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Skydive Chicago

3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
+1 815-433-0000
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Amazing Experience You MUST Try!

Hands down the best experience I have ever had. It was not only the greatest rush, but it was... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Eleni V
Chicago, Illinois
Amazing experience!! Avoid weekends.

My sister and I had an amazing time! We booked our first tandem jump for 11am on a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
McHenry, Illinois
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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 cabins, cafe, pro shop, internet, meeting facilities. We are one of the largest skydiving centers in the world and have hosted numerous US Nationals Championships. We have been selected to host the 2016 World Championships of Skydiving an honor we are grateful for. We are home to the A'License in a week program. Come see why we have been voted Best DZ of the year 5 years in a row. Whether your 1st jump or your 1000th. Let Skydive Chicago help you along the way.
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3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Hands down the best experience I have ever had. It was not only the greatest rush, but it was educational and I feel like I really took something with me. Shout out to Ryan Clair for being a wonderful instructor who really cared about the...More

Thank Eleni V
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My sister and I had an amazing time! We booked our first tandem jump for 11am on a Sunday. Unfortunately, we waited around for 5 hours for our group to be called before the weather started to turn. We ended up getting a rain check...More

Thank Katie728
Reviewed 11 August 2017

OMG! Great instuctor/tandem master. My instructor was Sean. He talked and walked me through the whole experience. Myself and my 2 children did the jump together. Great experience. The plane was full so I got the added experience of sitting co-pilot.

Thank karengZ3474OY
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This was the most incredible experience! Everybody here is extremely chill and helpful! I felt safe and I learned a lot!! I will definitely be coming back for my license! LOVED IT.

Thank gabysmission1
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Professional, organized, friendly and inviting. My 20 & 18 yr olds completed their first jump today- I was extremely impressed with the staff. The two tandem instructors we were blessed to have made this nerve racking experience a true pleasure. Interactive, humorous and paid individual...More

Thank hickupnorth
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I'am hooked! Words can hardly describe the feeling of jumping out of a plane and free falling through the sky. The facility was very well kept and everyone that worked there made you feel like family. My instructor was Fly easy (Eric) he was very...More

Thank JPKacz23
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My son and I had a great time today! Perfect weather, great instruction, no wait! I recommend completing the waivers online before you go, and getting the earliest possible time to jump. Everything here is first rate! My tandem guide, Vince was really wonderful, and...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I met up with a few friends for a couples' weekend here and camped out. 7/10 of us jumped and we all loved it! The instructors are fun, helpful and reassuring. Because we camped only a short walk away we were able...More

1  Thank Jen B
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Being a first time sky diver, I had a wonderful experience with my instructor Eric. Frankly, I was a little terrified at first but over time, Eric talked me through it and instructed me on how to have a safe and comfortable dive. It was...More

2  Thank aditya b
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Skydive Chicago is the only place to jump. The professionalism, care, friendliness and energy is all top notch. Feel like you are in good hands and just go for it. You will feel like they have everything completely in control, they are committed to safety...More

1  Thank Sara M
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10 June 2017|
Response from Anthony E | Property representative |
Whatever you are the most comfortable in. We also have jumpsuits that you can use if you change your mind once you get here. No open toed or healed shoes or shoes with hook. Regular tennis shoes are the best.