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  I was nervous but Prashant was hilarious which helped me relax. The dive itself was amazing! Would 100% recommend and would definitely do it again. I live in Auckland but... read more

    Doug M
    1 March 2022

    star rating  Hi sky dived with Prashant, he was so friendly and made me feel so comfortable. The sky dive itself was terrifying but I’m sooo glad I got to experience it... read more

    AlexandraC3872
    27 May 2022

    star rating  An amazing experience, never thought I would try it but so glad I did. Excellent staff both at the desk and especially the instructor. So supportive and gave great step... read more

    688mareew
    28 May 2022
  • star rating  I had an awesome time! Such a great experience and excellent, friendly staff 😁 Thank you so much to Prashant for being so comforting during the dive and Teremoana for... read more

    Kiri
    1 February 2022

    star rating  I was booked in for the 9000ft and upgraded for only $30 to the 12000ft. Was my first jump and I was nervous! I absolutely loved the experience! Every member... read more

    LexChapman
    4 April 2022

    star rating  Amazing experience I would recommend to everyone! The team were super lovely, Prashant my instructor, was really great and made the experience so much fun. Loved every minute of it.... read more

    Shevaughan
    1 March 2022
  • star rating  Very friendly staff in generaland highly experienced instructor Prashant.. He made sure I knew everything I needed to know and tokk a great record of the skydive. Thanks for a... read more

    jennifermargaret
    21 May 2022

    star rating  Such an amazing experience! Super fun and funny crew who made the whole experience great! Will be back for more adrenaline rushes!

    Tamara W
    1 March 2022

    star rating  Cannot wait to do it again, easily the highlight of my summer, and the most fun I have had strapped to a man; I'd recommend it. Felt very safe in... read more

    125kylien
    17 February 2022
  • star rating  Amazing experience! First time, didn’t think I would like it and was so scared. The crew were amazing and the free fall was a major buzz. Would do it again!... read more

    Kimmoor123456
    28 September 2022

    star rating  Anna & I throughly enjoyed our time with your team, would recommend. The instructors were both very good and made our experience very good

    Liam S
    1 January 2022

    star rating  Wow,just wow! Amazing experience made more memorable by the amazing tandem Master Prashant. He makes you feel so at ease, relaxed and he makes a good experience into an unforgettable... read more

    rociosX4974EY
    14 March 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  An amazing time the confident, friendly and experienced instructors. Cheers Prashant for the mean experience

    MorganFrisbie-jones
    21 January 2021

    star rating  Amazing blue sky experience from 20,000 feet over the beautiful Bay of Islands. Thanks to my great instructor Prashant and all the Skydive Bay of Islands team for a fantastic afternoon.

    Mike
    1 January 2022
  • star rating  Best experience of my life by far! Beautiful view, amazing and kind staff and wonderful dog Jamie. Felt safe and enjoyed every second of it. Would definitely recommend, and WILL... read more

    D9753KTemmam
    27 September 2022

    star rating  Would do it again, was an enjoyable experience. The guys there took good care and would recommend to anyone doing it for the first time

    Harsh
    1 April 2022

    star rating  After a few failed attempts to get to Taupo (lockdowns) to skydive with friends, and after the death of one of my groups mother, we decided while we were all... read more

    travellingtillmans
    1 March 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  I was nervous but Prashant was hilarious which helped me relax. The dive itself was amazing! Would 100% recommend and would definitely do it again. I live in Auckland but... read more

    DougM1880
    25 March 2022

    star rating  We’ll run and safety was always first. Prashant Kapooron was incredibly friendly as were all the staff. I would highly recommend doing this. I’ll be back up in 2023... read more

    Lesleyeaton
    22 July 2022
  • star rating  Awesome! Highly recommend! I will be back! Great crew right from when you walk in the door until you take off your suit. Andrew was super... read more

    Fran B
    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  A great experience for those "not quite so young" as well. My wife and I had a jump to celebrate a 70th birthday, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.....even the... read more

    Curious242943
    23 January 2021
  • 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  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  Just wow - the feeling of cold air - walked away with the biggest smile - amazing - would 110% do it again and again

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    29 November 2022
  • star rating  Absolutely the best! It brought back so many memories of my previous skydive experience from the early 1960's. Maurice was amazing! He understood and supported this octogenarian to tick... read more

    Octoadrenalinejunkie
    16 July 2022

    star rating  I had prashant as instructor for a tandem dive, couldn't have wished for a better person to jump out of a plane with. For anyone who hasn't skydived I would... read more

    Sean
    1 January 2022

    star rating  Skydive Bay of Islands were fantastic from start to finish. I contacted them several months ago telling them we would be passing through on a cruise ship. They picked us... read more

    AnnetheAussie
    15 November 2022