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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 3 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.



  • 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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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

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

    Avneet Singh
    1 January 2022

    star rating  Amazing blue sky experience from 20,000 feet over the beautiful Bay of Islands. Thanks to my great instructor Prashant and all the Skydive Bay of Islands team for a fantastic afternoon.

    Mike
    1 January 2022

    star rating  Hi sky dived with Prashant, he was so friendly and made me feel so comfortable. The sky dive itself was terrifying but I’m sooo glad I got to experience it... read more

    AlexandraC3872
    27 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  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  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  This is my second time Skydiving in the Bay of Islands and If you are wanting to give it a go- GO FOR IT! Such an unreal experience with stunning... read more

    Emma T
    1 January 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  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  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  Super fun and kind staff making it a great experience! Prashant was very upbeat which made me less nervous.

    georgiee2021
    21 August 2022

    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  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  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  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

    125kylien
    17 February 2022
  • 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  This was the best thing I have ever done in my life. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. It was amazing!!

    381freyas
    30 October 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
  • 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  I am 13 years old and did a Tandem 12000 ft Skydive with Prashant, he was brilliant and I loved

    Dean S
    1 January 2022

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

    singhavneet16
    30 January 2022