Skydive Buzz Ltd
Skydive Buzz Ltd
4.5
Adrenaline & Extreme ToursSkydiving
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Welcome to one of the UK's leading parachute schools! If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience or to become the next world champion, we can make it happen. Our centre has some of the best facilities in the UK, including one of the most comfortable and fastest climbing jump planes in the world. We provide excellent services and facilities such as first class coffee bar and restaurant; The Aviator.
Dunkeswell, Devon, England

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Emilio B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Had the jump booked for a few months and was gutted it was rescheduled due to weather.

Finally got to jump today after a few weather issues but all the staff where amazing Especially Henry. One of a kind guy who honestly is one if the nicest guys i have ever met and kept me sane while we waited for the all clear to Jump.

Got the privilege to do the tandem with Tim who was great with walking me through it all and showing me the sights when we deployed and got some awesome photos from the dedicated camera man. The photo and video packages are well worth the money.

Overall If i could give it more than a 5 star i would. everything about the centre is top notch, amazing staff, Great facilities and cafes and everyone makes you feel welcome.

P.s, Gotta try the Tings in the cafe, Henry recommended and they are a soliddd drink.
Written 29 May 2023
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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review about your skydiving experience with us! We're so glad to hear you had such a great time! I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the rest of the team! Especially Henry...!! Thanks again! -Alex and the skydive Buzz Crew. ps. Tings are LIT!
Written 15 June 2023
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Ellie K
Exeter, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Most incredible experience from start to finish!

This was actually my second tandem which a friend of mine kindly got me for my birthday after I wouldn’t stop talking about my first jump!

From start to finish both experiences at Dunkeswell airfield have really well organised! You start by getting checked in at the aviator coffee bar and restaurant ! The restaurant served great coffee and cake and even took my family for lunch there after my jump !

The check in Lady Erika was incredible, super informative and such good banter ! She handled all my nervous questions so well and gave great advice as she was actually a licensed skydiver too !

After the check in I went for a safety brief with the rest of my group! Chris the tandem instructor who was leading the brief was super helpful and modelled exactly what we needed to do ready for our jump! He showed us a great video which talked us through all the steps and we all had a great laugh getting into the skydiving positions!

After the brief you get called through to get kitted up which is when I met my instructor Tim and my camera man Mikey ! The whole time Tim and Mikey were a barrel of laughs ! After I told them it was my birthday they made everyone sing happy birthday in the plane journey up and honestly made my day! Tim was an amazing instructor I couldn’t recommend him enough! He calmed all my nerves as well as having such a good laugh! He pointed out loads of things under canopy so I could really take in the views and even let me steer the parachute!

It was soooo worth getting the extra photos and video the camera man Mikey was so skilled the photos came out incredible definitely worth it to capture the moment !

All the staff at skydive buzz were incredible, the atmosphere and organisation of the day couldn’t have been any better! All the instructors were great and I’ve already booked in again with my mum and my sister!
Written 29 May 2023
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Erikaka123
Bristol, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
What a day!! Best experience ever! The check in was so smooth and professional. The jump itself was just incredible. Looking at doing a wing walk next!
Written 29 May 2023
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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review about your skydiving experience with us! We're so glad to hear you had such a great time! I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the rest of the team! See you soon fo ryour Wingwalk ;) Thanks again! -Alex and the skydive Buzz Crew.
Written 15 June 2023
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Alex K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
I jumped last Sunday with Tim, Tim was amazing throughout the whole experience and I cannot thank him enough! I did the 15,000ft with the outside camera man and the footage is incredible! I would defiantly do again and I would jump with Tim over and over again. I have already booked my second jump.

Can’t thank the team enough, the check in staff, Ellie and Erika were wonderful!

See you again soon! Buzz
Written 29 May 2023
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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review about your skydiving experience with us! We're so glad to hear you had such a great time! I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the rest of the team! Especially Ellie and Erika Thanks again! -Alex and the skydive Buzz Crew.
Written 15 June 2023
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Sarah B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Firstly just to say this is a mixed review because overall I am extremely satisfied with the actual jump and Tim the instructor who looked after me was amazing, made me feel at ease, kept me laughing and I felt completely safe in his hands and had it not been for Tim I may have given a lower rating.

My partner bought me the 7000ft tandem dive for a present as it has been a bucket list thing of mine , I am not afraid of heights but do have anxiety and wanted to face this. This was a very personal jump. However what I am presuming are the owners of the business made me feel extremely uncomfortable during the already anxious wait. After the safety briefing, the guy delivering the briefing approached me in person asking if I would upgrade to the 15000ft dive as “only two of us were doing the 7000 and it would waste plane fuel, and not help their profits “ (a) not my problem not my business and b) a big fat lie and why would you tell a customer this, very unprofessional and made me feel bad, he then said if I change my mind come and find him as I’d be ‘jumping next’. Ten minutes later I was approached by the guy running the place who asked for a word in a private room one on one - I honestly felt like I was being summoned to the headmasters office like a naughty schoolgirl , and very uncomfortable and honestly a bit intimidated. I was by myself anyway , and he gave me the whole sales pitch about if I give them a bit extra they’d take me to 15000 and I “wouldn’t notice the height difference “ (well exactly , if I wouldn’t notice the different why would I bother paying extra !) he asked me my reasons for jumping - none of your fricking business ! And how nobody regrets jumping 15. Well let me tell you I would’ve regretted 15k because I felt nauseous at 7k despite being super happy I did the jump , and the 15k jumpers arrived to the ground a mere few seconds after me anyway ! So thank god I stood my ground , the other person gave in and paid extra …oh , and I didn’t jump second , I was bumped to last and can only presume they did this out of spite as I waited an hour not 15 minutes (obviously I signed up to a wait which I don’t care waiting but I felt they did this on purpose ). So if you want to jump 15000 sign up to 7 ! They’ll pretty much force you to do the 15 at a discounted rate anyway .. but honestly thank you to Tim for making it a worthwhile experience in the end !!
Written 27 May 2023
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Hi Sarah, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - we value all feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your skydive and have passed your compliments to Tim. Regarding your pre skydive experience, it was not our intention to make you feel uncomfortable. Our instructors here at Buzz are extremelv passionate and enthusiastic about what they do; encouraging customers to brave the 15,000ft skydive is simply about wanting our students to have the best possible experience. In speaking to customers privately we aim to avoid any embarrassment - embarrassment they may feel in front of a group, but we have taken your comments on board. Many factors have to be considered when loading our plane, so we can assure you that vou were not pushed back because of vour decision to jump from 7000ft. Thank you for choosing Skydive buzz.
Written 15 June 2023
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Kate B
Longnor, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Fantastic staff thanks for making this such a special experience so professional and happy team who had thought of everything. Very reassurance with nervous people and safety was a priority all the time
Written 14 May 2023
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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review about your skydiving experience with us! We're so glad to hear you had such a great time! I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the rest of the team! Thanks again! -Alex and the skydive Buzz Crew.
Written 15 June 2023
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GeorgeHill
Exeter, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Skydive Buzz are simply fantastic in every way! From the moment you book you have great support and communication from the team.
On the day you might have to wait around a bit if the weather isn’t great or there’s a lot of people to get through, but there’s a cafe, museum and lovely viewing area where you can watch the constant activity of the airfield. All the staff are super friendly and helpful and fun to be around.
When you actually get to do your skydive your tandem instructor becomes your best friend and helps get you suited up and ready to go.
The safety briefing from Chris is really fun and informative too.
I won’t spoil the experience for you by explaining the actual skydiving, but it’s first class! The instructors have done thousands of skydives and they really know what they are doing. They take care of everything so all you have to do is enjoy every second of it.
Your family and friends can meet you as you land by taking the little trailer out onto the landing zone which brings everyone back. A great place for pictures, pats on the back and hugs from worried partners or parents.
Not only is it a wonderful experience, but it’s a great day out and if you book the Jump for Free scheme and raise money for charity, you get the added bonus of doing something really worthwhile for others. Henry, the instructors and all the staff at skydive and wingwalk buzz are just fantastic! Book today. You won’t regret it.
10/10
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Written 8 May 2023
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Jack Griffin
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Unbelievable feeling! I was booked for the 7000 yesterday and as the day went on more and more people.were upgrading to 15000

I had my partner and 2 young children with me, and due to our British weather we were enjoying the planes landing and chatting to all the crew as we waited for some blue clouds.

The team there are very specific about the weather and the safety of the jumpers, also have so much experience it was fun to hear some stories.

Thank you so much, I've already been recommending you guys to so many people and I believe a few are already looking to book!

I'll definitely be back

GO FOR 15, NO ONE GOES HIGHER AND THINKS.... 'HEY I SHOULD OF DONE 7'.
Written 29 April 2023
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Tracy S
Buckland Monachorum, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
From start to finish was fabulous. You may have to wait for a few hours before your turn however you can watch others take off and sky dive or go to the cafe for breakfast or lunch. There is seating outside, plenty of space for friends and families.

Neil my instructor was outstanding, He was so friendly, he put me at ease, although I was just buzzing from the excitement. Neil talked me through everything, pointed out the places we could see. Jumping out of a plane is not natural and for a second I was ‘oh sh**’ then we were out. If you suffer from pressure on your ears you need to wear eye plugs. Once away from the plane 5, 10 seconds I was allowed to move my arms so I was able to blow out my nose to ease the pressure. The camera man (sorry I forgot your name) was brilliant, he just kept interacting with me to get me to react. Once the second parachute was deployed the world came to a calming stop, it was the most amazing feeling EVER. If only I could have stayed like that forever. I am 57 years old, not keen on heights. I am 100% going to do it again. One life live it.
Written 9 April 2023
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Herbert
Maidenhead, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Website says it's possible to reschedule for free but then you are told this is not according to their terms and conditions, so apparently I am to blame for their own contradiction. Very rude customer support when I am not the one that put this into their own website.
Written 12 March 2023
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Thank you for your review, to clear up any confusion for you. The picture in which you attached is in relation to a new service which has been on offer this year. It is the flexi flight ticket/pass which is available on booking. I don’t believe you purchased this option so this would not apply to your booking. We offer free rescheduling should the skydive program be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances such as unsafe weather conditions. Our terms and conditions state "Once the date of your jump is booked you are required to give a minimum of 28 days notice to change the date and an admin fee of £25 per person will be charged. If you wish to transfer your skydive to another person a fee of £25 will apply. Only first skydive bookings are eligible for transfer. If less than 28 days notice is given a £50(TANDEM) rebook fee will apply. I hope this has cleared up any confusion for you. Many Thanks, Alex and the Skydive Buzz Crew
Written 30 March 2023
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