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

      MorganFrisbie-jones
      21 January 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  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  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  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  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  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  Being scared of heights this was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done but just amazing, so glad I did it. Easy to book, pick up from our hotel was... read more

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      24 November 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  OMG what an experience first ever skydive it was insane my instructor name was prashant he was fantastic from Start to finish put me at ease took lots of videos... read more

      A1066QVdarrenw
      20 October 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

      MultiTeish99
      16 April 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

      478drt
      13 April 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  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  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  Awesome experience, loved the way Maurice Healy guided me with each step to make it a wonderful dive

      singhavneet16
      30 January 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  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

      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  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  Awesome experience Instructor (Prashanti) made the whole experience fun and memorable. Definitely will be back to go higher. Recommend to all!

      Rylee Windelborn
      1 April 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
      22 February 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  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  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  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

      Rocio S
      1 February 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  This is a MUST for any visit to Kerikeri!!! Absolutely breath taking! My Instructor, Maurice Healy, was the best - total professional and really fun to jump with. DO IT,... read more

      arthurgK8575LG
      15 November 2022

      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