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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  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  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  It’s been on my bucket list for years and finally got around to it. Couldn’t have chosen a better company to do it with.

    Managed to drag the... read more

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    5 February 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  North Island skydiving experience - Bay of Islands. - The weather was perfect, the whole process was handled very efficiently, my tandem coach was fantastic - he made me feel very comfortable the whole time and he explained everything... read more

    Ken T
    28 December 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  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  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  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  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  Amazing experience! First time, didn’t think I would like it and was so scared. The crew were amazing and the free fall was a major buzz. Would do it again!... read more

    Kimmoor123456
    28 September 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  10/10 recommend - I went skydiving for the first time today, and it was a terrifying but amazing experience!
    I'm petrified of heights and falling, but my instructor Prashant helped me stay calm!... read more

    Myrtleturtlee
    15 January 2023

    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  I liked all of it. I did this for my birthday, on my birthday making it an awesome way to celebrate and remember the date. My favourite was when the... read more

    Lisa E
    8 October 2022
  • star rating  Absolutely amazing, stunning views and lots of fun. Thank you to all the staff. Can not wait to again! 20,000ft next time!!!

    Emma
    1 March 2022

    star rating  Amazing experience today with Prashant! Felt so safe and had so much fun!! 1000% recommend doing the 20,000ft skydive!

    lydiahC132HS
    11 November 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  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  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  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  The whole team makes you feel that you are capable. I did a lot of extreme sports in my life but I can say with certainty that Prashant is... read more

    Fenese
    3 October 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  A one in a lifetime experience! Deeply impressed by the preparation for the skydive by my tandem, Prashant, who was friendly and encouraging. I felt very secure and could enjoy... read more

    Ronak Tailor
    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

    avatar thumb Edbods
    24 November 2022

    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  It was so fun even though I was terrified! I jumped with RHYS BRADY and he was brilliant it was an enjoyable experience and I would definitely try it... read more

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    28 December 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  I was booked in for the 9000ft and upgraded for only $30 to the 12000ft. Was my first jump and I was nervous! I absolutely loved the experience! Every member... read more

    Alexis Chapman
    1 April 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