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“Fantastic experience”
Review of GoSkydive

GoSkydive
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Skydiving, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Go Skydive the UK’s specialist Tandem Skydiving centre. If you’ve never skydived before – you’ve come to the right place. Our team of professional skydive instructors and support staff are specially trained to work with first-time tandem skydivers and our specialist equipment is selected for tandem skydiving only. We are regulated by the British Parachute Association adhering to their strict regulations as well as our own Go Skydive Standards of Excellence. So what's tandem skydiving like? Imagine an experience that puts your senses into overdrive. One that has your heart racing, the adrenaline pumping. And that leaves you so ecstatic you want to scream out loud. A tandem skydive is the ultimate adrenaline rush. When you jump out of a plane at 10-15,000 feet, you’re putting your trust in a total stranger. Literally throwing yourself into the unknown. Freefalling at 120mph is an experience like nothing on earth. Beyond exhilarating, it defies description. The only way to understand it is to do it. So, ready for the thrill of your life? Let’s do this!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I did the l5000 ft jump yesterday and - wow - what a fantastic experience. The team were so professional. I experienced the "Totally Epic" skydive which includes a camera man who films the whole thing - be prepared to give a little "piece to camera" just before and after the dive - so think of something amazingly profound (or not) to share with the world. Yes, it was a bit scary at the point where I was sitting on the edge of the door of the plane, looking down at the whispy clouds, thinking "Right, I'll just get ready" but I only got as far as "R...." and next thing we were flying through the air. What a beautiful view. However, I felt completely safe at all times...and the landing was so gentle. What an amazing day - I'll remember it for the rest of my life. Thank you all. Still buzzing.

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LorraineD1574, Front Office Manager at GoSkydive, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi Diane, it's great to hear that you had such a great and memorable experience here with us at GoSkydive. I'll pass your lovely comments to all the team. Your Totally Epic media footage was a great choice, as you'll be able to look back at your achievement and still feel the buzz in many years to come!! Warmest wishes from Lorraine and the GoSkydive team ; )

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Reviewed September 29, 2018

GoSkydive & its wonderful team deserves every single star that I have given them for this review. I could not have been more satisfied with my entire experience. Here, I'd like to describe in detail how it all played out.
From the moment I decided to jump with them, they were thoroughly professional and guided me through every teeny tiny detail up till the date of my jump. So by the time I arrived at the jump site, my excitement couldn't be contained. Truth be told, I was feeling like a kid in a candy store.
The young lady at the reception greeted me and verified my name on her checklist after which I headed towards the main reception for the official check-in process. This was followed up with a briefing demonstration by an enthusiastic staff member(Lilly if I recall correctly) including a video just so that everyone knew beforehand what to expect. While I waited outside basking in the beautiful sun that would intermittently hide behind the clouds, my ears were constantly directed towards the speakers, yearning to hear my name in order to suit up for the dive.
I had my first adrenaline rush when my name was announced. Giddying-up to the kit room, I rapidly transitioned into my jumpsuit and assembled with a few other divers in the training room where Pete, a top instructor, quickly ran us through the fundamental skydiving positions. After having learnt well from his masterful teaching techniques, we were ushered outside where we waited for our ride to land.
The tandem instructors began to call out their student divers and I was absolutely delighted that Sir Henk called out my name. I had read about his achievements on the website before and had I been asked to choose, I would have picked him blindfolded. Once we got acquainted, it was an honor for me to have been paired with him. With his hilarious little quirks and an awe-inspiring body language, the few nerves that remained vanished quickly. Before we took the plunge, he checked and re-checked my harness that made me feel like I'd be stepping out of the plane on a ladder. My confidence in him shot through the roof and I was able to appreciate fully the sensation of free-fall without an ounce of fear. Once the parachute deployed, Sir Henk handed over both the yellow toggles to me and under his instructions, I maneuvered the parachute; a moment of pure ecstacy. The landing felt like sliding onto a goosefeather mattress and as I lay against my instructor on the ground, I can safely say that I was flashing all 32 teeth.
A huge shout-out to the gorgeous Amy of course, my free-fall photographer. She was bloody brilliant and caught some of my best lifetime memories on camera. During free-fall, she came right up to me and I shook her hand. From that point on, I knew that she would catch me in case Sir Henk decided to have a bit of fun and let me go:). Upon landing, she immediately ran up to me to congratulate me and I experienced a sense of accomplishment like never before.
Everybody at the dive site was welcoming, caring and super-energized. Even the friends & relatives accompanying the divers seemed to be having a blast. On the plane ride, I thoroughly enjoyed how the instructors kept joking around with one another. It was simply impossible not to have a blast.
Salisbury is an amazing city in its own right and to be able to skydive at such a breathtaking location with a fantastic team was a dream come true. Be prepared Go Skydive!!! I'll be back for more:)

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LorraineD1574, Front Office Manager at GoSkydive, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

WOW, thank you JHUSOM for such an amazing review. It has been a pleasure reading this! I love the detail you have gone into about the whole experience, I will pass all of your comments to the ladies in the office, Millie, Barb and Lorraine who met you on jump day and did your check in and induction, Pete, Sir Henk and the gorgeous Amy, also to the rest of the team.
We would love to see some of those pics Amy took of you so if you share them don't forget to tag us in them :)
We are very much looking forward to seeing you again. Call the ladies in the office to use those money off vouchers you have for your next jump.
See you soon.
Lorraine and the GoSkydive team.

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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Me and my Son had the most exhilarating ride of our life's. Jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane at 15000 ft. I cannot explain in words how it made me feel except for that I know I will be doing it again in the future. Absolutely loved it

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LorraineD1574, Front Office Manager at GoSkydive, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi Ambassador670500, pleased to hear you and your son had a fab time. It is a very hard thing to put into words, I try to do is myself but I can't. Its just amazing! We are looking forward to seeing you when you come back for jump number 2, don't forget to use your money off vouchers.
Lorraine and the GoSkydive team.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

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LorraineD1574, Front Office Manager at GoSkydive, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Fantastic experience and fabulous fun. Thanks Mike, Edd and the team.
What a perfect way to celebrate turning 18 - Tom has memories that will last him a lifetime.

Thank nicola e
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LorraineD1574, Front Office Manager at GoSkydive, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Hi nicola e,

Thank you for leaving us a great review. What an awesome way to celebrate turning 18, we hope Tom had a great day!

I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to Mike, Edd and the rest of the team.

Hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Gaby and The GoSkydive Team

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