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At Gateway Skydiving Center we jump from up to 10,500 feet, above Carlyle Lake.
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THE DREAM OF FLIGHT
Our mission is to create a fun and friendly environment for our first time and experienced jumpers alike while putting safety first.
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Gateway Skydiving Center is the Highest rated Skydiving Drop Zone on Google in 250 mile radius from St. Louis, MO With OVER 11,000 TANDEM SKYDIVES COMPLETED SINCE 2012
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SERVING GREATER Missouri AREA

GATEWAY SKYDIVING CENTER

Skydiving in St. Louis since 2012

So, you’ve always wanted to skydive?

Well now is the time to call and book your skydive and FINALLY cross it off your bucket list. Gateway Skydiving Center is a 2nd generation, family-operated skydiving center with over 60 years of skydiving experience. We are located in Greenville, Illinois (a quick 45-minute drive east of St. Louis, Missouri), on a 500-acre award-winning airport perfectly suited for skydiving. We proudly serve the St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois area.  

This will be the skydiving experience you will NEVER forget, and that’s our promise to you.

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Pricing

Tandem skydive

The quickest way to make your first jump.
$ 249
95
Per Person
  • The views of Lake Carlyle from 10,500 feet
  • USPA rated instructors
  • The shortest wait times in St. Louis area
  • No experience is necessary
  • Must be over 18 and under 230 lb. Add $50 if over 200 lb.
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Video or Pictures

(Add $20 Video + Pictures Package)
$ 99
95
Per Person
  • True HD Video and Photos (1080p HD)
  • Social media worthy content, edited and ready to share
  • Your own personalized online media gallery where you can download your photos and video, or share with friends and family
  • Your media package will be delivered digitally shortly after your landing
  • Optional raw footage purchase to create your own edit

Advanced free-fall

(Must complete at least three learning tandem skydives with Gateway Skydiving Center)
$ 349
95
Per Person
  • Accelerated Free Fall course
  • Jump from 10,500 feet
  • 6 hours to complete
  • Must be over 18 and under 200 lb
  • Only Skydive Center near St. Louis where you can learn to skydive
  • Only St. Louis skydiving Center with USPA qualified accelerated freefall instructors

Skydiving in Saint Louis

OUR CORE VALUES

We have the best skydiving instructors in the St. Louis area that regularly compete at US and world skydiving competitions. Our core values are to teach and help others grow with each skydive and to pass down skills to help make confident and safe skydivers and instructors for the world. 

Almost all of our skydiving instructors started their skydiving careers at Gateway Skydiving Center and share the same love and passion for this great sport. We are NOT A “TANDEM ONLY” SKYDIVING CENTER! We love to make future skydivers. We are a family friendly drop zone where everyone is welcome, regardless of who you are or where you come from.

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Skydiving Team

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

INSTRUCTOR

Zuhdija Smajic

DROPZONE OWNER

Arnel Smajic

AFF/TANDEM INSTRUCTOR

Blake Collins

AFF/TANDEM INSTRUCTOR

Nathan Burbank

TANDEM INSTRUCTOR

CLayton Forsyth

AFF/TANDEM INSTRUCTOR

David Hejl

general skydiving questions

faq

Like nothing, you can experience on the ground. It does not feel like a rollercoaster. You do not feel like you’re falling. There is no “stomach drop”. You will experience a lot of noise (from the wind) and some pressure pushing your arms up. Just smile and enjoy yourself. Smiling also helps prevent the dreaded “tandem mouth“.

Yes. There are goggles made specifically for students who wear glasses, they fit over your frame and keep your glasses safe. If you’re wearing contact lenses, you may wear a normal pair of goggles and they’ll be safe too, just make sure your goggles are tight.
To skydive you must weigh under 230 pounds. You must be 18 years or older.  200-230 lbs – $50 surcharge.

VISIT US

we are closer than you think

  • St. Louis - 45 min
  • Belleville - 59 min
  • Collinsville - 40 min
  • Edwardsville - 40 min
  • Clayton - 1 hr
  • Florissant - 57 min
  • Chesterfield - 1 hr 13 min
  • O'Fallon - 1 hr 20 min
  • St. Charles - 1 hr 10 min
  • Mt. Vernon - 1 hr 15 min
  • Greenville - 2 miles from I-70
  • Effingham - 55 min
  • Terre Haute - 1 hr 56 min
  • Champaign - 2 hr
  • Decatur - 1 hr 38 min
  • Springfield - 1 hr 17 min
  • Evansville - 2 hr 30 min

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