surfcity -Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Hello! Thank you so much for your review. It really helps us to know where we stand and to improve our experience. We are glad that you loved the ocean views and the jump. We are sorry to hear that your instructor's look seemed uninterested....More

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Raj S
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Response from Skydivesurfcity | Property representative |
Thank you very much for contacting us. We would love to share your 1st skydiving experience with you! There is no skydiving allowed within the city of San Francisco. The airspace is way to busy due to the proximity to the... More
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