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Skydive Finger Lakes

Ovid, NY, USA
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About Skydive Finger Lakes
We specialize in first time tandem skydiving with beautiful views of the Finger Lakes, as well as Lake Ontario.
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Laura wrote a review Jun 2020
40 contributions10 helpful votes
I completed my SIXTH jump today!! I love doing tandem skydiving and of all the places I have been...including Miami and Washington State...Skydive Finger Lakes is the BEST!! This jump happened to take place during the COVID pandemic. I was so impressed and grateful for the safety precautions that they ADDED in response to COVID. For example, if you are feeling ill on the day of your jump, they will let you cancel and give you your deposit back, no questions asked. That is a huge deal. Also, when I got there, my temperature was taken and I was required to wear a mask until I jumped out of the plane. Skydive Finger Lakes puts safety above all else, even before COVID...and I so appreciate that. The "gear" are in pristine condition, as is the plane and everything else. I would highly recommend purchasing either the pictures or videos or both. I received over 320 pictures and they are ALL AMAZING!!! I got a video my first time jumping and I loved that as well! To me, pics and/or a video are sooooo worth it. Jeff, the owner, is the nicest person. My sixth jump was with him and honestly, it is him and his staff that make this experience so enjoyable. They are some of the coolest people I've ever met. Everyone goes out of their way to make this so much fun. Give it a shot! You will LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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jennifer r wrote a review Jun 2020
Hammondsport, New York6 contributions3 helpful votes
An experience that I can not wait to repeat! And, all because of the staff! Em is incredibly friendly and kind along with Macy the puppy who helps to take away any worries you my have! I jumped with Em’s husband Jeff and I couldn’t have Ames for a better person to jump with! I only meet Em and Jeff for a couple of hours but they are people I could be friends with for the rest of my life if possible! Just all around AMAZING and a must to experience good people and an amazing adventure!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Daniel H wrote a review Jun 2020
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This was the most exhilarating thing I've ever done. Jeff, his wife Emily, and the rest of the crew at Skydive Finger Lakes went above and beyond anything I could have expected. Their enthusiasm, passion, and kindness was infectious. Anyone that's trying to experience a rush, anyone that wants to see the region from a new perspective, and anyone that's trying to push themselves should get out here, and dive. Thanks again!!!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Hamguinster wrote a review Aug 2019
Johnson City, New York73 contributions30 helpful votes
I booked a tandem jump almost a month in adavnce for m birthday. I wanted to jump on my birthday! Luckily, weather was good, and not only that, they asked if I could come in earlier to help with the flow of other jumpers.... I was beyond excited!!! Once I got there, even though it was my firsdt jump, and I told them I was jumping to spite someone... I got a high-five for my reason! that just made my day! I couldn't stop smiling.!! I was so eager to get in the plane, but the other guy hopped in first... which meant I was going to be the first out of the plane, and my smile never stopped! A nice fly over the lakes, for a nice scenic view was magical! My first jump ever, I in no way regret it! As we fell... I went wild, and spun our chute! so f%$^ing awesome! 5 stars does not do this place justice! I was on my way home, but turned around, went back, and asked if I could do another jump, Paying for it obviously...... Unfortunately they were completely booked, and could not fit in a last minute jump, which I understand, but the fact they thought it over was good enough for me.. If you are thinkin of skydyving,,,, talk to these guys! This is the BEST place to go!... BY FAR!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Maureen H wrote a review Jul 2019
Baltimore, Maryland5 contributions
Great instructors, experienced and cool pilot, and knowledgeable administration; made my kids and my first dive so easy today. Place is casual and you feel right at home. I was unsure and nervous at first, but no regrets at all!! Corkscrews were so much fun! My husband’s second dive. Our family and close friend are so glad we decided to go!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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