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!