Skydive Long Island
Skydive Long Island
4.5
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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4.5
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Randy
Connecticut87 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
First you sign your life away. Then comes the excitement of a lifetime. Then you do it AGAIN!!!!

I have not flown in years but up until now I had an equal number of takeoffs and landings. 4 or 5000. Everything from puddle jumpers to jets. With that experience I was looking for safe planes, a safe airport environment, and a high level of professionalism. I wasn't interested in small seat of the pants start up outfits.

Sky Dive Long Island has what I am looking for. Even better the field they operate out of is the old Grumann facility. Made for military aircraft but closed to the public so you don't have other aircraft to worry about.

The airplane is a Cessna Caravan. It's a fairly large single engine turbo prop. Turbo Props are the engines used by the commuter airlines. They have much better reliability and safety record than the typical piston engine. They also have a big power advantage. It is also worth noting that twin engined aircraft do not offer a safety advantage over the single engine Caravan. When one engine quits in a typical piston aircraft it is coming down...period.

So, there you are sitting on the floor of the aircraft, your legs hanging out into the breeze. Your not sitting on the ground....your at 13,300 FEET! You see the New York City skyline, the coast of Connecticut, the Atlantic Ocean! You are wondering WHAT AM I DOING HERE!!!!! Then your falling, tumbling, your senses are overwhelmed. Your not scared, things are happening to fast for that. Just a blurr as as land and sky merge.

Your instructor pulls the drogue and the world reorients itself. Up and down are back where they belong. Once again you can see New York, Connecticut, and the Ocean. Now you are in free fall like they show you in the pictures. There is no sense of falling. The wind is whistling past your face but there is no real sense of speed either.

Finally, your Instructor pulls the ripcord and you settle into a seated position to site see. Much too soon you approach the ground and swoop in for a gentle landing much like a bird.

It's over for now. You know there will be a next time!
Written October 28, 2013
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Deven S
New York City, NY33 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
I went with a lot of apprehension, but was pleasantly surprised with a smooth “sign your life away” process! The instructors for my son & me were very personable (Lego & Ash). They made us very comfortable and off we flew! What a thrill ride it was. Can not explain it in words, you have to experience it yourself. If you have always wanted to do it, go here! Amazing views of the South Shore, Fire Island and amazing people! Highly recommended! Go and DIVE!
Written April 26, 2019
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Rose D
Amityville, NY60 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
My husband is the one who skydived. It was his first time and he loved it. He had Roberto as his instructor. Roberto was great and has a very fun personality. This is a wonderful company with personable employees. I would definitely return and recommend your company to family and friends. Thanks for the fantastic experience.

Sincerely,
Rose Davis
Written August 17, 2018
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Alan S
1 contribution
Feb 2015 • Solo
I prepaid a training level jump and am unable to get in contact with Skydive LI in regards to receiving a refund, anyone have any idea how to go about getting a refund?
Written January 14, 2016
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Alan, Skydive Long Island closed its doors in 2015 with the previous owner wishing to retire and sell the property. We hope you were able to get a resolution with receiving a refund. If not, please contact us and we’ll submit your information to the previous owner’s attorney. Skydive Long Island is now under new ownership at a new address, in Shirley, NY. We feel it’s important to share this information as we begin a new era under this brand. We hope you were able to get a resolution!
Written April 3, 2017
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RS86
Long Island68 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
I have to tell you skydive Long Island is a great operation. They recently moved into a new hanger on the old Grumman property. The staff and equipment are top-notch. I have done three tandem jumps with them now and it gets better every time. All the guys I have jumped were great. I would be lying if I didn't say it's pretty scary first time but it's worth every second. I think everyone should try this at least once in their lifetime, it's just so amazing!
Written May 13, 2014
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libeaches1
Patchogue, NY13 contributions
My husband did his first jump here about a year and a half ago. He couldn't stop raving about the experience. Everyone seemed professional and fun.
Written May 22, 2013
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Praveen
Pune, India4 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
In North Eastern United States this is the place to skydive . The facility is great and people very cool . Eddie is a Fun guy and i did not fell scared jumping out with him . Here's video of my Tandem Skyjump with these guys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlML5P1BNIM
Written June 21, 2014
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Terry S
Miller Place, NY617 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
Never thought I'd jump out of a plane but OMG! what a great experience. The staff here is friendly and informative would highly recommend going!
Written January 19, 2014
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Housemouse901
Bayport, New York208 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
I went with a couple of friends and we had a blast. In the beginning, I wasn't sure if I would do it but once there I saw a lot of people doing it so I went ahead and it was truly a great experience. Kudos to all the instructors they were very nice and professional. A must try!
Written August 25, 2013
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Fakhriddin R
2 contributions
May 2021
One of the best things I have ever done in my life!!! Very professional and friendly staff. Instructors are the best people in the world. I felt like I knew them for all my life. Edu, you are great!
Written May 12, 2021
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