Learn to Skydive Solo

Ever wanted to know what it feels like to fly? Learn to skydive near Santa Barbara with the expert instructors at Skydive Pismo Beach.

Our highly experienced team of professional skydivers is here to help you learn to skydive safely. All of our skydiver training courses occur at our sister location, Skydive Paso Robles which offers a larger landing area for student skydivers.


Learning to skydive is one of the most incredible experiences you can have. Experience the thrill of freefall and the rush of parachute flight and you'll be hooked for life!

The fastest way to experience solo skydiving is to participate in an AFF, or Accelerated Freefall, training program. This system of learning to skydive is the most popular in the US, giving you all the skills you need to jump from a plane, control your freefall flight and get yourself safely back to the ground under your parachute.

Find out more about the AFF Program at our sister dropzone, Skydive Paso Robles.


Once you've completed your AFF course, you can apply for your USPA skydiving license. Your license is your skydiving certification which says you are safe to jump without an instructor. You can use your skydiving license to jump anywhere in the US.

And it doesn't end there! Once you have your skydiving license, you can start learning new skills and disciplines, including relative work (RW) skydiving, freeflying, tracking and more! Our friendly staff are here to support you every step of the way.

You'll also be part of an active skydiving community which exists across the world. Wherever you find a drop zone, you'll find friends - it's a highly social sport and you'll make friendships to last a lifetime.


We've helped thousands of people just like you to learn to skydive and we look forward to taking you for your first jump too!

Our skydiving lessons take place at our sister drop zone Skydive Paso Robles. This is because the landing area there is much bigger, so it's better setup for student jumpers.

Find out more about skydiving lessons at our sister dropzone here:

Learn to skydive at Paso Robles

You can also contact a member of our friendly team with any questions and we'll be happy to help.

Well, I just landed my first skydive ever! It was amazing. Words can't even explain. The employees are super nice and made the experience great.

» Candice L.

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