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  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  I went there for my 21st birthday and It was such an amazing experience! I was even the first one to jump out of the plane. I'd happily do it... read more

      Wanderer802503
      27 September 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  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  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

      KiriRameka
      15 February 2022

      star rating  Professional, fun, relatable - Bay Of islands skydive is very professional, great welcome, great introduction to the jump and great gears and premises, everything run smoothly professionally and fast.
      Prashant Kapoor was my instructor... read more

      MindTechPlus
      23 January 2023
    • star rating  Exhilarating experience with Prashant, would totally recommend to anyone! Amazing views and a feeling of freedom that's hard to find.

      Goswimswam
      22 April 2022

      star rating  Had the best experience ever.Maurice guided me with everything.He was a great from start to finish.I look forward to jump again , higher next time with him.
      I have purchased... read more

      snnrnk
      7 August 2022

      star rating  North Island skydiving experience - Bay of Islands. - The weather was perfect, the whole process was handled very efficiently, my tandem coach was fantastic - he made me feel very comfortable the whole time and he explained everything... read more

      Ken T
      28 December 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  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  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
    • 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  Best 21st experience possible had the best day, couldn’t have asked for better staff managed to help us all do it even when a couple of our group had never... read more

      Chase944
      8 August 2022

      star rating  It’s was the best skydive with my man Prashant made me feel safe at all time very positive and encouraging 110% recommending

      Dre Marsh
      1 January 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

      Chris
      1 February 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  Absolutely amazing, stunning views and lots of fun. Thank you to all the staff. Can not wait to again! 20,000ft next time!!!

      Emma
      1 March 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  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  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  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  Great experience. 20,000 feet and enjoyed every minute. Awesome instructor Andrew. Very professional, very friendly couldn’t been been better. The staff were very helpful and friendly.... read more

      alvinmm2020
      21 January 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
    • 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  Enjoyed the whole experience, from start to end! Couldn’t get enough of how much fun it was!
      Loved everything & thank you Prashant for being an awesome instructor!

      ilaisef2022
      25 September 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

      Kylie N
      1 February 2022
    • star rating  Such an awesome experience and heaps of fun Great tandem Instrustor Prashant made the whole experience relaxing and piece of mind Would highly recommend and do again in the future... read more

      Mark Kerr
      1 April 2022

      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  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