Meet the HolSky Bunch – DZM Vitor “Vitaum” Tamarozi


In 2017, Vitor Tamarozi made his way to the United States to embark on his journey of owning and running a Dropzone as main occupation. He, along Ronaldo Tkotz, with owns Silicon Valley Skydiving, and he runs the jump operations and the dropzone’s parachute rigging loft, XGear Inc. Vitor is our DropZone Master Chief, acting as Safety & Training Advisor, FAA Certified Rigger, and one of our most experienced D-Licensed Instructors, Camera Flyer and Canopy Pilot, holding USPA’s Tandem, AFF, Coach and S&TA ratings.


Why do you skydive?
I always dreamt of flying and going to space, and skydiving fulfilled most of that. Still dreaming about space, though.

​How old were you when you made your first jump?
November of 1998, 18 years old.

​What’s the highest altitude you’ve jumped from?
The Highest was almost 21,000ft for big way formation record jumps.

When did you realize you enjoyed skydiving enough to do it as a living?
In 2001 we were already running our own DropZone at Londrina, our hometown in Brazil, not as a main occupation though, but as a business still.

How many jumps you do in a year?
Around 500.

​Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve feared for your life? If so, why?
I fear for my life every jump and that keeps me aware, prompt, and safety oriented, for that I’ve been having a very positive career so far, and never had anything happening where I felt grasping for luck.

If you had one word to describe free-fall, what would it be?

​What has been your most memorable jump to date?
Not one, since there are so many aspects to skydiving. Like my first jump, first competition, first record, celebrating round numbers as 100’s, 500’s, 2,000th’s, getting ratings are always very memorable, and can’t leave out wingsuit jumps.

​If you could pick one person to skydive with, who would it be and why?
I can’t just think of one person, I’ve taken my parents, sister, wife, cousins. Its very nice to be able to provide and share this experience with family and friends.

​What would your “Dream Skydive” be?
Jumping from space is something I’d consider a dream.

What is your favorite part of the sport?
The huge range and likely endless possibilities for different techniques and improvement.

What other hobbies do you enjoy outside of skydiving?
Sport motorcycle racing, tennis, inline skating, and soccer are the main ones. Outside of sports I enjoy LEGO, computer programming and gaming, also home improvement.

What type of work did you do before skydiving?
I co-owned and run a growing tech company for 15+ years, acting as Head of Technology and Engineering.

How does your family feel about you being a skydiver?
They are proud and supportive of me. Took my wife, mother and sister on jumps already, also my dad on some flights.

​If you had any advice to anyone else thinking of getting into skydiving what would it be?
Go for it… Smile and have fun! =D