$14 Hop & Pops EVERY FRIDAY!


APRIL (Open Fri-Sun)

-April 3rd: Packing Class, begins at 3:30 pm

-April 5th: Easter Relays with $20 jumps and half-price pack jobs for experienced jumpers

-April 19th: Basic Skills Canopy Course

-April 24th-26th: Falling Gators Collegiate Boogie


Art ShafferArt Shaffer acquired Skydive Palatka (click for directions!) in 2005. Skydiving is his passion and with over 14,000 jumps he loves sharing the joy of this sport with new and experienced jumpers alike.   Skydive Palatka's staff and regular jumpers would love to welcome you to our dropzone.

Art is a Tandem, AFF, and Static Line Instructor, as well as a FAA certified Senior Rigger. 



Skydive Palatka is a full-service skydiving training center and a USPA Group Member Dropzone located in north Florida, an hour from Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Ocala.  We offer newcomers and experienced skydivers a place to learn new skills and become more accomplished skydivers in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Not sure if skydiving is for you?  We offer tandem jumps every Friday through Sunday for those that are unsure about jumping alone.

Interested in becoming a licensed skydiver?  We offer the first jump course every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.  With our professional and safety-minded USPA-rated AFF instructors and coaches, you can be sure that your training will adhere to the high standards of the USPA student training program. 

Working on a B, C, or D license?  Check out our calendar sidebar or Facebook page to learn more about upcoming classes.



We proudly fly a beautiful Cessna Caravan fulltime! We also have 2 Cessna 182s available for light days or team training.

Join us for some jumping about the beautiful St. Johns River with views of both coastlines available most days!

Skydive Palatka is the preferred dropzone of the University of Florida Falling Gators, Gainesville, Florida. Also serving Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Ocala, and all of North Central Florida.