Best Global Skydive Locations

There are a vast array of dropzones in different countries for skydiving, all offering superb skydive tuition and accommodation. To get you started, here are some of the best skydiving areas in the world.

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Czech Republic skydiving

If you want a very affordable opportunity for skydiving, then look no further than the Czech Republic. Pribram dropzone is just a 40 minute drive South from Prague. English speaking instructors provide at least eight hours of ground based training before you make your first freefall descent. A cameraman will also jump with you allowing you and your instructors an opportunity to analyse your jump.

Spain skydiving

Empuriabrava is now one of the top three skydiving centres in the world and provides a superb location for skydiving abroad, with excellent tuition by English speaking instructors and fantastic weather conditions. Empuriabrava is a favourite dropzone for many of the world's skydive teams to use as a training location.

USA skydiving

Perris Valley Skydiving Centre based in California, is the largest skydiving centre in North America. The dropzone offers superb courses for novice jumpers who want to get into skydiving abroad, as well as an on site wind tunnel which is an awesome aid to training.

The centre offers various accommodation options, from on-site bunkhouses to nearby hotels and the hours and hours of California sunshine ensure you get many jumps in during your course!

Dubai skydiving

Why not fly over the best scenic beach and palm views that Dubai has to offer? The city, born literally out of the sand, offers cheaper rates than both the US and Europe by over 60 per cent, however you will want to pick an excellent sun-filled day and not a windy or cloudy one, so try to stay for a few nights if you attempt to do this to ensure you get to jump. Palm drop zone is an obvious Dubai favourite.

Australia and New Zealand

The great thing about skydiving in a place such as Australia or New Zealand is that you can see the views which are considered world renowned such as the Great Barrier Reef. Australia’s World Heritage Rainforest has the great addition of some golden sand beaches. Head over to Queensland or Cairns, these places are phenomenal, while Queenstown is effectively the mecca for skydivers or thrill seekers in general.

South Africa

South Africa is your answer if you’re looking to skydive in one of the most southerly places to skydive on the planet. Plattenberg Bay has excellent views from above, and shows wildlife hotspots and if you’re lucky you may even see a whale. South Africa has numerous long established and reputable skydiving clubs close to Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and Bloemfontein.

Texas, USA

Due to the way that Texas is naturally laid out, you’ll find that from above you can see for a few hundred miles in every direction. This is perfect for when you’re trying to observe the wonders of natural earth, especially the wide stretching plains of America. Better yet, there’s many sunset jumps available at the right times, so try and catch those if you can! Good options include Skydive Spaceland-Dallas and Texas Skydiving Center.

Interlaken, Switzerland

This is without a doubt one of the most favoured locations in Europe, due to its interesting geography where the top half of the mountains are snowy peaks which meet the lower half that is a greeny brown land. This location is often a must-see choice on many would-be skydiving fanatics because of the panoramic view it offers. Skydive Interlaken provides great opportunities to jump from around 15,000 feet while enjoying the French, Austrian, Italian and Germanic views.

Namib Desert, Namibia

This is the direct opposite of the place above. Here, you’ll experience all that the sand dunes have to offer, with the Atlantic Ocean’s blue right in the background and endless blue skies providing a perfect panoramic view. Swakopmund Skydiving Club is one of Namibia's best drop zones.