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“"Awesome-est" thing I've ever done!!!”
Review of Skydive Las Vegas

Skydive Las Vegas
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Owner description: Skydive Las Vegas -- the first-time skydive experts. Jump out of our perfectly good airplane, freefall at 120 MPH, then enjoy the parachute flight while taking in spectacular views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River and the Las Vegas Strip. Skydive Las Vegas has been in operation since 1993 and is Nevada's longest running student skydiving center and the first to specialize in first-time tandem skydiving. We are located at the Boulder City Airport in Boulder City which is only minutes away from the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. When you are in the airplane and in freefall you can see the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, the beautiful golf courses of Boulder City, the Las Vegas Strip, Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire and more! Our landing zone is located right next to our facility making it easy for your friends and family watch you jump and land right in from of them. After landing, you walk right back into our facility and celebrate the most exciting thing you've ever done. We use only the finest state-of-the-art equipment and airplanes. We fly new PAC-750XL skydiving airplane that can carry up to 7-8 tandem jumpers (14-16 people) per load. The PAC-750XL is the only airplane in the world built specifically for skydiving. Our skydiving equipment is the latest and safest available today. We offer complimentary transportation from the Las Vegas Strip in pristine shuttle vans. We have the largest and nicest skydiving facility in Nevada, complete with a large air-conditioned lobby, restrooms, HD television for your viewing pleasure, snack and soda machines, and most importantly a Starbucks Coffee machine that brews fresh ground Starbucks coffee.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“"Awesome-est" thing I've ever done!!!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

They pick you up at Mandalay Bay and on the 30 minute drive to the airport you'll fill out paperwork and watch the short "how-to" videos. Once there you choose your package and then they run you through your two primary positions. Then it's out and up into this tiny flying sardine can. The instructor/guide/photographers exude confidence and they quickly have you convinced that you CAN fly. Once you tumble out of the plane it's 45 seconds of terror as you plummet to the earth (15000 feet below you) followed by absolute serenity as the canopy opens up and you float to the ground like a feather over the next 4 or 5 minutes. I would absolutely do it again...it was the most fantastic fabulous thing I've ever done. Of course you're going to have them film it for you and the guides do a wonderful job of it, skillfully interspersing interviews with you with shots of the backgrounds with great facial expressions. Be warned ladies, they seem to love to load the planes in such a way that a girl always jumps first (as my unfortunate date found out the hard way)...I suspect they do this to ensure that none of the guys back out. An absolute MUST DO!!!!

Visited April 2013
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“once in a lifetime do it do it do it”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

terrified but well worth it, it costs $314 to helicopter over lake mead and the grand canyon or $199 to skydive straight at it at 120 mph i chose the latter and im sooo glad i did, its an early 7 am start to the pick up wich is opposite mandalay quite a trek and then a 30 minute mini van drive watching a dvd which explains all the dangers and pitfalls of skydiving then a 6 page disclaimer need to be signed before a weigh in suite up and harness on followed by a nervous hour wait for your jump slot if you make it this far your in for an unforgettable day, the dvd is steep at $99 but you will be so happy to be alive and proud you did it you wont even care , thanks guys

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great experience.”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

It was my 1st time skydiving. From pick-up to drop off, the staff were helpful, friendly and made all of us more comfortable with our jump. They are very organized and had groups moving quickly. Their location is great, with great views and only 30 mins from the Strip. They provide the transporation, jumpsuit and lockers. Only things you need to bring are payment, ID and proper clothes. They only negative is that they seem a little pushy to get you to buy their photo or video package. The jump was incredible and if you are thinking about going skydiving, choose Skydive Las Vegas.

Visited March 2013
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Salt lake city
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“The best experience of our lives!!”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Wow! We jumped out of a perfectly good airplane on our 20th anniversary March 20,2013. We booked this trip several months in advance with Kara. She was the best from beginning to end!
Answered all our questions, helped us book the anniversary package which included, champagne, glasses and t-shirts! Danyell was awesome at calling us to confirm our reservation the day before.
The day of the jumped we met our instructors, Kevin & Dan! What an amazing group of people! The instructors make you feel like YOU CAN do anything. Allot of fears were gone as soon as I met Kevin. He really knows his stuff.. thanks Kevin!
When we landed there was a photographer with champagne in hand! The picture and video package is definitely worth every penny!
Thank you sky dive Las Vegas! You guys & gals are the cream of the crop and the best of the best!

Visited March 2013
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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“Most amazing experience!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

It was an amazing experience and i will never forget this day.

Pick-up service was puntual and the drive to the airport was aprox. 1 hour. Waiting time at the base was a bit long, but there was a snack/coffee machine.

The quality of the pictures is quite poor which is a shame, i think they are taken off the video. But the video itself is quite cool, though the watermark is a bit disturing.

Still a worthwhile experience!

Visited April 2012
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