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


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 $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


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  • star rating  Awesome! Highly recommend! I will be back! Great crew right from when you walk in the door until you take off your suit. Andrew was super... read more

    Fran B
    1 January 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

    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

    Kylie N
    1 February 2022
  • star rating  What an amazing place! The views, the people and the dog, Jamie!!! Such an amazing experience! I highly recommend this activity.

    scottmm83
    28 September 2022

    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  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  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  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 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  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  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  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

    LexChapman
    4 April 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  Andrew was fantastic explaining how things were going work and I was so relaxed and will highly recommend him to everyone.

    Viccy T
    1 March 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  I went there for my 21st birthday and It was such an amazing experience! I was even the first one to jump out of the plane. I'd happily do it... read more

    Wanderer802503
    27 September 2022

    star rating  Awesome experience, loved the way Maurice Healy guided me with each step to make it a wonderful dive

    singhavneet16
    30 January 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  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  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  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  Anna & I throughly enjoyed our time with your team, would recommend. The instructors were both very good and made our experience very good

    Liam S
    1 January 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

    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  Amazing experience. Gliding through the air with the beautiful view. Loved it and will be doing it again. Prashant you are a

    Makayla W
    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  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  It was my first time skydiving and I was so impressed by the staff at Skydiving zone Kerikeri Prashant Kapoor was friendly and professional making you feel comfortable from the... read more

    Jinal Patel
    1 January 2022

    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  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

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