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“WOW! The single best experience of our lives! And Pacific is THE BEST!!!!”

Pacific Skydiving Center
Ranked #16 of 53 Tours in Haleiwa
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Owner description: Located on the extreme West North Shore of Oahu, Pacific Skydiving Center is the most scenic Hawaii skydiving dropzone, conveniently located one hour from Waikiki.Join our experienced staff for an adventure you won't forget over the spectacular North Shore of Oahu! We welcome you every day from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm (later on weekends) weather permitting.
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Los Angeles, California
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“WOW! The single best experience of our lives! And Pacific is THE BEST!!!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2007

The last reviewer must have confused Pacific with one of the other places.... they were SO nice, SO friendly, SO accommodating...

We want to thank Wally and Stefan for taking us on our first jumps! But hopefully not our last! We had to wait ALL DAY because we showed up a little late, and the weather was crap, but it was all worth it in the end.

They have a good sense of humor, but take this dangerous sport very seriously. Their plane is the biggest and best - it's a JET that gets you up to 14,000 feet in only a few minutes. You freefall for a LONG TIME.

All in all, it was AMAZING. We still get chills just thinking about it!

3 Thank Andre S
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“Unhappy skydivers”
Reviewed July 20, 2006

What a bunch of grumpy, unhappy people at this place. They jumped out of a small aircraft and not the one shown in their advertising. When I asked about their "guarantee" they siad that they did not understand...the guy didn't speak English very good. What a joke.

7 Thank Guyisajerk
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“Skydving; Over the Ocean and Under the Sun”
Reviewed July 31, 2005

Skydiving is one of the most amazing things I have ever done. If you like an adrenaline rush then you should definitely try this sport at least once in your life-time. Part of the experience is going with a good, safe, friendly business - "Pacific International Skydiving Center" at Dillingham Airfield is just that. They greeted us with friendly smiles, showed us a safety video, and then sent us off on the experience of our lives. What is so thrilling about jumping out of an airplane is that so many emotions run through you as you prepare to jump and as you fly through the sky. First you are almost paralyzed with fear, nerves, and anxiety as you await your turn to be harnessed in. This is when you begin to wonder whether you really want to go through with this. 15,000 is no little jump! That is how high the "Pacific International Skydiving Center" takes you. Questions like, "Will I be able to jump?", " Is it really worth the risk?", "Can I back out if I want to?", "Do those people really know what they are doing over there as they chat and pack the parachutes?", "What was I thinking?" Then when you step into their small plane you go numb and the butterflies start to kick in. You have a nervous smile plastered across your face and you see similar smile all around you. The plane ride itself is a little scary, with 2 metal benches running along either side of the plane from front to back. They have you sitting facing the tail end of the plane with your back to the pilots. You get crammed in like sardines and get very well acquainted with your instructor who sits behind you, and your cameraman who is in front of you. This is no time to get Closter phobic! The friendly and lively instructors start to chat back and forth between them and share some skydiving horror stories, just in case you were not already nervous. It is all part of the fun and entertainment :) The plane starts to climb and you can't help but to look at the beautiful sight outside your window. The varying blues of the ocean, the crashing waves and white foam crumpling over, and the striking blue of the almost cloudless Hawaiian sky. You try to look away but y can't. You begin to wonder what it will feel like to fall through those whisks of clouds you spot. You question your sanity and then turn to your friends for reassurance, but they are looking to you for the same thing. You flash them a nervous smile and try not to let them see how nervous you are but then your leg starts to shake uncontrollably. So you try to steady your nerves by breathing deeply and humming to yourself. The time has come, and the instructor signals that it is time to go. The door to the airplane is opened. The next thing you know you are watching those in front of you jump and you realize there is no turning back. When your feet are on the edge, you get a smile from your cameraman and a reassuring pat on the back from your instructor who is strapped in behind you. You begin to feel your instructor rocking back and forth to gain momentum and you realize he has not told you when exactly you will be jumping, once again all part of the master plan. Will it happen after the 3rd rock back, or the forth?? Too late now, the next thing you know you have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. The wind is rushing around you making it hard to breathe. A few seconds into it, and a few screams later, you realize you are still alive and are flying and falling through the sky at a ridiculous speed of 120 MPH. You fill up with pride and are so grateful that you went through with the jump because you can't imagine anything more exciting or exhilarating that you this feeling you have right now. You can't spot smiling but are not sure what to do when you spot your friendly cameraman right in front of you recording every moment, every gasp, every scream... you want to look cool for your video so you wave and give him the shaka sign. When your instructor pulls the shoot and now you get to enjoy the beautiful views Hawaii and the North Shore have to offer. If you are thinking about going skydiving then consider doing it in Hawaii and definitely go with "Pacific International Skydiving Center", the safe, fun, friendly way to go. They have an impeccable record and the world's friendliest and most experienced instructors. I guarantee all you will want to do if get back on that plane and fly again; over the ocean and under the sun.

8 Thank LRey76
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