I have to defer on this one. Only your surgeon can give you personal advise regarding this situation.
If your dr. said it was fine then go for it, I'm assuming you went to the dr who performed your RD surgery. There is nothing in the medical literature that suggests skydiving causes RDs or increases your chances of having one.
Most RDs are causes by vitreal traction on the retina, you should know this as you've suffered an RD.
I'm at higher than average risk for RD, too, and I've read that it's best to avoid roller coasters. I suspect that this warning might also apply to skydiving. But berrywoo's right--ask your retinal specialist.
I second that if your Retinal Specialist said it's fine, why not ya know. We only live once. I've been and it's by far one of the greatest things I've ever done. I think you'd be fine!
If you're okay to fly in an airplane you're okay to jump out of one. For the worst case scenario wear good headgear (helmet) in case of a rough landing. Otherwise have fun! I jumped every weekend for three years and had a great time.
The risks will depend upon the repair and healing. Seek a second opinion from a retinal specialist, if you are not comfortable with the advise yours has given.
Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California