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Interested in learning more about the sport of skydiving? Want to now what it's like to freefall at 120mph? Can't decide whether you should take the leap or not?

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  • Why Does Skydiving Cost So Much?

    Why Does Skydiving Cost So Much?

    There's no two ways about it... skydiving is expensive. We know you'll walk away saying it was worth it, but let's answer the ultimate question... "Why does skydiving cost so much?" The answer may leave you hesitating to open a skydiving center anytime soon!

    June 28, 2016
  • Why is There a Weight Limit in Tandem Skydiving?

    Why is There a Weight Limit in Tandem Skydiving?

    Weight limits in skydiving?! C'mon now. Isn't this all about freedom and flying through the air with the greatest of ease? Check out these three must-knows, and you'll understand why that is.

    June 15, 2016
  • How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

    How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

    Anticipating your upcoming tandem skydive? It's natural to wonder about the potential risks involved. While we recognize that skydiving isn't a perfectly safe sport, we think you'll be encouraged to learn why skydiving is the safest it's ever been.

    May 25, 2016
  • Is Skydiving Worth It?

    Is Skydiving Worth It?

    Although skydiving is statistically safer than driving a car, we all understand that there are potential risks involved. Here we deal with the question ... is skydiving worth it?

    May 15, 2016
  • Is Skydiving a Responsible Thing For Me To Do?

    Is Skydiving a Responsible Thing For Me To Do?

    If you've been invited to join a friend to make a tandem skydive, there's a good chance you may pause and wonder if this is a responsible thing for you to do.

    April 30, 2016
  • Skydiving Long Island: Why Choose Us!

    Skydiving Long Island: Why Choose Us!

    Skydiving Long Island is a great idea - Skydive South Shore is the BEST IDEA!

    April 8, 2016
  • Tips To Improve Your Skydiving Experience

    Tips To Improve Your Skydiving Experience

    Thinking of making a skydive? We offer some valuable tips to help our guests get the most enjoyment from their skydiving experience!

    March 4, 2016
  • What To Look For When Selecting a DZ

    What To Look For When Selecting a DZ

    There are lots of drop zones in the United States who offer skydiving, but no two drop zones are the same! There isn't a manual out there telling you what to look for.... so we're here to share some insider knowledge!

    March 4, 2016
  • The Top 10 Skydiving World Records

    The Top 10 Skydiving World Records

    Setting a skydiving world record always brings a major challenge. We list the top 10 World Record Skydives in the history of the sport.

    March 4, 2016
  • Is Skydiving Risky?

    Is Skydiving Risky?

    Why would anyone want to jump from a perfectly good airplane? If a skydiver was given a dollar for every time they heard that... they'd be rich. It's hard for people to get their heads around this concept. Most skydivers find it difficult to explain the 'why' for this so called madness, but here's the answer... FREEDOM.

    March 3, 2016
  • The Rewards of Skydiving

    The Rewards of Skydiving

    Life is full of risk. Is skydiving a necessary risk? It depends who you ask, but millions of people around the world will tell you it is.

    February 24, 2016
  • Top 10 Reasons To Skydive

    Top 10 Reasons To Skydive

    Why would you skydive out of a perfectly good plane? Good question! To answer this age old question... we provide you with the top ten reasons....

    January 12, 2016
  • The World's Most Beautiful Skydiving Destinations

    The World's Most Beautiful Skydiving Destinations

    This week we ask the question: if you could skydive anywhere in the world, where would it be? With opportunities to make a jump in just about every corner of the globe, the options are overwhelming. However, there are a few places whose beauty is best appreciated from 13,000 feet. Check out our list of The World's Most Beautiful Skydiving Destinations.

    December 11, 2015
  • Top 5 Things To Do on Long Island

    Top 5 Things To Do on Long Island

    Looking for some awesome things to do on Long Island? Here's a short list of adventure things to do as judged by our staff!

    July 5, 2015
  • The Best Skydiving Videos of 2014

    The Best Skydiving Videos of 2014

    We've scoured the interwebs (it was raining on Saturday) and watched countless skydiving videos from all over the world! We've created our list of the best skydiving videos of 2014.... enjoy!

    February 9, 2015
  • Understanding Skydiving Terms

    Understanding Skydiving Terms

    There are a lot of terms in the skydiving lexicon that are used so frequently that we often forget that those on the outside of the sport don't know what they mean. We clear up any potential confusion:

    August 26, 2014
  • Top 5 Skydiving Movies

    Top 5 Skydiving Movies

    There have been some great movies that showcase skydiving - some are fantastic and some terrible (see Cutaway) movies. This list represents the mose influential skydiving movies of all time!

    August 15, 2014
  • Instructor Profile: Erika Dufort

    Instructor Profile: Erika Dufort

    If you've jumped at South Shore in the last couple of years, there's a good chance that you've either chatted with or jumped with Erika Dufort. Erika is the woman who makes everything possible and runs the show at Skydive South Shore. As a tandem skydiving instructor and the person who handles the day to day operations, Erika is the glue that holds the place together.

    June 27, 2014

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