Within our industry, many websites give the appearance that there is a skydiving center in a particular town or city but the website is a front for a booking agent or third-party operator.
Calling the published number, usually an 800 number, will direct you to a call center that takes payment for a skydiving dropzone in a different location. Not only is this a misrepresentation of the skydiving center’s location, but consumers are often charged a much higher rate so the third party can build a hefty margin.
When making a reservation, take care to note:
- Physical Location – Find an operation’s street address on the website and ensure it corresponds with an airport.
- Local Phone Number – An 800 number alone is not an indicator of a booking agent or third-party operator, but a direct number is a clue that the dropzone is legit.
- USPA Membership – Be sure the DZ you’re booking with is a member of the United States Parachute Association. The USPA sets our industry’s safety requirements and ensures compliance.
- Clarify – Before making payment, confirm the exact physical location of the skydiving center.
Skydive Coastal Carolinas is independently owned, located at 4019 Long Beach Road in Southport, NC operating out of the Cape Fear Regional Jetport. We are a member of the USPA and are passionate about our customers!