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Address: 160 Aviation Way, Suite C, Watsonville, CA 95076-2095
Phone Number:
+1 831-435-5169
10:00 - 19:00
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

We are the only skydiving operator in Santa Cruz County and we boast THE...

We are the only skydiving operator in Santa Cruz County and we boast THE BEST coastal views of any Drop Zone in California. We land just a short distance inland and you will have amazing views of our beautiful Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a scenic plane ride right above the spectacular Monterey Bay with Santa Cruz in the North and Monterey in the South.We are a family run skydiving operator that strives to provide a very personalized service. With us you will never feel “like a number”. Although our instructors have each done thousands of skydives we will never treat “your first time” like just another jump”. I personally have done well over 8.500 safe skydives and some of our instructors have been on formation world records.Enjoy: -Unbeatable Coastal Views of the entire Monterey Bay-Best Safety Records-Most Experienced Tandem Instructors-Amazing Scenic Flight to Altitude- Unique Videos Cover the Freefall AND the Canopy Ride-Check out our personalized Gift Certificates (Best Present EVER!!!)With Skydive Surfcity you will never feel like just another jump. Although our instructors have done many thousands of safe skydives we do realize that YOUR jump may be YOUR first.

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Fantastic experience with amazing instructors!

Did a tandem jump with instructor, Steffan and my wife's instructor, Dan. They were great and guided us patiently throughout! Highly recommended for any one doing their maiden... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a tandem jump with instructor, Steffan and my wife's instructor, Dan. They were great and guided us patiently throughout! Highly recommended for any one doing their maiden skydive! Thanks for the wonderful experience!!

Thank pRedAtov
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This place has amazing ocean views and extremely experienced instructors. It was incredible to see Monterey on one side of the bay and Santa Cruz on the other and skydiving over it all! I was staring at the ocean all the way up to altitude and all the way down. There was no shortage of breath taking ocean views. My... More 

Thank Jessica Y
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much!! I was so nervous and really wasn't sure if I would be able to jump out of a plane but the guys at Skydive Surfcity really looked after me! It was the best thing I have ever done! DO it, and do it with these guys they are fantastic and really look after you. Can't wait... More 

Thank ElizabethEvans140
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stopped off at Skydive Surfcity on our road trip between San Francisco and LA to do our first tandem skydives. We had booked our skydive reservation a few months in advance for the 10am slot but the owner Volker emailed the week before to ask if we wanted to move it a little later to avoid... More 

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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great experience and worth every penny. But, I wasn't too happy with my SkyDiving video as the trainer completely diverted the camera while landing. But overall it was excellent.

Thank Shantanu G
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

First time skydiving. Did a tandem jump from 10,000 feet and it was a blast. I felt safe the entire time. Paid for the photo package also and now have some really nice pictures that I will always cherish.

Thank TheHeavenlyHeatherly
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

the attracrion by itself is incredible-great views, fast preparations and just incredible feel while you jump (my first skydive). i would definitly come again if i will be in the area although one small issue which was ,probably, my feeling: the instructor. he looked un-interested and generally had a 'i-dont-want-to-be-here' look, while the other instructor with the other jumper was... More 

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Skydivesurfcity, Manager at Skydive Surfcity -Santa Cruz, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your review. It really helps us to know where we stand and to improve our experience. We are glad that you loved the ocean views and the jump. We are sorry to hear that your instructor's look seemed uninterested. The experience level of our instructors is way above industry standard. Currently the average jump... More 

Berkeley, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We found Skydive Surfcity on Trip Advisor for our first time jump, and we were so happy with our choice! Volker and his team made us all feel 100% safe throughout the whole procedure; there were 8 of us who jumped for the first time and we all were so happy we were in their hands. Making appointments on line... More 

Thank Pearl B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

This is a free fall and also amazing this is Where I landed I landed in watsonville Ramsey Park😲😲, I have been in the world of difference between the ages of my life and death of passengers and I will not be able to do it for the next couple of weeks.

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Piedmont, California
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Skydiving isn't one of those activities where one plops down the credit card and simply enjoys the ride. This was an activity where I was looking for some serious confidence-building professionalism. On the other hand, I wasn't looking for the somber professionalism of, say, a heart surgeon. What I found at Skydive Surfcity was a perfect mix of professionalism and... More 

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