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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  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  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  Prashant Kapoo made it seems like it was 1pth time jumping out the plane. Everyone at the skydive team was incredible. They made the experience truly unforgettable! What an amazing... read more

    Ace
    1 October 2021
  • 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

    shevaughanwa
    19 March 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  Best experience of my life by far! Beautiful view, amazing and kind staff and wonderful dog Jamie. Felt safe and enjoyed every second of it. Would definitely recommend, and WILL... read more

    D9753KTemmam
    27 September 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  I am 16 years old and did my first jump with Prashant. He was absolutely fantastic and he made me feel comfortable and made lots of funny jokes. ... read more

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    6 January 2023

    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  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  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  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  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  Exhilarating time and sensory overload made this a memorable first skydiving experience. Prashant was professional and chill throughout. I had a great time =)

    brunorD6167NM
    19 July 2022

    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  Such an amazing experience! I went up with the lovely Prashant who pointed out all of the sites and took some great footage for me. He calmed my nerves and... read more

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    30 January 2023

    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  My daughter who is in a wheelchair wanted to try skydiving with a friend. Everyone at Skydive Bay of Islands was willing to make that happen. She jumped with Andrew... read more

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    16 December 2022
  • star rating  Skydive Bay of Islands were fantastic from start to finish. I contacted them several months ago telling them we would be passing through on a cruise ship. They picked us... read more

    AnnetheAussie
    15 November 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  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 was nervous but Prashant was hilarious which helped me relax. The dive itself was amazing! Would 100% recommend and would definitely do it again. I live in Auckland but... read more

    DougM1880
    25 March 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!

    Tamara W
    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  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  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  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  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  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  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