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 85 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  Tick off my bucket list . Prashant Kapoor was my Tandom instructor! I could not of felt any safer in this man’s hands / arm’s literally! He was so engaging... read more

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      20 November 2022

      star rating  What an beautiful morning doing the sunrise jump! Thank you Skydive Bay of Islands for an awesome experience, an Maurice for being a great calming instructor!

      Lindsayllr
      15 July 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  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  Had a wonderful time in the air. My instructor Prashadt was amazing. Very clear with instructions and you felt safe the whole way through. I jumped with my mother who’s... read more

      breezee2015
      18 June 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  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  From the time I stepped foot in the premises the crew were professional, a well oiled machine that worked without fault. My instructor Prashant Kapoor was fantastic, I can’t recommend... read more

      Teish Paton
      1 April 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

      Mmkerr
      16 April 2022
    • 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  Amazing and unforgettable first skydive!!!
      Fantastic staff and the Instructor who made the experience even more better!!

      RituD133
      15 January 2021

      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  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  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  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  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  Prashant was super cool, Jump was awesome. Defo do this - best experience with a great crew to look after you.

      Jeremy A
      1 January 2022

      star rating  Terrifying exhilarating fantastic fun. Maurice Healy
      has amazing people skills!
      Hope he’s still there in a months time when I do my second jump!!
      Thanks to all the... read more

      angelanz2015
      19 October 2022
    • star rating  Awesome experience Instructor (Prashanti) made the whole experience fun and memorable. Definitely will be back to go higher.
      Recommend to all!

      rylee_windelborn
      7 April 2022

      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  Awesome experience. Prashant is THE BEST, so supportive and made whole skydiving safe and fun.

      Highly recommended ️️️️️

      Odyssey56673352481
      8 November 2022
    • star rating  First time jumping and the whole experience was awesome.Was anxious and excited,just wanted to get up in the air and jump.
      Can’t explain the feeling,a fast paced rush during the... read more

      N6806GZphilr
      20 January 2021

      star rating  I had the most amazing experience! It was a very spur of the moment decision to go and I absolutely loved it. I had Prashant as my instructor and he... read more

      jogW4874EN
      13 November 2022

      star rating  The most amazing experience!! Totally professional and at no point did I feel I couldn't do it. Prasanth and the rest of the team were incredible - everything was so... read more

      Nikki M
      1 February 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  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  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  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  I did a skydive here on 02nd January 2022. The skydive itself was exhilarating. A lifelong dream and the first one I'd ever done. Everything went well until we came... read more

      DanCou1420
      25 September 2022

      star rating  First time and its not scary at all.. - Amazing and wonderful experience... it was my first time and believeme it was not SCARY, its not like a roller-coaster feeling, I didn't even feel like falling more like... read more

      yakimmikay
      24 November 2022