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“Awesome Place to Skydive”
Review of Skydive Carolina!

Skydive Carolina!
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Chester
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Skydive Carolina is the premier skydiving center of the Carolinas. Our family owned and operated dropzone has been providing world-class skydiving experiences for over 30 years. Centrally located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC we also serve guests from Asheville, Greenville, Spartanburg and Charleston. Our full-service dropzone offers tandem skydiving, learn to skydive programs and one of the nation's largest skydiving events, CarolinaFest.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 31 August 2012

I decided to chose Skydive Carolina for my second jump for a few reasons. Most importantly, they are a large DZ, and are members of the USPA. I was impressed at the size and cleanliness of the grounds. We checked in and were sent to watch the 30 minute liability/safety video, and after the video we were free to do what we wanted until they called our names for the next load. About an hour later our names were called and we suited up in some nice jump suits. We did our interviews and went over some last minute exit procedures with our Tandem Instructors. The flight up to altitude was a warm sweaty experience as it was 90+ degrees and in a full jump suit. Then came the fun part: 14,000 feet up you can feel the blast of 40 degree temperatures instantly cool you off. I was the last to exit the plane and it felt so good freefalling again. Freefall lasted approximately a minute, then the parachute inflated and it was a relaxing five minute flight back down. The view was breathtaking as it was a partly cloudy day.

The staff was excellent and very friendly from beginning to end. There is a lake near the entrance to the facility for those who may not plan on jumping or if you just want to take in some extra scenery during your visit.

1  Thank FunInAz6
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

I have visited Skydive Carolina on 3 occasions and have never been disappointed.
The staff are extremely friendly and always make you feel welcome.

The tandem instructors will always out you at ease if this is your first skydive and their equipment is extremely well maintained, as you would expect from a high risk sport.

If you are looking for a attraction away from the norm, then you can't go wrong with a tandem skydive.

As a gift, bachelor / hen party entertainment or just to say you've done it, it's an experience that you will never forget.

1  Thank James P
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This was my 1st skydive, so I went tandem.The staff was very professional, and made you very much at ease. They explained every aspect of the jump, and by the time that we left the plane, we free-fell foe approximately 55 seconds, then the chute opens and you realize just how beautiful the surrounding area is. EVERYONE should do this, at least one time in thier life. It was a mind blowing experience.

Thank Carolina_TravelerSC
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile
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Thank Yi Z
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