history

Skydive Zeeland was founded just before the millennium by the already existing Paracentrum Texel. In the beginning mainly soldiers were trained, sport jumpers could do a jump too, now and then tandems were done.

The courses to jump solo, both static line and AFF (accelerated free fall), were popular. Fun jumpers could do solo jumps above Zeeland after completing their training. The PH-DES was already being used as the skydive airplane for the drop zone.

PRESENT

Tandem jumps became more popular and the drop zone on Texel grew with the demand of a larger drop zone, for tandems and fun jumpers. Partially a reason for Skydive Zeeland to concentrate on Tandem jumps.

Nowadays the drop zone in Zeeland is mainly used for Tandem jumps.

Skydive Zeeland has a casual atmosphere and has managed to keep the personal approach throughout the many skydiving years.

The history is clearly visible in the Skydiving building and hangar. Of course Skydive Zeeland complies with the rules and regulations to operate as a Drop Zone.

In short: professional, dynamic, cozy and above all safe. We have instructors with more than 17.000 jumps to their credit. That says enough we think….

A FAMILY PORTRAIT

The family business was visited by televison WNL in the summer of 2017. They shot these recordings for the show `Allemaal Familie’. The shots were made at the head office on Texel. Our drop zone was not recorded unfortunately but it gives you a good idea of the family business which Skydive Zeeland is part of.

BUSINESSES

Skydive Zeeland is one of the three drop zones of our company. The other two drop zones are located on Ameland and Texel. Texel also has a scenic flight company and a riggers loft. Here’s a list of these companies.

TANDEM JUMPS ABOVE ZEELAND

Skydive Zeeland is located on the Zeeuwse island Walcheren near the village Arnemuiden. Our building is next to the runway of Airport Midden Zeeland. The combination of land, sea and lakes makes the view during a Tandem jump unique.

The skydiving aircraft at this drop zone is a Cessna 182 with call sign PH-DES. The aircraft has place for 4 passengers and a pilot. Skydive Zeeland made the news in 2017 when a 94-year-old tandem passenger lost his shoes on his jump.

In Zeeland we offer you:

Tandem parachute jumps:

  • Jumps from 9000 ft.
  • Handcam photo/video ( the instructor films and photographs during the jump)

Business to business:

  • Film and television productions
  • Demonstration and promotion jumps
  • Corporate events

Skydive Zeeland
Callandweg 44

4341 RA, Arnemuiden
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 113 612910

PROMINENT DROP ZONE ON A GLOBAL SCALE

The company where it all started in 1969. Located in the north of the island next to the runway of Texel International Airport. At Texel we offer you:

Parachuting courses:

  • AFF
  • AFF Starter Course
  • Military Square: static line
  • First Jump Course: static line
  • Total Jump Experience: static line + AFF1

Tandem parachute jumps:

  • Standard: from 9000 ft.
  • Extreme: from 13000 ft.
  • Outside photo/video (made by a dedicated camera jumper)

Business to business:

  • Film / movie / television 
  • Demo / promo jumps
  • Corporate events

Paracentrum Texel
Postweg 128

1795 JS, De Cocksdorp, Texel
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 222 311464

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TANDEM JUMPS AND STATIC LINE TRAINING

In 2012 the drop zone in Ameland- at the time run by Peter Liemberg- was acquired by Paracentrum Texel and was added as the third drop zone to the Rienks’ family business.

The plane used for the drop zone on Ameland is a Cessna 182P, call sighn PH-OII. The aircraft has place for 4 passengers and a pilot.

On Ameland we offer you:

Parachute jump courses:

  • Military Square: static line
  • First Jump Course: static line

Tandem parachute sprongen:

  • Standard altitude: 9000 ft.
  • Handcam photo / video (the tandeminstructor shoots the footage)

Business to business:

  • Film and television shoots
  • Demo’s and promo’s
  • Corporate events

Skydive Ameland
Strandweg 21

9162 EV, Ballum, Ameland
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 519 554880

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SCENIC FLIGHTS AND INTRODUCTORY FLYING LESSONS

Tessel Air is established in the same building as the Paracentrum.

Scenic flights:

  • Scenic flight of 15 minutes
  • Scenic flight of 30 minutes
  • Scenic flight of 45 minutes
  • Scenic flight of 60 minutes

Introductory flying lessons:

  • ‘Special scenic flight’ of 20 minutes
  • ‘Special scenic flight’ of 40 minutes
  • ‘Special scenic flight’ of 60 minutes

Business to business:

  • Film and television productions
  • Photography flights
  • Corporate events

Tessel Air
Postweg 128

1795 JS, De Cocksdorp, Texel
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 222 311464

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RIGGERS LOFT AND SKYDIVE SHOP

The name has the two merged into it. “Isola” for the island Texel and “Quip” for the equipment. This subsidiary company of Paracentrum Texel deals in everything that has to do with skydiving. Like post cards, T-shirts, skydive books, toys, jump suits and the most advanced skydiving gear.

Our shop is located next to Paracentrum Texel’s front desk in the shop, here you can find the “small” products. For the purchase of parachutes or other gear, there’s always an instructor ready to help you.

Our years of experience guarantee you a custom and fair quote when interested in purchasing your own skydiving gear. For years, we are an official dealership of some of the largest skydive brands, including Performance Designs (parachutes), Sun Path (harness/containers), Symbiosis Suits (jumpsuits), Larsen & Brusgaard (altimeters), Parasport Italia (helmets and clothing) and Airtec (automatic openers).

Our staff also visits international symposia in order to keep up to date on the latest development. All this with the aim to inform our customers correctly and fully at all times.

Isola ‘Quip
Postweg 128

1795 JS, De Cocksdorp, Texel
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 222 311464

AIRPLANE

We fly a Cessna 182 with the call sign PH-DES, which fits 4 passengers and a pilot. So there is room for two tandem jumpers and their instructors.

The PH-DES is a Cessna 182 with a so-called in-flight door. This means the door doesn’t open outwards (like a car door) but upwards. The PH-DES has a piston engine. On busy days we fly with two airplanes. For this we use a Cessna 206 or a Cessna 208.