So, you want to learn to skydive solo?

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.

Through a combination of theory and practical jumps, you will be taken through a progression program that will test your skills in a range of areas – in freefall and under the canopy.

Our AFF course consists of a full day of initial ground training, followed by 8 supervised jumps which will teach you comprehensive skills for flying your body and your parachute. Successful completion of this course will see you being able to skydive solo!

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.

 

Price Breakdown

Ground course $199
AFF Level 1 $399
AFF Level 2 $399
AFF Level 3 $399
AFF Level 4 $299
AFF Level 5 $299
AFF Level 6 $299
AFF Level 7 $299
AFF Level 8

$299

Additional Fees  
High Altitude Course $50
NZPIA Fees $150
 

 

Why learn to skydive with Skydive Bay of Islands?

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.

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.

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.

Come and learn to skydive at Skydive Bay of Islands!

For a full course breakdown and prices, you can check more information here or contact us on 0800 GO JUMP or at jump@skydivebayofislands.com.

 
 

*Please note: If you allow more than 30 days to lapse between jumps, you will have to undertake re-currency training. It is important for skydivers at all levels to stay current. Because we operate seven days a week, weather permitting, you will be able to quickly and effectively develop your new skills.


Additional Costs

Annual NZPIA Fees – Up to $150 per year
High Altitude Course – $50 one time payment

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



  • 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

    Kiri
    1 February 2022

    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  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  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  A fantastic and amazing experience.
    Thanks tons to Rhys Brady who made me comfortable and fun to do this. He was awesome to fly with and I will cherish this... read more

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    9 February 2023
  • 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  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  Awesome experience Instructor (Prashanti) made the whole experience fun and memorable. Definitely will be back to go higher.
    Recommend to all!

    rylee_windelborn
    7 April 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  Such a fun experience wow! Prashant was an incredible instructor, kept me calm and safe, reminded me to smile! I loved it

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    21 December 2022

    star rating  Awesome experience, the team was super accomodating and got us up while the weather was perfect.
    My instructor Prashant was amazing, showed me all the sites and made me feel... read more

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    24 January 2023
  • 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  Insane views, unlike anything I have ever done before. Very friendly staff who put me at ease immediately. Prashant my instructor was amazing, explaining every step and made me feel... read more

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    6 December 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  Fantastic experience! Best thing I have ever done! Prashant was a great instructor to have and made me feel at ease. A must do if in the bay of islands!

    Travman30
    6 August 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  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  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  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  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  kia ora! Prashant, the bro, made my experience great and I had so much fun
    We went quick and were up in the sky early

    Highlights were leaving the... read more

    chloefricker
    25 June 2022

    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  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
    1 February 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  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  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  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  Just do it! - Amazing experience! Spur of the moment crazy decision to do a jump and I would definitely do it again! My instructor Adi Tamar was fantastic, calm and assured... read more

    Dreamer31058246376
    15 January 2023

    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

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    15 November 2022

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