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.

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.


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!

*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 $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 first jump



  • star rating  Awesome experience - Prashant was a great guide making the whole skydive memorable and enjoyable. Would definitely r

    Jono L
    1 November 2021

    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  Prashant you are absolutely amazing! Thank you for making this experience magical 🥰 Best instructor ever! If you haven't yet tried

    Reshma K
    1 October 2021
  • 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  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  Well organised and I felt totally safe to do a tandem sky dive. My only complaint would be that due to numbers, I was on the fourth flight up,... read more

    salsakarl
    1 October 2021
  • 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