Gord Gauvin

Owner/Operator at Skydive Vancouver Island

Gord is the Owner of Skydive Vancouver Island, a Tandem Instructor,  Skydiving Coach and Jump Master. He has been skydiving for over 20 years and is on the board of the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association. Gord has lived on the island for the last 7 years and is excited to share the magnificent views and experience that Skydive Vancouver Island has to offer.

Hootch B

Tandem Master at Skydive Vancouver Island

Michael “Hootch” discovered his passion for skydiving in 2002 when his baseball coach signed the team up for a skydive. Hootch has been jumping ever since. With over 3000 jumps, Hootch is a CSPA Coach 1, Coach 2, Jump Master, Ground Control Instructor, Skydive School Instructor, Skydive School Examiner, Progressive Free Fall Instructor, and is exhibition jump rated. Hootch’s keen sense of safety along with a light-hearted, fun approach to everything makes skydiving with Hootch unforgettable.

Emmet B

Tandem Master and Coach at Skydive Vancouver Island

Emmet started skydiving in 2000 and fell in love with the sport instantly. Not only has he become a leading Tandem Instructor, Tunnel Instructor and Industry Coach, he has been competitive in the sport holding several medals in a variety of skydiving disciplines.   In 2015 Emmet was a part of the 164 way vertical (head down) World Record which is an accomplishment demonstrating Emmet's insane skydiving skill! 


Allison C

Manifest at Skydive Vancouver Island

Allison is the "Go To Girl" at the Drop Zone. If you don't see her running around the DZ helping customers and organizing our team, you will find her plugging away at our Social Media platforms and planning out the next big event. Although she has 130 skydives logged, Allison prefers to watch the skydivers as she is playing golf around the Parksville/Nanoose Bay area.

Parachute Pete

Exhibition Jumper with Vancouver Island Demostration Parachute Team

Pete, better known as Parachute Pete,  joins the Vancouver Island Demonstration Team again this season. Most famous for his crazy pants and smoke shows, Parachute Pete brings a whole new level to our Demonstration Jumps. He often brings along his son Alex, who has exceptional photography talent to capture these fun events and his amazing wife, Shellayne who assist with ground crew. 

Chris S

Sponsored Athlete with Skydive Vancouver Island

Chris began his Skydiving career on Vancouver Island. He spent 2013/14 working in Australia as a Packer and Videographer.  He joined our team in 2015 where he quickly progressed in Canopy Piloting (Swooping). Chris now lives in Sweden where he proudly represents Skydive Vancouver Island in National and International competitions. His goal is to join the Canadian National Team in 2019.  Chris is a native Nanaimoian.

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(Closed Tuesdays to spend family time)
Weather depending 
9AM until sunset
Call us today if you have a question

Our office is located at the

Arbutus Meadows Events Centre

1515 Island Hwy E

Nanoose Bay, BC


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