One of the common initial considerations for most people is cost. How much will your tandem jump cost you in your hard earned dollars? As you ‘shop’ around, you will likely find that most skydiving companies are very close in their pricing structures. After deciding that this new experience is for you, a much more important consideration than outright cost becomes value. What are you getting for your money? Is the equipment used optimal for training, and will the gear selection be the right size for you? What is the experience level of the instructors? What about aircraft? What does the skydiving location have to offer and is it a safe and reliable venue? These are all highly ‘valuable’ considerations.

You are going to be spending a substantial amount of money, sure, but a much more important question is: Will you feel safe in the hands of your chosen instructor, and will they be able to give you the information and training you need to enjoy a unique experience yourself?

When choosing a skydive experience, there are many things that need to be considered.

We have over 39 years of it in this sport, with over 12500 skydives under our belt. We have many accomplishments, awards and ratings. To name a few we were selected to film President Bush on his second Civilian skydive, I have jumped into the King of Thailands Royal Palace with Joint Chief of Staff General Hugh Shelton. I have been in Major Motion Pictures, Been a National Champion, Represented the United State in World Championships. And i am a Multi-Time World Record Holder.

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.

We are centrally located on the Pacific Coast. We are 30 miles north of Jaco, 50 miles from San Jose, and 70 south of Tamarindo, in a small town called Aranjuez. We operate on a private airfield home to Aero Club De Aranjuez just 2 miles from the coast.

Our Equipment is state of the art and maintained by a Federal Aviation Association Certified Master Parachute Rigger in our fully equipped Parachute loft. The parachutes have an onboard computer that will automatically deploy the parachute if the instructor were to become incapacitated for any reason.
Our Aircraft, Every aspect of inspection and maintenance is overseen by a Federal Aviation Association Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with over 41 year’s experience trained by the United States Air Force. The Mechanic is on staff at all times.

There are very few private or public airports in this country that have aircraft hangers. We are fortunate to be able to operate out of one of them. Our hanger has a comfortable and spacious waiting and viewing area We have a certified parachute rigging loft. There is also a beautiful covered picnic area next to our creek.