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Our Skydiving Roots Run Deep
We’re a family-run business. Our DZOs are father-and-son team Brian and Blake Strong, and not-so-little brother Connor will soon gain his wings. Everything we do is personal and 100% driven by our passion to not only share but also to advance the sport.
At SCC, we take an enormous amount of pride in our unique ability to provide professional skydiving services in a dream-come-true location, and we cannot wait to count you among our guests.
Jump with us, y’all.
SCC founder Brian Strong had big dreams of becoming a skydiver from childhood. Once he was of age he joined the military with the idea of having a long career as a paratrooper, but the service wasn’t for him and after a few years he pivoted to the civilian scene. He lived in Florida and in Connecticut before settling in sunny North Carolina.
In 1996, he opened a dropzone in Green Sea, SC with the assumption that the 45-minute trek inland would be a breeze for vacationers interested in adding adrenaline to their getaway. Unfortunately, the tourist traffic never materialized. He understood that being an appealing “beach DZ” required being on the beach.
After searching for the perfect site, in 2001 Brian moved the operation to picturesque Southport, NC where he rebranded to Skydive Coastal Carolinas. His initial vision came to fruition, and tourists, military personnel, and locals all fell in love with our gem of a DZ.
Today, SCC annually shares our incredible sport with thousands of tandem jumpers, AFF students, and experienced skydivers. For some, we’re an outlet for a bucket list adventure. For others, we serve as home base. We are grateful for every guest and look forward to a future of nothin’ but blue skies!
Meet Our DZOs
Brian Strong has earned more than 1,500 jumps over the last 40 years. He holds his Commercial Pilot License, Master Rigger Certificate, and FAA AirFrame License, and has taught over 5,000 First Jump Students as a Static Line and Tandem Instructor. Whether you plan on jumping or not, stop in and meet Brian. His stories are amazing.
Blake Strong grew up in the hangar and was a quintessential DZ rat. He started packing canopies at age of 14 and made his first jump as soon as he hit 18. After taking time away to earn a degree, Blake returned to the sport with fervor and today is a Senior Rigger, AFF-I, Videographer, and Coach with more than 1,500 jumps.