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  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  This was one of the most epic experiences ever! Definitely something to do if you're an adrenaline junkie. A huge shout out to Prashant for being such a professional... read more

    Leewyn
    1 January 2022

    star rating  What an beautiful morning doing the sunrise jump! Thank you Skydive Bay of Islands for an awesome experience, an Maurice for being a great calming instructor!

    Lindsayllr
    15 July 2022
  • star rating  An amazing experience, never thought I would try it but so glad I did. Excellent staff both at the desk and especially the instructor. So supportive and gave great step... read more

    688mareew
    28 May 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  The whole crew were amazing and made the experience out of this world. Especially Prashant my instructor who made me feel relaxed and able to enjoy the dive to its

    Max L
    1 December 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

    Doug M
    1 March 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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  After a few failed attempts to get to Taupo (lockdowns) to skydive with friends, and after the death of one of my groups mother, we decided while we were all... read more

    travellingtillmans
    1 March 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 experience I would recommend to everyone! The team were super lovely, Prashant my instructor, was really great and made the experience so much fun. Loved every minute of it.... read more

    Shevaughan
    1 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

    Alexis Chapman
    1 April 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  Wow,just wow! Amazing experience made more memorable by the amazing tandem Master Prashant. He makes you feel so at ease, relaxed and he makes a good experience into an unforgettable... read more

    Rocio S
    1 February 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  Absolutely amazing. I would 100% do it again but higher up. My instructor (Prashant) was fab and super encouraging. If you get an opportunity do it go for it.

    Adrenalinejunkie22
    30 April 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  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  Awesome experience, loved the way Maurice Healy guided me with each step to make it a wonderful dive

    Avneet Singh
    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
  • 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  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 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

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