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Skydiving in Puerto Vallarta – All You Need to Know

Skydiving in Puerto Vallarta – All You Need to Know

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Skydiving in Puerto Vallarta has to be one of the most amazing experiences Mexico has to offer. Beautiful beach landings, amazing sunsets, and not to mention, the best views you could possibly ask for!

For most people, working up the courage to make their first jump out of an airplane can be daunting (trust me I’ve been there), especially in another country.

I skydive solo as a hobby. I am rather new to the sport and to date have only completed 31 solo jumps. To you, that might sound like a lot, but in reality, it’s not.

Skydiving is a sport where thousands of jumps are required to be considered “experienced.” I am an Australian “A license” holder and have jumped at 4 different drop zones around the world. Due to the fact that I am new to the sport, safety is a huge concern to me, and jumping around safe people is the most important thing!

The majority of people reading this will likely be contemplating doing a tandem jump (jumping attached to an experienced instructor) and with that, probably have a few questions.

So, in this post I want to give an unbiased review of skydiving in Puerto Vallarta touching on safety, atmosphere, and much more.

Note: The company that offers skydiving in Puerto Vallarta is called “Vallarta Skydive.” Although this blog does contain affiliate links, in no way is this a sponsored post, this is just my experience to provide you with relevant information. 

The Safety of Skydiving in Puerto Vallarta

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Me, skydiving in Puerto Vallarta

Skydive Puerto Vallarta is a very safe and professional company to skydive with. They follow the USPA (United States Parachute Association) standards.

When choosing a place to skydive, making sure that they follow the safety standards of a governing body is important as it sets the standards for equipment maintenance, licenses, training and many other factors in the sport.

You can secure your skydive with Skydive Vallarata online here!

Me, packing up my parachute after a jump.

As for me, from the moment I contacted the team at Skydive Vallarta about jumping solo again after an 8 month break, I was asked many questions in order to determine the necessary steps/training to get me in the sky again. I met with the owner upon my arrival and sat down to discuss some of my experiences and check my licenses before a coach took me for a 3 hour training refresher.

Since I hadn’t jumped in a while, Skydive Vallarta’s concern about my safety was a huge relief and a testament to their focus on safety as a company. After getting to know the jumpers more, I found out that the experience the tandem instructors had was huge (with one guy having over 16,000 jumps!)

Skydive Puerto Vallarta’s equipment was all well maintained. Equipment pre-checks before taking off as well as in the plane took place to ensure jumping was very safe. This combined with the years of experience from the team, my time skydiving in Puerto Vallarta a fun memory which I won’t forget.

Related Read: While you’re in Puerto Vallarta, be sure to head to the nearby town of Sayulita where there’s plenty of fun things to do and see!

The View!

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The views from above are simply amazing! Photo credit: Skydive Vallarta

As far as places to skydive, Puerto Vallarta is up there with one of the most breathtaking views! From 12,000 feet you get some great views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful beaches.

One thing I loved about jumping there was landing on the beach! During the time I spent skydiving in Puerto Vallarta, I witnessed many tandems jumping out at different locations so they could land right out the front of their own hotel! The beach that Skydive Vallarta lands at is in the Hotel Zone – one of the best places to stay in Puerto Vallarta.

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A tandem landing at sunset!

My favorite time to jump is always at sunset. The beautiful red and yellow array of color that fills the sky only adds to the experience and makes for the best landing photos.

For other great adrenaline-filled experiences, check out the best excursions in Puerto Vallarta! Our blog outlines everything from top-rated ATV to zipline tours and more!

The Team

One thing that makes skydiving in Puerto Vallarta so amazing is the people. The friendly atmosphere and welcoming smiles at Skydive Vallarta made everyone who jumped have an amazing time even before they got into the plane!

Most of the jumpers had spent a lot of time jumping in the United States and all spoke fluent English. With the tens of thousands of jumps between them, the crew at Skydive Puerto Vallarta are, in my opinion, professionals in the sport.

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After my first landing in Puerto Vallarta

Overall, I believe you won’t find a more professional skydive club than Skydive Vallarta. We all want to push the limits and experience amazing things and here you can do that knowing you’re in great hands.

Book your spot with Skydive Vallarta online in advance – these guys are very busy and you’d hate to miss out!

I love the sport of skydiving and it will be something I continue to do for a long time. However, for most people it is a bucket list experience, you know, that thing you do once and never again – like me with my first jump! But no matter what your reasons, skydiving in Puerto Vallarta is one experience you’ll never forget!

Be sure to check out our blog about all the amazing things to do in Puerto Vallarta! We’ve included a ton of unique suggestions that are sure to keep you busy during your holiday including the best restaurant in Puerto Vallarta!

If you have any more questions I will leave you with the link to Skydive Vallarta’s website here. Through the website, you can contact one of their professional staff and get any questions you may have answered before you book your jump!


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