At Skydive Bay of Islands, we are extremely lucky to have the stunning Bay of Islands and it’s surroundings as our office. It’s a beautiful place to work and we want to keep it that way for decades to come. That’s why we are committed to doing our bit to protect the environment we operate out of.

Carbon Footprint Reduction

We’re working with Trees That Count to help mitigate our carbon footprint over the next 50 years, and help protect New Zealand’s threatened biodiversity. This is done by funding native trees planted in our beautiful area. That’s good for our carbon footprint, and for Aotearoa.

Our Aircraft

While it’s well known that planes are not the most environmentally friendly things we can’t eliminate the need for them just yet! However, we are committed to selecting the most efficient aircraft for the job and we do our best to make sure that we operate it in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Skydive Bay of Islands uses a Cessna Caravan, which is both fast and fuel-efficient. We also carry out extensive engine monitoring to track engine performance, look for and implement further operational efficiencies.

Tiaki | Care for New Zealand

What is the Tiaki promise?

New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now, and for future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand. Read more about this here >

Noise and the Environment

Aircraft are typically quite loud and their operation can have a significant impact on the people in the vicinity of operations. We consider this with our aircraft selection and wherever possible, flights are kept away from noise-sensitive areas.

Digital Photos and Videos

While your amazing memories are available to take away on a reusable USB stick, we have also incorporated an online media storage facility into our system which means your experience is available to share digitally with family and friends within a few moments of you landing, cutting down on the need to print copies and keep track of a USB or other storage device.

Waste Management and Recycling

At Skydive Bay of Islands, we have recycling facilities on site, which separate plastics, glass, and paper. Our staff makes a conscious effort to recycle whatever they can, and we encourage all of our customers to use these facilities too. The recycled materials are then collected by the council and sent to a sorting centre.

Giving back to our community

Skydive Bay of Islands believes very strongly in supporting our local community and welcomes any opportunity to be involved in giving back to our community. We support a number of charities.

Some of the ways we give back to the community include donating prize sponsorships. A few we have contributed to in the last 12 months include:

  • Donating a 12000ft skydive to local a primary
  • Donating a 12000ft skydive to Hospice
  • Partnering with Alzheimer’s Northland
  • Annual Donations to Project Islands Song

Partners

When we partner with other local businesses in the area we make sure that they adopt the same environmental values and sustainable practices that we believe in. After all, looking after the environment is a group effort!

Every little bit….

We are always looking for ways to improve Skydive Bay of Islands’ impact on the environment. In addition to the actions listed above, we are also proactively reducing our electricity and water consumption by purchasing efficient equipment and consumables as well as environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Each and every one of our team love, respect and admire the incredible landscape we work in, which is why each and every one of our team is committed to protecting it. If you have any questions about our environmental impact and sustainability, please don’t hesitate to ask!



  • star rating  Great experience and great instructor, loved his energy. If you get Prashant you’re in for a good time, till next time.

    Harry Stanley-Scott
    1 January 2022

    star rating  Completed my AFF learning course here, been jumping here every opportunity I can get. The instructors and other skydivers are always happy to share their wealth of knowledge and experience... read more

    Dylan le Roux
    1 August 2021

    star rating  Amazing experience. Gliding through the air with the beautiful view. Loved it and will be doing it again. Prashant you are a

    Makayla W
    1 January 2022
  • star rating  My journey with SBOI started with a 20000ft tandem in April. The minute my feet touched the ground I knew I had to learn to skydive solo. Subsequently I have... read more

    Neil
    1 August 2021

    star rating  A one in a lifetime experience! Deeply impressed by the preparation for the skydive by my tandem, Prashant, who was friendly and encouraging. I felt very secure and could enjoy... read more

    Ronak Tailor
    1 January 2022

    star rating  An amazing afternoon skydiving over the beautiful Bay of Islands. Maurice, my tandem master, was great. Knowledgable, calm, totally kept me at ease, pointed out all the sights on the... read more

    Nikiwe A
    1 January 2022
  • star rating  I am 13 years old and did a Tandem 12000 ft Skydive with Prashant, he was brilliant and I loved

    Dean S
    1 January 2022

    star rating  Amazing View and Excellent tandem master Maurice Healy! Will definitely be back! Big Thanks to the team for calming m

    Bailey H
    1 January 2022

    star rating  Wasn't sure if skydiving would be for me but instructor Maurice was super chill and totally made me feel happier about the situation. Felt very safe and he pointed out... read more

    megan
    1 January 2022
  • star rating  Awesome experience - Prashant was a great guide making the whole skydive memorable and enjoyable. Would definitely r

    Jono L
    1 November 2021

    star rating  Prashant Kapoo made it seems like it was 1pth time jumping out the plane. Everyone at the skydive team was incredible. They made the experience truly unforgettable! What an amazing... read more

    Ace
    1 October 2021

    star rating  This is my second time Skydiving in the Bay of Islands and If you are wanting to give it a go- GO FOR IT! Such an unreal experience with stunning... read more

    Emma T
    1 January 2022
  • star rating  Prashant you are absolutely amazing! Thank you for making this experience magical 🥰 Best instructor ever! If you haven't yet tried

    Reshma K
    1 October 2021

    star rating  It was my first time skydiving and I was so impressed by the staff at Skydiving zone Kerikeri Prashant Kapoor was friendly and professional making you feel comfortable from the... read more

    Jinal Patel
    1 January 2022

    star rating  This was one of the most epic experiences ever! Definitely something to do if you're an adrenaline junkie. A huge shout out to Prashant for being such a professional... read more

    Leewyn
    1 January 2022
  • star rating  Well organised and I felt totally safe to do a tandem sky dive. My only complaint would be that due to numbers, I was on the fourth flight up,... read more

    salsakarl
    1 October 2021

    star rating  The whole crew were amazing and made the experience out of this world. Especially Prashant my instructor who made me feel relaxed and able to enjoy the dive to its

    Max L
    1 December 2021

    star rating  Prashant, my instructor took my skydive experience to another level. Too great pictures and had a good chat from the start until the very end. The briefing was perfect and... read more

    Zarina
    1 December 2021
  • star rating  Right from when I was being kitted out, to landing back at base, Prashant made the whole experience fun and exciting. Thoroughly recomm

    N S
    1 October 2021