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



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    24 November 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  10/10 recommend - I went skydiving for the first time today, and it was a terrifying but amazing experience!
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    15 January 2023
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    30 October 2022

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    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.
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    7 August 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  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  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!

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    6 August 2022
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    8 August 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

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    21 May 2022
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    22 July 2022

    star rating  Absolutely the best! It brought back so many memories of my previous skydive experience from the early 1960's. Maurice was amazing! He understood and supported this octogenarian to tick... read more

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    star rating  kia ora! Prashant, the bro, made my experience great and I had so much fun
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    16 January 2021

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    30 April 2022
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    Dean S
    1 January 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

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    13 April 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

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    15 January 2023
  • star rating  Such an amazing experience! Super fun and funny crew who made the whole experience great! Will be back for more adrenaline rushes!

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    1 March 2022

    star rating  Terrifying exhilarating fantastic fun. Maurice Healy
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    19 October 2022

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