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Best Places to Skydive in Miami: A Thrill of a Lifetime

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Well, if elephants can do it, you can too! Jump a whopping 10,000 feet over South Florida's memorizing blue ocean and bays and get a thrill of a lifetime.

Miami is an ideal place to skydive because it offers several options for all levels of skydivers, including one of the most dramatic diving scenes in the United States. From 10,000 feet, you'll be in free-fall for around 40 seconds, followed by 4 to 5 minutes fall under parachute as you come into land with a high dosage of adrenaline and a new level of self-confidence.

For those that have never jumped, the term "Tandem skydiving" mentioned in this article, means that you will be connected to an instructor via a harness. The instructor will guide you through the whole jump from exit through freefall, piloting the canopy, and landing.

Average price of a skydive is around $300 but we strongly recommend that you check out our discount partner Groupon for deals anywhere from 10% up to 70%. Latest discounts can be found here.

1 - Skydive Miami

Skydive Miami offers premier drop-zones in Miami including the following services listed below:

- Tandem skydiving for first timers - Learn to skydive classes - Jump experiences for expert divers - Photo & video services

- For skydiving discounts, click here

Address: 28730 S.W. 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030

Telephone: 305-759-3483

Website: Skydive Miami

2 - Miami Skydiving Center

Miami Skydiving Center provides skydiving jumps from up to two miles high lasting up to 45 seconds of free-fall. Expect to travel 120 mph and feel the adrenaline rush as you soar over the city! For the the latest discounts and special promotions click here.

The only drop zone in Miami, Florida with RVT Video Technology and scenic flights over the Atlantic with every tandem jump. According to Miami Skydiving Center, "If you’ve never jumped before, you’ll be amazed at how easy the training is and how fun our tandem jumps are!"

Address: Miami Skydiving Center at the American Flying Academy

14300 SW 129th St. Ste. 201. Miami, FL 33186

Telephone: 305-235-3483

Discounts & Promos: Click here

Website: Miami Skydiving Center

3 - Skydive Sebastian

Located about 2.5 hours from Miami Beach, Skydive Sebastian, a Group Member of The United States Parachute Association, offers Tandem Skydive over the Florida Coastline with the Atlantic Ocean for scenery.

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Florida coastline and the Atlantic Ocean during free-fall and during your flight under Canopy. Skydive Sebastian also offers experience load organizing, beach skydives, The Zoo Bar and Cafe, skydiving gear store for your gear needs, on-site rigging services and a friendly skydiving staff.

Address: Skydive Sebastian. 400 Airport Drive West. Sebastian, Florida 32958

Telephone – 772.388.5672

Website: Skydive Sebastian


Skydive South BE owner Luther Kurtz began his adventure in the sky while in college. After his first jump at the age of 20, he was hooked and knew he wanted to jump again and again. As an engineering student at the University of California San Diego, Kurtz returned to Michigan every summer to jump out of airplanes. He connected with a skydiving company in Southwestern Michigan and drove down every weekend, spending all his money to skydive. He launched his first business, Skydive Harbor Springs, in 2002, booking 160 tandem jumps that first summer. As word spread about this unique opportunity in the picturesque Northern Michigan community, the number of adrenaline rush seekers grew. In 2012, Kurtz and his staff booked over 20,000 tandem jumps at what is now a collection of coast-to-coast businesses with 9 skydiving centers in 6 states, including Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, California, and, of course, Michigan. 

Kurtz and his sister, Angela, are the Guinness World Record holders for most number of tandem jumps in 24 hours, breaking the previous record with their 105 consecutive tandem jumps in June 2010. Kurtz has made over 8500 skydive jumps, and says there is nothing quite like the thrill of the jump from an airplane and then traveling at 120 MPH! The freefall is followed by a peaceful float down from about 5,000 feet lasting about 7 minutes with a panoramic and breathtakingly beautiful view!

Skydive South Beach highly recommends tandem for your first skydive. Tandem skydives require minimal training and maintain the highest degree of safety. Your instructor will be with you through the entire skydive and parachute ride. Just relax and enjoy the great views on your first jump!

Address: 14300 SW 129th St. Ste. 201, Miami, FL 33186

Telephone: (305) 235-3483

Website: Skydive South Beach

Special thanks to Nicolas-Deveaux for Elephant animation. Art and Film Director Nicolas-Deveaux. specializes in documentary, animation and creative film development. Images courtesy of featured Skydive South Beach, Skydive Sebastian, Miami Skydiving Center, Skydive Miami. Words By Sumbal Kuraishi