Candidate Testimonials

We pride ourselves in delivering the very best experience to each of our candidates. We recognize that happy customers and word of mouth are what grows our business and we understand that we are only as good as our last ratings course. We strive to provide each candidate with a positive learning experience and are always pleased to receive their feedback.

We thank our candidates for taking the time to share their observations with us, and invite you to read their testimonials below.

"Coach, AFF and Tandem rating courses are given in an excellent way by Bram. His teaching skills (and skydiving skills) are an example for everybody."

Wilfried Vanermen - Belgium

Coach, AFF and Tandem ratings course are given in a excellent way by BRAM. His teaching skills (and skydiving skills) are an example for everybody. I followed the coach course in skydive university Deland in 2005 but this one was more to the point and accurate. The rest of the course was a perfect upgrading of my already existing military AFF and TD skills. Communications with Elly were great and clear. Every great instructor needs a good back up in the office. Well done to both of you.


" I assure that anyone that apply to an SR's course will receive a professional and technical content that will prepare instructors for a lifetime, all this with a great experience and incredible people."

Enrico Prado Leite - Brazil

After 15 years of skydiving I decided to put myself on a new challenge that was become an instructor, doing it with SkydiveRatings made me more conscient and confident about the sport. I assure that anyone that apply to an SR's course will receive a professional and technical content that will prepare instructors for a lifetime, all this with a great experience and incredible people. Tks Bram and Elly...I'll keep saying this forever...


"Skydive ratings is the best!"

Edu Mereilles - Brazil

Skydive ratings is the best! I took the course with Bram and Elly in 2005 and after that many instructors from my dz and friends were referred by me to do the same. Knowing that the instructor has made a course with Skydive Ratings we know standard instructors they will be.

"About the AFF course: SR takes you through their training program - building module by module your knowledge, teaching skills and real world interactions with 'students'."

Philip Thomas

I can't say enough good things about Skydive ratings and the people that work there.

Depending on the course, you need to turn up with your skydiving skills polished and up to speed. From that point, SR takes you through their training program - building module by module your knowledge, teaching skills and real world interactions with 'students'. This is not a theory-only course - you leave with a considerable body of experience and are ready to step into the work environment at your DZ.

"It says "Skydiver Ratings" and that is what they offer in a very professional environment. Highly recommended."

Brian Dyas - BPA and USPA Instructor-examiner

It says "Skydiver Ratings' and that is what they offer in a very professional environment.
Highly recommended!


"The amount of knowledge and experience Bram and Elly offer can not be found anywhere else. They take you to new heights with every rating"

Andrew Plisko

The amount of knowledge and experience Bram and Elly offer can not be found anywhere else. They take you to new heights with every rating. The structure of the courses is not rushed and sets you up for success every time. VERY positive environment for the unsure! Thanks Bram and Elly, you guys are awesome!


"Bram and Elly put you at ease from the very first meeting and their immense knowledge of this sport shines through in everything that they do."

Christina Arango

The Skydive Ratings facilities are fantastic: every piece of training equipment you could wish for are tucked out of the way so that your class won't be disturbed by crazy skydivers. Bram and Elly put you at ease from the very first meeting and their immense knowledge of this sport shines through in everything that they do. The advice and help that you receive in their courses will make you a better teacher, and Skydive Ratings always does whatever they can to ensure everyone's success.


"I can see why people from all over the world seek out Bram and his staff. They are world class."

Jodi Adams

I heard rave reviews from a fellow skydiver who got their coach and tandem rating through Skydive Ratings. I know many talented and qualified IE's locally who I could have turned to for my AFF rating, but on the recommendation from my friend, I had to come and check it out.

I'm so glad I did! I found a staff that was organized, supportive, professional and more than qualified to teach me all that I needed to know to start my career as an AFF instructor.

The facilities were fantastic; a quiet, comfortable, air conditioned and clean classroom where the coffee pot was always on, a packing area, hanging harness and mock up, and being housed at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, FL definitely has its perks.

My class of 6 people quickly became like a family. Bram and his staff encouraged an environment where we all supported one another. They offered a safe place to learn, and to ask questions. Failing was just an opportunity for learning.

I can see why people from all over the world seek out Bram and his staff. They are world class.

I would recommend this to anyone. It was one of the most rewarding and challenging weeks of my skydiving career. I plan on going back for my tandem rating. Kudos to you and your staff for offering your talent, your love of the sport and yourselves to the world of skydiving.

Blue Skies!


"I simply can't say enough good things about the quality of their training, or their sheer awesomeness as people. I wouldn't send an AFFI candidate anywhere else!"

Nadene Beyerbach

Doing my AFF Instructor rating with Skydive Ratings was one of the best skydiving decisions that I've made.

Let me tell you, when Bram says he doesn't "give" people their ratings, he means it. I found the course to be quite challenging, yet with an incredible amount of support and training the whole way through. It thoroughly prepared me to take on any possible situation that a "live" AFF jump might present. In my first year as an AFF Instructor I did about 400 AFF jumps; They weren't all easy, but thanks to Bram and Elly, I was ready.

I simply can't say enough good things about the quality of their training, or their sheer awesomeness as people. I wouldn't send an AFFI candidate anywhere else!


"Skydive Ratings produces the most professional instructors in our industry simply because they care and take great pride in their own professionalism."

Ryan 'Shaggio' Levesque

I recently attended both the Coaches Course and the AFF-I course from Skydive Ratings. I cant say enough how professional the courses were run and how much I learned along the way.

Even having over 13 years and 4600 jumps in the sport before I decided to get those ratings it was an eye opener on how much can be learned in only a few days. Skydive Ratings produces the most professional instructors in our industry simply because they care in and take great pride in their own professionalism.


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