It takes more than just staff to make a skydiving centre. It takes a community of dedicated like-minded individuals that have a passion for a sport they love and want to share with the people of beautiful Victoria, BC. We would like to give a shout out to a few of those people who aren’t listed here that go above and beyond to make this sport safe, accessible and fun.
Rating: Coach 2, Jump Master, Ground Control Instructor, Skydive School Examiner, Tandem Instructor, Rigger Jumps: 4000+
Phil is the owner of Victoria Skydivers. He has been skydiving for over 20 years. If you don’t believe us check out that mustache. He has done hundreds of exhibition jumps and close to a thousand tandems. Phil believes in creating a safe, fun and stimulating learning environment for students, tandem passengers and repeat jumpers.
Rating: Coach 2, Jump Master, Exhibition Jump Rating, Progressive Freefall Instructor, Instructor A, Instructor B
Pete is our First Jump Course instructor and Exhibition jump coordinator. He also issues ratings for skydivers that want to progress in the sport. Pete has been skydiving for 28 years and has competed in national skydiving competitions winning one silver and two bronze metals. We can’t say enough good things about Pete. He is the heart of our growing student population and the soul of our exhibition jumps, we thank him for that.
Rating: Coach 2, Jump Master, Ground Control Instructor, Exhibition Jump Rating, Tandem Master, Rigger
Brian is our Tandem Master. He is also a Jump Master for our students and does all the rigging for our parachutes. Brian has been skydiving for over 20 years and spent a year jumping with the Skyhawks (Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team). When Brian is asked how many jumps he has done his answer is always not enough.
Rating: Coach 2, Jump Master, Ground Control Instructor
Wade is an integral part of our sky ninja crew. He is a Jump Master, Coach 2, Videographer and he also does ground control for our students. Wade was born in the sewers and raised by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He was trained by the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers and has fought along side famous super heroes, such as the Fantastic 4 and the Autobots. He is the hero this drop zone deserves, not the one it needs right now.
Rating: Coach 2, Jump Master, Exhibition Jump Rating, Progressive Freefall Instructor
John started skydiving many years ago while in the Canadian Army stationed with the US military. He has been skydiving at Victoria Skydivers for 28 years and over that time he has seen many of our students become professional skydivers. John is a coach 2, jump master, videographer and video editor. He is also one of our exhibition jumpers which has allowed him to land at the Oak Bay Tea Party, Esquimalt Buccaneer Days, Royal Athletic Park and many other events.
Gavin signed on to manifest for us before ever stepping a foot in the sky. He took the first jump course and now has his ‘A’ licence. Gavin is our golden boy. He has taken on the role of booking tandems and first jump courses along with manifesting, driving, packing, and anything else that needs doing.
Janie is our Sunday manifestor. She came to help out on the first day and really enjoyed the atmosphere so she decided to stick around. Janie did a few skydives 7 years ago but life took her in other directions. She has managed to find her way back to the sport and is now working her way toward solo certification with the rest of our students.