OUR SAFETY RECORD

Skydive Pura Vida Is a Foreign Affiliate Member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and operates under the rules and guidelines of this association. Our company Skydive Pura Vida will stand on our Experience and Accomplishments over the last 39 years in this amazing sport.

David Major the owner of Skydive Pura Vida Has been appointed by the USPA As Safety and Training Advisor (S&TA) in Costa Rica.

David was selected by the USPA to jump with President Bush Sr. on his second civilian skydive as a Freefall cameraman. (This would not happen if you were an unsafe skydiver)

David Is a 4-time world record holder and in the Guinness book of World Records.

David has a long list of competing and winning in National and World Championships. This is a partial list.

  • 1987 3rd Place USPA National Championships 10-way Relative Work
  • 1989 1st place Overall Champion, USPA National Championships of Para Ski
  • 1989 2nd place Skiing, USPA National Championships of Para Ski
  • 1989 2nd Place Accuracy, USPA National Championships of Para Ski
  • 1991 3rd Place Overall, USPA National Championship of Para Ski
  • 1993 3rd Place Skiing, USPA National Championships of Para Ski
  • 1994 1st Place Accuracy, USPA National Championships of Para Ski
  • 1995 2nd Place Accuracy, USPA National Championships of Para Ski
  • 1997 1st Place Slalom, Blade Running World Championships
  • 1997 2nd Place 2-way Team Slalom, Blade Running World Championships
  • 1998 1st Place Overall, Blade Running World Championships
  • 1998 1st Place 2-Way Team Slalom, Blade Running World Championships
  • 1998 1st Place 4-Way Team Slalom, Blade Running World Championships
  • 1998 1st Place Free fly Intermediate, USPA National Championships
  • 1999 1st Place Overall, Blade Running World Championships
  • 1999 1st Place 2-Way Team Slalom, Blade Running World Championships
  • 1999 1st Place Free Fly Pro, Perris Valley Championships
  • 2000 3rd Place 4-Way Rotation Canopy Formation, USPA National Championships
  • 2000 3rd Place 4-Way Sequential Canopy Formation, USPA National Championships
  • 2000 3rd Place 8-Way Speed Canopy Formation, USPA National Championships


1998 David was issued his Senior Parachute Rigger Rating by the US Federal Aviation Administration License # 3674965 David personally oversees every aspect of Equipment maintenance and Service

David was a member of the United States Airforce from 1977 through 1998. During this time, he was trained to be an Aircraft Mechanic then became a Flight Engineer on a Lockheed C-141 Cargo Jet.
In 1985 David was certified as an Air Frame and Powerplant Mechanic by the US Federal Aviation Administration License # 3674965. David personally oversees every aspect of maintenance for our Aircraft.

In 1998 David Was hired by World Famous Cinematographer Tom Sander of Aerial Focus where he worked for 15 years in the Hollywood Movie Industry.

David won a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) for best Cinematographer in the factual category. The film was “Man Who Jumped to Earth” Filming an air to air BASE jump sequence from the worlds tallest waterfall Angel Falls in Venezuela.

This is a partial list of his credits on Major Motion pictures.

  • This Means War - Stunt double / Stunt Rigger
  • X-Men First Class – Aerial Cinematographer / Stunt Rigger
  • Ironman – Stunt Rigger
  • Bucket List – Aerial Cinematographer
  • Aeon Flux – Stunt Rigger
  • Fly Boys – Aerial Cinematographer / Stunt Rigger
  • Bruce Almighty – Aerial Stuntman
  • Out Cold – Aerial Stuntman
  • Space Cowboys – Aerial Stuntman
  • Gen – X Cops _ Aerial Cinematographer
  • What Dreams May Come – Aerial Cinematographer
  • Zero Effect – Aerial Stunt Safety
  • Paradox – Aerial Cinematographer
  • Air Force One – Aerial Stuntman
  • Firestorm – Aerial Stuntman
This is a partial list, he has been in and worked on many commercials, Television and Documentaries as well.
As you can see from our list of accomplishments,we are by far the most experienced Drop Zone operators in this country.