Can I use AfterPay to pay for my jump?

Yes! We are pleased to say we now offer AfterPay as a payment option in-store.

Please note that at this time AfterPay is only available for in-store payments and only for direct bookings.

How long will my skydive take?

It typically takes 1.5 hours from your arrival to complete your skydive, but please allow 3 hours just in case. We need to allow for changes in the weather and because we are an aviation business, unexpected operational requirements can pop up from time to time.

How long is freefall in a skydive?

Your freefall can be anywhere from 20 seconds, all the way up to 75 seconds depending on the altitude you choose to jump from!

For more info on our heights and freefall times please check out our prices.

How long is my parachute ride to the ground?

After you’ve experienced the thrill of freefall from your chosen altitude you’ll enjoy a relaxing parachute ride to the ground. You’ll have approximately 5 minutes to soak up the incredible views of the Bay of Islands.

What is the age limit?

There is no age limit to experience a skydive, however, passengers under 18 years of age require signed consent from their parent or guardian. All passengers must securely fit in the harness. Please get in contact with our staff if you require a parental consent form to be emailed to you prior to your jump.

What is the weight limit?

In order to ensure the safety of all participants, we have a weight limit of 100kg. We do have a bit of leeway with this depending on the weather conditions. If you are over this limit please get in touch with our crew prior to booking your jump.

What should I wear for my jump?

No special clothing is required! We provide each jumper with a jumpsuit to wear over their clothes. But we do recommend you dress warmly (especially during the cooler months) and comfortably. We also require all jumpers to be wearing closed-toed shoes.

Do I need to choose my height and camera now?

Nope! Even after you’ve purchased your jump you still have the option to upgrade your jump height and add camera packages. Once you arrive at our Drop Zone on the day of your jump our staff will go over our different altitudes and camera packages to help you choose the best fit for you!

What camera options do you have?

We have three different camera options to choose from. We offer free fall and selfie videos and photos. Everything is shot in HD. Check out our Photo and Videos page for more information, or contact our staff for help choosing the package that best suits you.

Can I take my own camera?

You can take as much footage as you like on the ground but there are strict rules on taking extra equipment on the plane. So unfortunately not, sorry! Our own camera flyers do a minimum of 200 jumps before they begin training for the camera, and since we are working with lines and parachutes there are too many safety issues with bringing your GoPro along. We do offer a range of different camera packages though – check out our Photo and Video Packages page for more info!

What equipment do I need to being for my tandem skydive?

You don’t need to bring any equipment. All your tandem skydiving gear will be provided for you.

Can I still jump if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect your ability to skydive, please seek professional medical advice prior to jumping.

Can I skydive whilst pregnant?

Unfortunately, you cannot skydive whilst pregnant.

Can my family/friends/significant other come and watch?

Absolutely! We have a viewing area set up where spectators will be able to watch your whole experience – from when the plane takes off until your feet are back on the ground!

When is the best time to skydive in New Zealand?

Any time is a good time to skydive in New Zealand. The Bay of Islands is situated in “The Winterless North” and is the warmest and sunniest drop zone in New Zealand. You’ll still need warm clothing if you’re jumping in the winter months, however.

Do I need to check the weather before my skydive?

Skydiving is a weather-dependent activity. Our staff will make a weather call an hour before each jump time to assess the weather conditions and ensure we will be able to jump. On the day of your skydive, call us on 0800 GO JUMP (0800 465867) an hour before your reservation time to reconfirm your booking.

Can I skydive by myself?

You can’t skydive by yourself on your first jump, but if you’re interested in skydiving as a sport we offer a comprehensive Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) course – please get in touch with our staff or check out our AFF page for more info!

Can I learn to skydive solo?

Yes! We offer a comprehensive Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) course. If you’re interested in hearing more about our AFF course check out our AFF page or get in touch with our staff for more info.

Do you allow sport jumpers?

Yes! Skydive Bay of Islands welcomes sports skydivers!

Can I rent skydiving sports gear?

We do have sports gear available for rental, but please get in touch with our staff regarding rental prior to your arrival at the Drop Zone.

Do you have a question that wasn’t answered above? Get in touch below and a member or our crew will help you out!

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    • star rating  Andrew was fantastic explaining how things were going work and I was so relaxed and will highly recommend him to everyone.

      Viccy T
      1 March 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  Great professional set up. Staff friendly and organized. Amazing views and experience. 20000 feet is a long way up! Awesome.

      margoh359
      16 January 2021
    • star rating  A fantastic and amazing experience.
      Thanks tons to Rhys Brady who made me comfortable and fun to do this. He was awesome to fly with and I will cherish this... read more

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      9 February 2023

      star rating  Amazing and unforgettable first skydive!!!
      Fantastic staff and the Instructor who made the experience even more better!!

      RituD133
      15 January 2021

      star rating  Amazing experience and definitely want to go again! The crew were really friendly and experienced, which helped with my nerves

      CaitMoor
      28 September 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  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  Such an amazing experience! I went up with the lovely Prashant who pointed out all of the sites and took some great footage for me. He calmed my nerves and... read more

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      30 January 2023
    • 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  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  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  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  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  It was so fun even though I was terrified! I jumped with RHYS BRADY and he was brilliant it was an enjoyable experience and I would definitely try it... read more

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      28 December 2022
    • star rating  We had an amazing skydive experience recently and prashant is the man who made is possible.
      Such an amazing and experienced guy.
      Highly recommend.
      ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

      ParamvirW1
      25 September 2022

      star rating  Absolutely amazing. I would 100% do it again but higher up. My instructor (Prashant) was fab and super encouraging. If you get an opportunity do it go for it.

      Adrenalinejunkie22
      30 April 2022

      star rating  I am 16 years old and did my first jump with Prashant. He was absolutely fantastic and he made me feel comfortable and made lots of funny jokes. ... read more

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      6 January 2023
    • 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  Amazing experience today with Prashant! Felt so safe and had so much fun!! 1000% recommend doing the 20,000ft skydive!

      lydiahC132HS
      11 November 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  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  kia ora! Prashant, the bro, made my experience great and I had so much fun
      We went quick and were up in the sky early

      Highlights were leaving the... read more

      chloefricker
      25 June 2022

      star rating  Booked jump for my son’s 15th birthday who was very nervous and team was very helpful specially his instructor Prashant very professional and fun loving person who made him laugh... read more

      SandyM1818
      29 April 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  Good place for a first skydive - Very slick operation they have here with no unnecessary waiting around.

      Thankfully they called me in advance to suggest moving the jump date a couple of days earlier to... read more

      K8667CEtimd
      13 December 2022

      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  All of it. From ground to ground. Waiting for 30,000 feet then edge of space. I'm in for all of it. If I could afford to go solo I would

      Houlthama1
      22 February 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

      shevaughanwa
      19 March 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!

      Tamarajwa
      19 March 2022