Learn to skydive solo with the Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course at Skydive Bay of Islands!

This learn to skydive training program is taught in the sunny Bay of Islands, at the top of New Zealand. 

The Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Program is designed to teach you how to skydive solo efficiently and safely, with some of the most experienced instructors in New Zealand. We provide a supportive and friendly environment for you to learn to skydive. 

We operate seven days per week, weather permitting.

THIS VOUCHER INCLUDES:

– Ground Training
– First 8 jumps in the AFF program

We are affiliated with the New Zealand Parachute Industry Association (NZPIA), meaning our training curriculum and instructors are all NZPIA approved. Our equipment is maintained to NZPIA standards and is of the latest designs.

Our Learn to Skydive/AFF Program is based on international standards. This means if you undertake this program while you are a visitor to New Zealand that the qualification you receive is transferable and recognised by your home, and other, countries.

Our Learn to Skydive/AFF skydive training program will teach you all the skills you require to be able to skydive solo, learning comprehensive skills for flying your body and piloting your parachute.
Upon completion of our learn to skydive program (levels 1 – 8) you will be able to skydive on your own.

Throughout the course, we will use digital video as a tool to debrief your skydives. This is a great learning tool but also makes for a great souvenir – you can take your videos home with you once you complete the course.

Additional Costs:

– Annual NZPIA Fees – Up to $75 per year
– High Altitude Course – $25 one time payment

*Please note: NZPIA fees need to be paid and up to date, and high altitude course must be completed prior to your first jump.

The Bay of Islands is an awesome place to hang out for a while. Known locally as the ‘Winterless North’ the beaches are world-class and there are plenty of activities for when you’re not skydiving. During summer especially there is a great social scene in Paihia with bars, restaurants, hotels, and more.

We are dedicated to your training and on our dropzone, you will have access to some of the best resources and instructors in New Zealand.

Come and learn to skydive at Skydive Bay of Islands!

*Prices are in NZD$ and include GST. Prices may be subject to change.
Please note: this price does not include the cost to repeat any levels. If you are required to repeat any level for any reason you will need to pay the cost of that level in addition to this voucher.



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    6 January 2023

    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

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    18 June 2022

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    27 September 2022
  • star rating  Awesome experience, loved the way Maurice Healy guided me with each step to make it a wonderful dive

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    1 January 2022

    star rating  Terrifying exhilarating fantastic fun. Maurice Healy
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    19 October 2022

    star rating  kia ora! Prashant, the bro, made my experience great and I had so much fun
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    25 June 2022
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    1 March 2022

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    19 March 2022

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    1 August 2021
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    27 September 2022

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    15 January 2021
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    7 April 2022
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    21 January 2021

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    4 April 2022

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    1 April 2022
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    30 January 2022

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    19 July 2022
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    21 January 2021

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    8 August 2022

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    23 January 2021
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    1 January 2022

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    1 April 2022

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    1 August 2021

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    1 April 2022

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    1 March 2022