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Skydive Chicago
4.9
Based on 1053 reviews
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Jess S
Jess S
20:24 18 Sep 21
Today was my first skydive ever! And let me say 5 hours later I’m still in awe. By far one of the best experiences of... my life and I will absolutely be doing another jump! Sean was my instructor made the experience worthwhile! Charles was awesome w the camera and I’m glad I captured it forever! These guys are awesome at what they do! And truly made my experience as relaxing as it can be for your first jump! I feel like I conquered the world and absolutely love these guys and everything they do!!!! One of the most empowering things I’ve ever done words can not describe just got to make the leap and you will not regret it!read more
Jasmine Korus
Jasmine Korus
02:11 11 Sep 21
It was my first time at skydive Chicago however not my first jump. I was very impressed with everything pretty much the... moment I walked in the door. It’s professional all around with experienced instructors. It’s well organized. I really enjoyed having Tim and Ron as my instructor and camera man. It is definitely worth every dime and I can’t say just how much fun I had cause it was a blast! All walks of life and staff welcomed everyone. Thank you skydive Chicago!! I will definitely be back!read more
Jason Smith
Jason Smith
16:13 29 Aug 21
I had my first tandem jump here yesterday. The whole process went very smoothly. The facilities were excellent. They... have multiple bathrooms, a restaurant, camping/cabins, part of the hangar is air conditioned. My instructor Dan was very good. He explained everything really well, went over things multiple times. Safety here was extremely good. I saw everyone checking and rechecking gear numerous times before their jumps.read more
Smriti Malla
Smriti Malla
00:46 23 Aug 21
You know it's been a wonderful experience when you want to go back & do it all over again!!! Skydive Chicago was an... absolute great company to dive with. They take the required steps to prepare you for a first skydive. The staff is extremely helpful to answer all questions. My instructor Tim was the best & provided all the motivation and support one could ask for. He carefully explained the instructions multiple times and has great sense of humor to calm those nerves. Ron was the photographer in the team and got awesome videos and pictures to remember this adventure!! I'd love to jump with this team again.read more
Barbara Steele
Barbara Steele
13:43 19 Aug 21
What an amazing experience! I just turned 80 and have always thought I would like to skydive. I figured I'd better get... to it soon. I went with my granddaughter (her instructor was Chad) and her friend Katie (her instructor was Ginger). Mine was Baxter. All of the instructors were wonderful and went far to making us feel very confident in the safety of our jump. Baxter checked and double checked everything and told me exactly what I should do. We were all impressed with them and look forward to another jump in the future. Skydiving at Skydive Chicago was even better than I anticipated!read more
Jacquie Silvestri
Jacquie Silvestri
17:20 08 Aug 21
This is the place to skydive! I went for the first time last week, and already booked our next jump! The entire staff... was extremely friendly, and the instructors are so good and making it such a fun, exciting experience. They were excellent at making everyone feel comfortable and excited to jump. My instructor, Baxter, was incredible. I don't know if you can request instructors, but I highly recommend him! I can't wait to go back!!read more
Syeda
Syeda
12:49 05 Aug 21
I had an amazing experience here! My instructor Ginger was absolutely fantastic!! She was very understanding in calming... my nerves, checking and explaining everything thoroughly, and relaying and reiterating instructions. I would honestly rate her ability to work with new students 11/10. Our cameraman Josh was also quite entertaining. Overall a very good experience. Additionally, at the cafe the workers there were very very nice as well and accommodating. The entire team was receptive to every guest and makes you feel very comfortable. It is a very friendly and experienced environment and would definitely recommend anyone to check this place out!read more
Ami Frick
Ami Frick
14:13 02 Aug 21
Amazing!! When I say I was nervous...that doesn't even describe my feelings for this day. The staff were super friendly... well organized and the facility was fascinating. But my tandem guide, Eric, DEFINITELY made my jump! From the time he came up and introduced himself, I felt comfortable. He made the jump exactly what I wanted. He was reassuring, FUN, and awesome in every way! I cannot wait to go back to Skydive Chicago and jump again and it's mostly because he was so fantastic!! I highly recommend Skydive Chicago!!!read more
Michael
Michael
03:27 28 Jul 21
My tandem master Ginger was top notch. She exuded confidence and professionalism. I felt from the beginning that I was... in for a fabulous experience in a very safe environment. The process from beginning to end was extremely well done. Ginger was very personable and made me feel at ease.The jump was fantastic and exceeded my expectations.The views were incredible. This is definitely a bucket list experienceread more
rawan musa
rawan musa
02:53 26 Jul 21
Had a great experience! They warned us of all weather holds, and kept us up to date with everything, which was truly... appreciated. Even before we got there they made a courtesy call to let us know that we’ll be spending the day there, since the weather was against us! We we’re still able to jump & Amanda and Johnny were both great! Johnny made sure to capture my good side when I told him the side I’d prefer and Amanda did a great job explaining the jump & making me feel comfortable jumping for the first time! All the staff was super nice and welcoming, and the food was good there too!read more
Chris S.
Chris S.
00:26 26 Jul 21
Oh yeah! Great place with great instructors. I really liked how simple they made the process. I didn't feel restricted... but felt welcome. Michael is a great instructor and he made the jump more fun. Definitely worth the drive. Keep up the good work y'all! I'll be coming back probably! 🤙read more
Claire LaRock
Claire LaRock
18:13 24 Jul 21
Skydive Chicago is the place to be!! I went on my first tandem jump with Rodgers and he was wonderful! I felt that I... was in good hands the whole time. He explained everything that was happening and what was going to happen and was very professional while still hyping me up. Basically Rodgers is the best and I would definitely jump with him again. Ron did an awesome job capturing photos of my first skydive experience and was so friendly sharing his experiences. He kept the mood light, and was great to work with!read more
Cristina Corro
Cristina Corro
19:35 18 Jul 21
I had an amazing experience with Skydive Chicago. It was my first time and I was so nervous but my tandem instructor,... ALFREDO, was the best! Do yourself a favor and request him!!! He took the time to explain everything to me like three times because I kept forgetting. It’s clear to see he has a passion for skydiving, which makes the experience so much more fun! It’s a once in a lifetime experience, you won’t regret it if you book it with this company and Alfredo if you can. I went in a group of four people and everyone had a great experience with their instructors as well.read more
Bryan Finn
Bryan Finn
23:49 13 Jul 21
Baxter was great for our first tandem jump. He's got over 8,500 jumps under his belt and knew exactly what he was... doing. He explained everything very well and the repetition helped a lot so by the time we jumped out of the plane, it was smooth sailing. It was absolutely amazing going through the cloud. Surreal experience. He's Canadian and explained that I should lift up my legs to avoid becoming a toboggan/sled 😂 gave excellent pointers.read more
Ray Stark Jr.
Ray Stark Jr.
01:10 07 Jul 21
Absolute adrenaline rush! Could not have had a better experience, for my 1st jump, than I had with Skydive Chicago.... Such a Phenomenal experience!Shout out to my instructor Baxter. He made my experience unforgettable. The whole team was outstanding.Thank You!!!! Will see you again.read more
Yulixa Torres
Yulixa Torres
06:21 03 Jul 21
GREAT experience! This place is awesome. Did my first ever tandem jump with my instructor Chad, he was very chill and... cool and made this experience worth it. Definitely would recommend Chad and Skydive Chicago to everybody who likes the thrill. An unforgettable experience! 10/10 would recommend!read more
TJ Leman
TJ Leman
13:25 23 Jun 21
To Rogers, Michael, and the team at Skydive Chicago, thank you for the amazing jump. My sister and I made a memory that... will not soon be forgotten. One of my favorite parts of pursuits such as this is the people I get to meet. They inspire me to push myself farther. Rogers was my instructor and completed his 9,021 jump with me attached to his chest. If I had any doubts before going out the door, his experience and personality set me at ease. Going into this I had too many “hobbies”. Looks like I may have to add another.read more
Debbie Steiner
Debbie Steiner
20:55 18 Jun 21
HUGE shout out to Rogers & Baxter for making my mom's 81st bday and 1st tandem jump an INCREDIBLE experience for all of... us yesterday! Thanks for making dreams comes true and checking off bucket list items! Both guys were professional, courteous and kept us calm. Also had a fantastic and funny cameraman who did a terrific job too! Sorry we didn't catch his name. Great establishment, safety was a priority and easy booking. Highly recommend these guys!read more
Joshua Vale
Joshua Vale
00:46 15 Jun 21
Bachelor party jump at Skydive Chicago. Had the best time and greatest customer service experience at this place. This... was my first time ever skydiving and was partnered with a great instructor named Sean. Sean is a great instructor that walked me through the whole process with ease. I had full confidence in his ability to keep me safe as well as provide a great experience. I was also able to purchase a video package and the camera man was named Ron. Ron did a great job at filming all my obvious facial emotions though out the entire process. These two guys made this experience great and I look froward to jumping with Skydive Chicago in the near future!read more
Conor Springmire
Conor Springmire
16:48 07 Jun 21
If you’re going skydiving in Chicagoland look no further than Skydive Chicago!As my second time jumping Skydive... Chicago made the whole process as seedless and easy as jumping out of a plane should be. The booking and reservation process was quick. I booked with two friends and it was easy to make sure we were together. I do recommend filling out your forms and papers online before you get there to save time. The staff at check in and prep was courteous and worked with speed to make sure everyone was served while making sure everything was signed appropriately.When it came to the jump, I was with Michael. He started off by asking if I was going for my license after finding out it was my second jump. I said I thought about it so he told he all the things that I needed to prove to see if I was ready for the next step. He was funny and professional and helped expel any fears one has when jumping out of a plane. Hopefully you’re paired with him because he was the best!Remember to stop and get a beer after to celebrate this once in a lifetime achievement!read more
Mary donovan
Mary donovan
17:45 03 Jun 21
Every single person at Skydive Chicago was professional, kind, and had safety as their priority. Rogers was my tandem... instructor and he was awesome! He made me feel calm and eased my first jump jitters. Coming back for a second jump and I would trust Rogers any day with my life. He made the experience memorable and me wanting more! Loved it!read more
Michelle Burgess
Michelle Burgess
19:10 26 May 21
For my first jump it was awesome! Alfonso was a great instructor and make me feel safe. He explained everything great... at least a few times. We had a great landing! Also the video guy Ron took a ton of photos and videos. Love them! Thanks Skydive Chicago for a great experience!read more
Mecia C
Mecia C
19:44 24 May 21
Rogers was absolutely awesome! He made me feel at ease. My jump was absolutely amazing and breathtakingly beautiful! I... went in thinking that I would be one and done, but now I look forward to experiencing many more jumps. I'll trust Rogers with my life again and again! Special thank you to Skydive Chicago and Rogers for the best experience of a lifetime!!!read more
Megan Lysthauge
Megan Lysthauge
20:29 23 May 21
It was an INCREDIBLE experience. I felt very comfortable and safe the entire time. My tandem instructor Tim K. was... awesome and I will definitely be back for a second jump with him!read more
Juliana Ruiz
Juliana Ruiz
00:57 23 May 21
This was my second jump and I loved it even more than my first jump. I still love my first jump but this time was just... awesome! Michael was my tandem and he was great. kept it light hearted and did not hesitate to go over the instructions again when I asked! He made my jump all the more comfortable and fun! Thank you Michael!👍🏼👍🏼read more
Joshua Petry
Joshua Petry
00:10 23 May 21
Had a great time! My instructor, Amanda, was professional and kept the mood light the entire time, and helped ease my... nerves throughout by double-checking gear and explaining the process clearly and concisely. The jump itself was an amazing experience which i can’t recommend enough! Hope to go back soon!read more
Greg Wojcicki
Greg Wojcicki
21:08 17 May 21
Great facility and great staff. Make a weekend out of it by camping there too. Shout out to my jump master Amanda.... Thanks for a memorable experience.read more
Max Wilson
Max Wilson
15:23 15 May 21
Was a great 1st time experience. It's a well run professional operation with great clean facilities. Chad was my... instructor for our tandem skydive. He is a great guy and I felt very comfortable in his care. I would recommend Chad for your tandem jump. My son and friends had a great time as well.read more
Josh Williamson
Josh Williamson
01:54 13 May 21
Loved every minute of my experience. First time for me but probably not my last. Mostly because my instructor was... AWESOME!!read more
Josh Quast
Josh Quast
19:07 11 May 21
I had my first jump today, the entire staff was super friendly and professional. Shout out to Michael, great coach and... awesome guyread more
siva K
siva K
20:15 08 May 21
This is an experience that I will always remember. The staff is very professional, and my instructor Dan was amazing.... Dan calmed my nerves down as we were ascending into the air. We made a connection and when it was my time to jump out of the plane I knew that I would be taken care of. Thank you for the opportunity for us to make memories with our boys.read more
Mary Visnovsky
Mary Visnovsky
01:19 01 May 21
Such an awesome place!! . Great food and place to learn everything you’d need to know about skydiving at this Harvest... Host site. Go ahead and try a tandem jump ! You’re in good hands at Skydive Chicago!read more
kristin wicks
kristin wicks
15:04 07 Apr 21
My friend and I took our boys who had just turned 18 to jump for their birthdays. This is an experience that they will... always remember. The staff is very professional, and my instructor Chad was amazing. Chad calmed my nerves down as we were ascending into the air. We made a connection and when it was my time to jump out of the plane I knew that I would be taken care of. Thank you for the opportunity for us to make memories with our boys.read more
Pollie Baumann
Pollie Baumann
11:33 05 Apr 21
What a great experience! The entire staff was welcoming and made us feel like they were happy to have us there. My... tandem instructor, Rogers made me feel comfortable and confident in his skills which made my first jump an incredible and memorable experience. I'm so happy I did it!read more
Christopher Blankenship
Christopher Blankenship
20:31 04 Apr 21
Professional organized staff as well as experienced and informative instructors who insure you know what to expect and... check your equipment multiple times for safety. Shout out to the pilot for flying us up and instructor Tim for getting me on the ground safely today during my tandem experience!read more
Lizzy Nguyen
Lizzy Nguyen
22:12 04 Dec 20
Went when they had a discount!Easy to find location, friendly staff, and overall such a great experience (I’ve gone... twice now).You need a LOT of patience if it’s your first time. Expect to be there for a few hours as you will need to complete waivers, rewatch the safety video, pay and then wait for the actual departure time. Our booking was for 10am and we didn’t actually get to skydive until 2/3pm. Weather permitting and depending on how many other divers there are.If it’s your first time I highly recommend getting the full video package as you WILL forget the experience since everything happens so quickly.BEST OF LUCK 🙂read more
Shasta Ashpole
Shasta Ashpole
14:02 26 Sep 20
How do you begin to describe an experience like this? Unfortunately, there aren’t words to give justice to it, but, I... will start with my instructor, Baxter... I absorbed every moment of that jump, it took a solid hour for my adrenaline to wind down. I didn’t doubt the process because you never left me feeling as though if I neglected to do something that you didn’t have it covered. The entire team is solid and knowledgeable. If you are considering video/photo packages, do it! The quality and quantity of what they provide is exceptional. I had no mental capability of focusing on a camera and they still got shots that were amazing. Skydive Chicago is a well oiled machine. Not any part of this left me wishing for anything different. Thank you all, so much for a day unlike any other! You’re # 1! Ps, office ladies, did we miss our names being called 😉 sorry for stalking you all so many times, just know you are appreciated.read more
Stan Bozek
Stan Bozek
00:19 15 Sep 20
Great experience!! The rush was so intense and I'm still pumped a day later! The divers are so professional and eases... your fears. I'd definitely do it again and recommend it, just keep one thing in mind Fear Is Not An Option!!!! Thanks Skydive Chicago for the best experience besides sex!!!!read more
Lori Smith
Lori Smith
15:33 01 Sep 20
I spent weeks trying to get a hold of someone on the phone about a skydive purchased that had to be used within a year.... I never reached anyone. I finally had to just drive there, again, and hope to skydive. Now it is post my first tandem and I want to purchase my second tandem before signing up for classes to get my license, and again, I can't get a hold of someone to purchase my second skydive. It makes me really wonder if another drop zone is a better idea, since getting a hold of anyone has proven impossible. Also, the second tandem price online is stated at $129, while the price in the first tandem pamphlet is $149.As far as the skydive itself, I felt very safe. The place is nice. But if you want to do a skydive, you just have to go there and plan on spending the day, and expect to be disappointed if the clouds do not cooperate. The experience is only positive by actually going there. Since I live over a two hour drive away, this very fact of only getting things done by having to go, such as even purchasing a second skydive, would eat four hours, because they can't seem to answer the phone. This lack of customer service seems to override the total experience.read more
Rich Joy
Rich Joy
00:59 30 Aug 20
We stayed there thru the Harvest Host program as we are traveling across the country in our travel trailer so it was... the perfect opportunity to skydive. Everything about it was awesome!!! If we didn't live so far away I would definitely be visiting again to take advantage of the second jump. The instructors were all super nice more than willing to answer any questions or concerns. We met the owner that evening talking about the whole Harvet Host program...hos little boy and my little girl played for a little while.... just an all around great experience!!!read more
kristi armes
kristi armes
20:22 24 Aug 20
Great facility and people. Saw everyone following COVID guidelines. Very professional yet super friendly. I was even... able to pin a picture of my late husband (granted a lot of safety pins) to honor him for this jump! If you're nervous, they will definitely put you at ease and make it the best thing ever. Great place, people and instructors. Highly recommend!!!!read more
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