Conveniently nestled between the cities of San Antonio and Austin off Interstate 35, Skydive San Marcos is one of the premier skydiving destinations in the United States.
Owned by husband and wife team (and longtime skydivers) Paul and Jen Illingworth, this couple has poured their energies (and finances) into building a first-class facility with a highly experienced skydiving team.
If you’ve ever visited another skydiving center, you’ll quickly notice the Skydive San Marcos difference beginning with the property.
Though skydiving is part of our everyday lives, we recognize that our guests are experiencing a skydive for the very first time; we are driven to ensure that experience is an extraordinary one!
Unlike the great majority of skydiving locations in the world, Skydive San Marcos sits on its own land making this a skydiving haven, free of other air traffic and boasting a massive landing area for licensed skydivers, student skydivers and first-time tandem jumpers.
The facility has been built with 5 star customer service in mind boasting a café, spacious classrooms, spotless bathrooms, air-conditioned packing, a shaded spectator area, fun jumper lounge, student debriefing rooms and the best parachute systems on the market today… no detail has been spared to ensure all of our guests have the best experience possible, both on the ground and in freefall.
Owner Paul Illingworth is a commercial pilot and loves to fly… and that means only the best will do! Aside from the amazing property, the Illingworth’s have invested in the best skydiving aircraft on the market today… a souped up, Super Grand Caravan with a turbo conversion. What does this mean? It means a speedy and comfortable ride to altitude with your friends. This is a huge point of difference compared to other operators as we carry our guests to 13,500 feet (as opposed to 10,000’) in spacious comfort. (No one likes a slow ride to altitude in cramped quarters).
Our Super Grand Caravan is built for speed and comfort! With a Black Hawk Conversion to its engine, 18 seats and a large door, this aircraft is ideal for skydiving!
Our guests will be on the ground longer than they’ll be in the air, so we want to ensure everyone is comfortable. Clean bathrooms, classrooms, a café and so much more.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more experienced and professional crew… and that’s not marketing speak. The combined jump total of our instructional staff exceeds over 100,000 jumps (learn about Conni Krusi and her incredible 17,000+ jump career here) and decades in the sport. Our impeccable safety record isn’t because of luck, but because of the amazing skydiving professionals Skydive San Marcos has hired.
Skydive San Marcos is committed to great service. Though skydiving is part of our everyday lives, we recognize that our guests are experiencing a skydive for the very first time; we are driven to ensure that experience is an extraordinary one! It takes great courage to commit to making that first jump and we don’t wish for your experience to be tainted in anyway.
If you’ve been dreaming of skydiving, we invite you to experience the world’s greatest adventure at Skydive San Marcos!
This was a Father's Day gift from my daughter. The total experience was outstanding from the professionalism of the staff, instructors and jumpers.