Top Skydive 18,000 feet

We’re stoked you decided to check out Skydive Monterey Bay

We consider it a very special privilege to introduce first time skydivers to the sport of skydiving at our beautiful location. We specialize in the First Skydive Experience from the highest altitude – featuring adventure and adrenaline with the World’s Highest Top Skydive from 18,000 feet! Also, keep in mind, that’s starting at mean sea level (MSL) as all aviation industries measure, meaning we get you the full altitude-no ‘bait-and-switch’ games here.

Since you don’t jump out of a perfectly good airplane everyday, we want to make sure your skydive is the best experience possible. To do that, we offer special skydiving and parachute options that no other skydive center in the Bay Area can match.

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Closest Ocean Landings

We operate, fly and land closer to the ocean than any other skydive center in California!

We’re so close to the ocean, our airport is literally built on a sand dune. Our landing area is only 3 miles from the ocean. That makes our landing area, and most importantly where you’ll freefall skydive from 15,000 feet or 18,000 feet and fly the parachute, closer to the ocean than any other skydive center in California.

If you want to jump by the sea, you want to jump with us. Towering sand dunes; the rugged Santa Lucia mountain range; crashing waves over Monterey and Santa Cruz beaches; blue skies with feathery clouds: we don’t just say we have the best views, we have the pictures to prove it. Every picture in our gallery is where we skydive everyday.


World’s Highest Tandem!

Skydive Monterey Bay offers you the chance to do the world’s highest tandem top skydive 18,000 feet, everyday. Furthermore, from 18,000 feet above the ground, we are able to offer this special service because we operate the fastest skydiving airplane in the World!

Other skydive centers in the Bay Area jump from anywhere between 8,000-12,500 feet. That means at Skydive Monterey Bay, you’ll go 40-125% higher than anywhere else. Your skydive will last longer and you will see more than anywhere else.


World’s Longest Freefall

What inspires us all the most about skydiving is the freefall.

You may come to love the parachute ride as well but almost everyone shows up for his or her first jump because they want to taste freefall.

So go all in! A skydive at another location than Skydive Monterey Bay means anywhere is less seconds of freefall freedom. But with Skydive Monterey Bay’s highest tandem top skydive 18,000 feet, you’ll experience the most freefall anywhere, approximately 90 seconds, in the Santa Crus, San Francisco and Bay Area.


Ride in Comfort

Your ride to the top is a big part of your skydive experience.

We believe it should be an enjoyable one.

At Skydive Monterey Bay, you’ll fly in our Super King Air 200. Accommodating groups large and small, this type of aircraft is the most comfortable, largest, accommodating and reliable in the industry. *Read about the Super King Air 200 here.

During the brief climb to altitude with our talented Chief Pilot, you’ll be exposed to panoramic views of Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz and the Santa Lucia Mountain range. You’ll get an amazing perspective of Monterey’s towering dunes and you may likely spot a whale or dolphin migrating up the coast.

Our airplane comfortably holds up to 21 skydivers so we can almost always schedule your friends on the same flight. It’s fairly spacious by skydiving standards, meaning we’re not crammed on the floor into a shoebox-sized airplane that only holds four jumpers. At Skydive Monterey Bay, you’ll sit comfortably upright on padded benches with lots of windows to check out the amazing view of the ocean and mountains.

All that being said, our airplane is the fastest skydive airplane in the United States if not the World so you’ll be jumping the Top Skydive 18,000′ in just 6½ minutes (15k feet jumps) or only 9½ minutes (18k feet jumps) after take-off.


Best Value Skydive

In skydiving, every second counts!

Our freefall is the top Skydive 18,000 feet and is longer than any other skydiving center in California. So, you’re really getting the best value per second of freefall.

With more freefall, higher jumps and gorgeous ocean and mountain views, all at standard industry rates, you’ll be picking the best value for your first jump.