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



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    Dre Marsh
    1 January 2022

    star rating  Wasn't sure if skydiving would be for me but instructor Maurice was super chill and totally made me feel happier about the situation. Felt very safe and he pointed out... read more

    megan
    1 January 2022

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    Alexis Chapman
    1 April 2022
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    travellingtillmans
    1 March 2022

    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  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  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 View and Excellent tandem master Maurice Healy! Will definitely be back! Big Thanks to the team for calming m

    Bailey H
    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  Awesome experience - Prashant was a great guide making the whole skydive memorable and enjoyable. Would definitely r

    Jono L
    1 November 2021

    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  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  Amazing blue sky experience from 20,000 feet over the beautiful Bay of Islands. Thanks to my great instructor Prashant and all the Skydive Bay of Islands team for a fantastic afternoon.

    Mike
    1 January 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  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  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  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

    MultiTeish99
    16 April 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  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  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  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  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  Prashant, my instructor took my skydive experience to another level. Too great pictures and had a good chat from the start until the very end. The briefing was perfect and... read more

    Zarina
    1 December 2021

    star rating  Booked jump for my son’s 15th birthday who was very nervous and team was very helpful specially his instructor Prashant very professional and fun loving person who made him laugh... read more

    SandyM1818
    29 April 2022
  • star rating  Such an amazing experience! Super fun and funny crew who made the whole experience great! Will be back for more adrenaline rushes!

    Tamarajwa
    19 March 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  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  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  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  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