Jeremy Climie

Jeremy Climie

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    is there anywhere to skydive in St Maarten?

    Just in case anyone else is trying to find an answer, here is one that I got from a skydive specific forum: I went to the island about 4-5 years ago for a family vacation. The guy that was running the "DZ" actually had it listed as a Canadian CSPA affiliated DZ. It was listed there for many years in the Canadian Canpara magazine. I sent dozens of emails to the two accounts I could find asking for information about skydiving before I left but never, ever received a reply. I made other plans for activities while there and didn't plan on skydiving at all because of that. I happen to be near the airport one day so I popped in during the middle of the afternoon to check it out. The only guy there was the janitor sweeping the floor. I asked him whats up with the skydiving listing and he told me that the guy that does it is basically a bum. He lives in an apartment down the road and he owns a tandem rig. When ever he is stressed for money he rents the local cargo plane and takes a few tandems up for cash when the cruise ship people are wandering around downtown. When I got back from the trip I tuned in CSPA to what their DZ was up to and by the next issue, the listing was removed. Like I said, that was about 5 years ago and someone new might have taken over the business but unless you can contact these guys BEFORE you leave and get a response, I would err on the side of caution and think that nothing has changed. Remember that they are their own country with no CSPA affiliation. Are they a current rated Tandem Master? Has the tandem rig ever, ever been back to the manufacturer for its re-certification? Check the rules because St. Maartin is it's own island and has its own skydiving rules (if they even exist). Good luck. Man I love the internet, it is so awesome. almost 7 years ago

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    What's the fastest way from Genoa to Nice?

    Trains are terrible at the moment. There are strikes all the time and the timetables are a mess. Genoa and Nice both have airports so there might be flights but it would cost a bit. Your best option is probably to hire a car. If you drive on the Autostrada it will cost you about 20 Euros in tolls but it is definitely worth it because it is much much faster. If you feel like driving a bit faster you can get away with it in Italy too, nobody seems to care if you do 150km/h. about 7 years ago