FAQ's

How long will my skydive take?

It typically takes 1.5 hours 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 is anywhere from 30 seconds to 85 seconds depending on the height you jump from.

How long does it take to skydive from 9,000 feet?

Our 9,000ft skydive is approximately 20 seconds of freefall and a five minute parachute ride.

How long does it take to skydive from 12,000 feet?

Our 12,000ft skydive is approximately 45 seconds of freefall and a five minute parachute ride.

How long does it take to skydive from 16,500 feet?

Our 16,500ft skydive is approximately 70 seconds of freefall and a five minute parachute ride.

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?

There is a 100kg weight limit.

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 have you got?

We have three different camera options to choose from. We offer free fall and selfie video 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 in the plane. So unfortunately not, sorry! Our own camera flyers do a minimum of 200 jumps before they begin training for 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 you skydive with a cold

It is not recommended that you skydive with a cold. But we are not doctors. Please seek medical advice.

What 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 you skydive while pregnant?

Unfortunately cannot skydive while pregnant.

Can you skydive with a heart 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 you skydive with epilepsy?

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect your ability to skydive, please seek professional medical advice prior to jumping.

Can my family/friends/significant other come and watch?

Definitely! We have a viewing area set up where spectators will be able to watch your whole experience - from when the plane takes off til 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 asses 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 you skydive in the rain?

Skydiving is a weather dependent activity. Our staff will make a weather call an hour before each jump time to asses 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?

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.

Can I sports jump at Skydive Bay of Islands?

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.

How do I get to the skydive center?

Find us at 182 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri where we have plenty of parking available. We also offer a free pick up service from central Paihia and central Kerikeri - just choose your pick up location from our list when booking, or mention it to our staff over the phone!

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