Skydive Pura vida is owned by our good friend Clem Major and is located an hour south from us in beautiful Puntarenas.
Trips are easy from Tamarindo.
David "Clem" Major
proprietor pilot instructor
.David “Clem” Major was introduced to me by my best friends Andre and Lisa Vander. Clem, Lisa, and Andre were fellow pilots in California and originally hoped to open the business together. Andre and Lisa came early to scout the landscape and settled in the Tamarindo area with their young family. When Clem came a few years later the Vanders were ensconced in Villa Real with their son in local schools. In addition conditions in the Tamarindo area were not suitable due to lack of suitable local runways and wind conditions. So Clem found a suitable location in beautiful Aranjuez Puntarenas an hour or so south of Tamarindo. Clem was a well known Hollywood aerial cinematographer stunt man and pilot and definitely looks the part. He is a seasoned pilot and sky dive instructor with awards and accolades that decorate his hangar from all over the world. Clem was so well known and respected in the industry that he was tapped by president Bush’s team and on the jump when Bush made his epic sky dive in his 90s
On behalf of my family (sister, brother, boyfriend), I want to say this was by far the best experience we had in Costa... Rica. Thank you Mike and Glen for being so awesome throughout the entire experience and making something so terrifying into one of the most blissful experience of my life. I highly recommend Skydive Pura Vida if you are hoping to do Sky Diving for the first or 100th time, as the service provided by them was nothing short of amazing. Thank you again for making our second last day in Costa Rica one to remember. Dhar.read more
Went on Dec 7 for my birthday and mannnnn this was the best experience of my life so far. David and his team are... friendly, funny, chill, cool and super experienced. Went as a couple. The scenery is some of the best with the coastline and mountain ranges. Super fun, exciting stuff. Cheers to David and his team, PURA VIDA!read more
It was an amazing experience. Scary at first, but got used to it in a second. The jump masters were very nice as well,... I really appreciated that and I’m willing to come back to Costa Rica and jump again!!!read more
Awesome experience jumping for the first time. David is awesome and very easygoing and easy to communicate as well as... the other instructor. Would recommend this company to anyone wanting to skydive in Costa Rica.read more
The best experience. It was a gift from my girlfriend and I enjoyed every minute of it. The owner and the other... employees are absolute legends, there is nothing to be worried about and the whole place is so comfortable. you get a great video also, we cant wait to be back one day with our own license to jump ! Esher and Dunjaread more
I had a great time skydiving with the instructor Clem yesterday. I'm a beginner skydiver myself and he gave me lots of... great advice to improve my skydiving. He also had rental equipment in good condition for skydivers. I highly recommend this dropzone!read more