Modern Sport for
Modern People

Our drop zone services Louisiana (New Orleans, Slidell, Baton Rouge), Alabama, Mississippi and Northwest Florida. We are a convenient drive from all major areas on the Gulf Coast.

We welcome experienced skydivers from all over the world, offering the best hospitality in the country, so please come out and join our family for a fun and unforgettable experience.

Gold Coast Skydiving Advantages

Gold Coast Skydivers has been the go-to spot for skydiving since 1993, and we're proud to say our drop zone is ranked the best in the world on All our instructors are USPA-licensed, so you know you're in good hands. Plus, we're just a quick hop from several hotels, making your dive trip super convenient. Ready to jump into the fun? Just a heads-up—stick to the official sites for the real deal and steer clear of the misleading ones. Drop by and take the plunge with us!

Our Instructors

Gold Coast Skydivers has some of the most experienced instructors in the skydiving industry. They average over 20 years experience. Meet some of the most talented instructors in the New Orleans area.

  • Mike Igo

    Mike Igo

    In Loving Memory:
    3 May 1952 - 21 April 2010

    Mike made his first jump when he joined the U.S. Marines in 1969 and fell in love with the sport. In April 1993 Mike founded Gold Coast Skydivers. Through Gold Coast Skydivers he has moved and inspired thousands of people around the world. Mike passed away shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer. Mike will forever be missed at Gold Coast Skydivers.
  • Leanne Smith

    Drop Zone Owner

    Freefall Coach Leanne started skydiving in 1998. She was in the Air Force 10 years but got stationed in Mississippi and fell in love with the people at Gold Coast and decided to call it home. Leanne says "the thing she likes most about Gold Coast is the people are like her family and no one is a stranger. No matter how many jumps you have or what your skydiving preference is, you are welcome just the same."
  • Justin Smith

  • Brooke Blanks

  • Michael “Mikey” Migliore

  • Josh

    Josh Cochran

  • Phil Litke

  • Terry Gandy

  • Paul Cruz

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Jump Times:
Saturdays and Sundays by appointment