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Skydive Chicago

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Skydive Chicago is a family run training center that has been in business since 1988. We have built from the ground up a resort style skydiving center. Our complex sits on 220 acres and includes: Camping/RV park, showers, laundry machines, rental...more
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3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
+1 815-433-0000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Nothing like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane at 13.5 MSL. Holy poop this was my first skydiving experience but man what a thrill!!!! Suiting up, hand signals, boarding the plane, then jumping O-U-T and free falling. Seeing downtown Chicago, mazes made out of...More

3  Thank karen f
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 May 2012 via mobile

So some friends and I wanted to spend memorial day at the skydive Chicago premises, we called ahead to make sure this was ok , we've jumped many times before so we knew their policy very well and we didn't want to drive all the...More

5  Thank Ricpolis
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Reviewed today via mobile

I loved it!!! Amazing people great instructor and made it fun!!! I highly recommend anyone to go to this place I’m coming back next summer!!! Plus it’s the best adrenaline rush!!!

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It is the second time that we come in Chicago for the Vertical World Record Camp Rook Nelson, the owner is an amazing and very passionate person ! The facilities and the organization that comes with are among the best in the World We can’t...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is the mecca of skydiving facilities. Whether you are a beginner thinking about doing your first tandem or a seasoned jumper, this place is AWESOME! They have camping, cabins for rent, a tiki hut for meals/drinks/entertainment, a pond for swimming, and a great fleet...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Went there for a skydiving camp and have to say this is a fantastic place. Great people,planes and environment. I'll be back!

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

It is hard to put into words how impressed I am with Skydivechicago. Your staff is extremely helpful. I jumped tandem with Marc. Such a professional! Cool guy. No problem putting my life in his hands. His bro that jumped with my friend was great...More

Thank trentonstamer
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience. Great instructors, safe, and fun. They take good care of you. Worth every penny!

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My experience with Skydive Chicago was what I would expect from a company that is WORLD CLASS. The staff at Manifest was cordial, helpful, and knowledgeable. I felt that I was being given intentional personal service--that was nice! My TI, Jeff, was professional, courteous, and...More

Thank Safe F
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Skydive Chicago has a great team of instructors who are in tune with the nervous excitement of us first-timers . Our group was delayed due to weather conditions, yet the instructors were extremely empathetic to our disappointment. They kept us company and talked to us...More

Thank Nazhah K
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

From the class, all the way to the landing, everything was exhilarating! Not only because we were about to jump out of a plane... but because the instructors and staff were so friendly & excited that they too added to the experience! The instructors each...More

Thank Megtastic C
Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

YOU. MADE. OUR. DAY!!!! WOW, thank you! We feel so fortunate getting to do what we do, and to have an incredibly passionate and talented team. To us, skydiving is more than just jumping from a plane: it's confidence building, community and camaraderie. So thank...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing adventure & I’m so happy I chose Skydive Chicago!! My father in law, friend, and myself all completed our first jump and had an awesome experience! I jumped with Marcus and had a great time! He made me feel safe, comfortable,...More

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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

You made our day - thank you! Reviews like this ensure we're on the mark providing a fun and safe experience! We're lucky to have people like, Marcus on our team and stoked he help make it that much better! We appreciate you coming out...More

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John S
28 July 2018|
Response from Anthony E | Property representative |
John, A sweatshirt and long pants would be recommended. Long underwear would not be needed. If the temperatures are a little cooler that day we have jumpsuits, hats, gloves and neck scarves available to use. See you on... More