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How Was Skydiving Invented?

» September 26, 2017

Ever wondered how people started jumping out of planes? Here we explore the history of skydiving, who invented it and the first successful parachute jump.

Is Skydiving for You?

» September 1, 2017

Thinking about jumping out of a plane for the first time? We know how you feel. We were once in your pensive shoes daydreaming about experiencing flight.

What Makes a Good Skydiving Instructor?

» August 7, 2017

Choosing gold-star skydiving instructors seems like a no-brainer for us, because the person who guides you on the journey of your very first freefall experience can easily make or break the jump

Why Skydivers Say Skydiving is Freedom

» August 1, 2017

Why do people skydive? Is it for an adrenaline rush or the novelty of jumping from a plane? For us, skydiving is much more than an experience, it's freedom.

Is Couple Skydiving Possible?

» July 20, 2017

Skydiving couples are in no short supply on the world's dropzones, as love and freefall go hand-in-hand. If you're a first-timer planning a skydive for a date, however, the answer is a little more complicated.

3 Reasons Why Skydiving Will Make You Feel Alive

» July 11, 2017

While it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is about skydiving that makes us feel so alive -- we could probably write an entire book about it -- we've boiled it down to at least these first three.

What If the Parachute Fails to Open on a Skydive?

» June 7, 2017

Every first-time jumper has stressed about this thought... what happens if the parachute fails to open on my skydive? It might not be as dire as you think.

What Makes The Tandem Experience Comfortable?

» June 1, 2017

What goes into making the tandem skydiving experience more comfortable? Lots of things! Here's a list of what we do to grow your comfort zone in the sky.

5 Incredible Benefits of Adrenaline

» May 23, 2017

How does an adrenaline rush impact your health? Here we take a look at this powerful hormone and how it can positively benefit your body and brain.

Why Is Skydiving So Popular?

» May 16, 2017

Skydiving is more popular now than ever before. The rise of social media and skydiving in films has contributed - but what makes this sport so popular?

What Is a Skydive Landing Like?

» April 24, 2017

It's a common misconception that skydiving landings involve heavy impact. Learn more about the evolution of parachute landings and top skydive landing tips.

An Island Tour from 13,000 Feet

» April 24, 2017

Here's a quick island tour of the stunning Southport area, as seen from 13,000 feet in the sky. Experience Skydive Coastal Carolinas 3-hour tour of legend!

9 Of Our Favorite Wilmington Outdoor Adventures

» March 29, 2017

Wilmington, NC is a beloved neighbor of Skydive Coastal Carolinas. If you're planning a visit to the area, be sure to check out these amazing outdoor adventures.

Safety Training

» March 28, 2017

We will be holding a Tandem Instructor Safety Meeting with Raul Bocanergra on April 30th, 2017 between 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning. Any and all Tandem Instructors are invited to join us!

How to Convince Your Mom Skydiving is Safe

» March 28, 2017

If the idea of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane makes you less nervous than the idea of telling your mom about it, don't worry: You're in good company.

Safety Training

» March 21, 2017

Safety training was a success!

King Air

» March 21, 2017

New look on the King-Air!

What’s The Best Time of Year to Go Skydiving

» February 28, 2017

Wondering when to book that first time skydiving experience? Here are our favorite season-to-season skydiving tips for the best time of year to skydive.

Planning the Ultimate Myrtle Beach Spring Break

» February 15, 2017

Planning your itinerary for Myrtle Beach spring break 2017? Read our list of top things to do that will earn this spring break a place in the history books.

How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

» January 17, 2017

Since skydiving is so popular and accessible, asking about its safety is very fair. Considering how often we get asked the question, "how dangerous is tandem skydiving", it's clear that we should directly address this issue--and, ultimately, give hopeful jumpers a few insights about the risks and statistics involved.

Why Is Skydiving So Addictive?

» January 17, 2017

Why is skydiving so powerful? If you've never done it, it may not make a lot of sense that folks are so bonkers for the sport. Let us try to explain.

The Truth About Skydivers

» December 20, 2016

Skydivers aren't crazy! In fact, they're sensible, calculated people who know exactly what they're doing and do it with precision. Here's the truth about skydivers...

Why Skydiving is the Best Extreme Sport

» December 14, 2016

Skydiving is a true adventure sport--with true risk! It requires your full attention and participation. Here's why we think it's the best extreme sport.

3 Reasons To Add Skydiving To Your Beach Vacation

» November 21, 2016

Planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach? You're about to stumble upon the best thing our fantastic little beach town has to offer: and you won't even see it unless you know to look straight up.

How Long Does Skydiving Last

» November 8, 2016

Ever wondered how long does a skydive last? Thanks to the beauty of mental time-travel, we guarantee it'll feel longer than it actually is.

Solo Skydiving: The Greatest Adventure

» October 26, 2016

Just landed from that first tandem jump? Wondering when you can get back up there under your own parachute to experience your first skydive solo?

How To Cross Skydiving Off Of Your Bucket List

» October 25, 2016

Have you made any progress on your bucket list? Maybe it's time to start! Here's how you can rev yourself into action--and how we can help.

Best Skydiving Views

» September 12, 2016

What's the thrill in skydiving that remains exactly the same no matter how much experience you have? The correct answer, of course: the view. If you're looking for best places to skydive, Skydive Coastal Carolinas has one of the most spectacular views ranking up there with New Zealand & Hawaii.

Planning The Perfect Day In Southport

» September 7, 2016

Planning a vacation to the area? We'll help you spend the perfect day in town. Here's our local's guide of top things to do in Southport, NC!

What You Need to Know About Wingsuit Flying

» August 25, 2016

Skydiving with or without a wingsuit is a beautiful and freeing experience, and the pursuit of wingsuit flying turns the skydiving journey into an exciting mission with a challenging goal.

How Scary is Skydiving? (Not As Scary As You Might Think)

» August 9, 2016

When we tell first-time skydivers that skydiving is way more fun than it is scary, they sometimes look at us like we've grown another arm and started speaking Dothraki. While we could always use another hand and we quite like dragons, the fact remains: we're telling the actual, factual truth. Is skydiving scary, sure! But, it's a lot less scary than you think it is. Here's why.

How to Get Over the Fear of Skydiving

» July 19, 2016

It's not uncommon to have a fear of skydiving before your first jump. It can often be the fear of the unknown that scares you more than anything. Here are a few things to bear in mind prior to your jump.

Why Is Skydiving So Expensive?

» July 6, 2016

For a first-time tandem skydiver, the cost of a single skydive might be a little boggling. Here we look behind the scenes of why skydiving ain't cheap.

Tandem Skydiving: 5 of Your FAQs Answered

» June 22, 2016

A first-time tandem skydiving experience begs lots of questions! As we've been happily answering them for years, we're excited to let you in on a few lesser-known "secrets" of the sport. Read on for more information.

First Time Skydiving: What You Don’t Expect

» June 7, 2016

What is skydiving like? Many first timers have preconceived notions about what to expect on their first jump. What you read here may surprise you.

Tandem Skydiving: How We're Different

» May 25, 2016

Before you book your tandem skydive, here are a few things you might like to know about Skydive Coastal Carolinas.

What Does Tandem Skydiving Feel Like?

» May 9, 2016

If you are considering a tandem skydive over Myrtle Beach or are anticipating your upcoming skydive, you're probably wondering what it's going to feel like.

Here, we try to explain the sensation of tandem skydiving, and also dispel a few myths.

Newest Jump Plane For Skydiving in NC

» April 26, 2016

Skydive Coastal Carolinas has been skydiving in NC for 20 years, but we've never had a jump plane this awesome! Do you live in Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville or Wilmington? We invite you to come check out our new Beechcraft King Air B90 for yourself and see the North Carolina coastline like you've never seen it before.

Planning a Myrtle Beach Vacation? 5 Reasons Skydiving at SCC Should Be On the List!

» April 4, 2016

Skydive Coastal Carolinas is the premier skydiving center for the Carolinas for several reasons, but there's nothing better than our location. Our views are truly hard to beat!

rat hole gear sales and rentals

» February 23, 2016

The Rat Hole is open!

Jumper Spotlight: Blake Strong

» September 30, 2014

Blake Strong has aviation and skydiving in his DNA. As the son of Coastal Carolinas owner, Brian Strong, Blake has known nothing but jumping out of airplanes! Many of the beautiful photos we highlight on our Facebook page and website are a result of Blake's escapades above Oak and Bald Head Islands. Learn more about Blake... his interests and passions in this week's Jumper Spotlight.

An Interview With Brian Strong

» September 18, 2014

Brian Strong has spent the majority of his life in both skydiving and aviation. An entrepreneur at heart, Brian has lived a life that many can only dream about because he has followed the path less traveled, by following his passions.

Why Jump From a Perfectly Good Airplane?

» September 8, 2014

Why Jump from a Perfectly Good Airplane?

Why would anyone want to jump from a perfectly good airplane? If a skydiver was given a dollar for every time they heard that... they'd be rich. It's hard for people to get their heads around this concept. Most skydivers find it difficult to explain the 'why' for this so called madness, but here's the answer... FREEDOM.

Skydiving 101: The Lexicon Explained

» August 26, 2014

If you don't hang around the DZ (skydive center) very much, you may be unfamiliar with many of the terms used. Brush up on some skydiving basics that are used everyday without thinking twice. The terms used here center around the basic introduction to skydiving like where we jump and the equipment used.

Skydiving: What You Should Know

» August 25, 2014

If you're thinking of making a skydive, we offer a few tips to help you have best experience. Most skydiving centers don't tell you these things and many of our students don't know to ask! Here we offer What You Need To Know.

What's Happening in Skydiving?

» August 25, 2014

So it's the end of summer, is the skydiving season winding down? Not even close! There are five major events that the world will be watching! Click to find out what they are!

The Rewards of Skydiving

» August 25, 2014

Skydiving has many risks, but have you considered the rewards? The rewards of skydiving are many and is why we choose to "jump from perfectly good airplanes."

Skydiving Myths Revealed!

» August 18, 2014

Watch any news report about skydiving and you'll find that the majority of the facts are incorrect. There's a lot of misinformation out there, so we clear up some commonly asked questions about skydiving in this week's article - Skydiving Myths Revealed (sound like it could be on TV with Unsolved Mysteries or soemthing...haha!)

The Best Views in Skydiving

» August 15, 2014

Making a skydive is life changing. Making a skydive with an extraordinary view... awe-inspiring. Seeing the beauty of this world from 10,000 feet gives perspective and gratitude for the world we live in. There are hundreds of skydiving centers located around the United States and we've jumped at the majority of them! We got together made our list... the best views in skydiving!

The Top 5 Skydiving Movies

» August 12, 2014

There have been some great movies that showcase skydiving, but we list the Top 5 Movies that brought people to dropzones in droves! We list the Top 5 Most Influential Skydiving Movies!

The Top 10 Skydiving World Records

» August 11, 2014

Records are made to be broken, but there are a few that will stand the test of time! The staff of Skydive Coastal Carolinas have created the Top 10 Skydiving World Records List... and they are impressive! What makes all of these records so amazing is the coordination and personal financial cost that each participant incurs to be part of formal record breaking attempt. Outside of Red Bull Stratos, little if any sponsorship is given which makes these records that much more impressive!

We present to you, our Top Ten List!

11 Questions With Bob Stephens

» August 5, 2014

Bob Stephens has been skydiving for 25 years and is as passionate today as he was when he first started. To date, Bob has made over 4,400 skydives and plans to make many more! He is passionate about his students and safety is his number one concern. Learn more about Bob and his interests in this weeks, 11 Questions With...

5 Tips for Selecting a Skydiving Center

» July 29, 2014

There are lots of drop zones in the United States who offer skydiving, but no two drop zones are the same! There isn't a manual out there telling you what to look for.... so we're here to share some insider knowledge!

10 AMAZING Reasons to Skydive

» July 29, 2014

Why would you skydive out of a perfectly good plane? Good question! To answer this age old question... we provide you with the top ten reasons....

The Best Looking Jump Planes in the World!

» July 28, 2014

It can be argued that Skydive Coastal Carolinas has two of the most beautiful planes in the skydiving world! Why? Because we love to paint in our paint shop and make our planes more unique than any other in the industry! As you can imagine, there's a lot of work that goes into making them look this good!

Top 5 Adventure Activities on Oak Island

» July 24, 2014

Are you spending anytime on Oak Island or Bald Head Island this summer? Have a sense of adventure? We rate the top 5 Adventure Activities in the area!

Top 5 Dropzone Dance Offs!

» July 21, 2014

It's the hottest sensation to sweep through the skydiving world!!! The DZ Dance Off! Through the first month, we rank the top 5 videos of the DropZone Dance Off!

11 Questions With Laura Mullen

» July 21, 2014

Laura Mullen is AMAZING! In her 15 year skydiving career, Laura has amassed more than 10,000 skydives, 9 BASE jumps, has become a tandem and AFF instructor, owned her own dropzone and now (fortunately for us) calls Skydive Coastal Carolinas home! Any of our students fortunate enough to have jumped with her are always in for a great treat because of her care and attention to safety and detail. There is no one better than Laura Mullen! Learn more about her in this week's 10 Questions With...

The Physics Of Skydiving

» July 21, 2014

Did You Know: You Don't Feel Like You're Falling

When Felix Baumgartner exited the capsule from the edge of space with the Red Bull Stratos project, he became supersonic because of the thinness of the air at such a high altitude. Simply put, because of the lack of air molecules, there was little resistance on Felix's body which allowed him to reach the dangerous speed of 846mph - faster than the speed of sound!