What is the age limit for skydiving?
There is no age restriction for tandem skydiving in New Zealand. We have taken people as old as 90 and as young as 7 skydiving with us. If you are under 18 years of age, you will need a parent or guardian with you to sign the consent form on your behalf. When taking small children the only limitation is their size and making sure the harness fits correctly.
What should I wear to go skydiving?
We provide all your equipment, we just need you to wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate to the weather. You must wear comfortable shoes that can be secured, such as trainers/sneakers. High heels, jandals and flip-flops are not suitable foot wear and cannot be worn.
Is there a weight limit?
If you are over 100kg you may not be able to skydive. Everyone is weighed on arrival and a decision is made dependent on the conditions on the day
What are your opening hours?
We are open 7 days a week except 25th December, 26th December, January 1st and January 2nd. We skydive from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. You can contact our team daily from 7am to 8pm.
Can I buy a video and photos of my skydive?
We offer personalised one on one video and photo options in high definition to capture every moment of your experience from before you jump to after you land. Relive the adrenalin rush over and over again, have evidence of your achievement and the proof that you jumped out of a plane! We have pens to write messages on your hands and we also have t-shirts and hoodies available to buy.
What if the weather is not suitable for skydiving?
Like many outdoor sports, skydiving is sensitive to weather. Since the weather can change very quickly, we will only confirm your skydive 1 hour before your booking time. If the weather conditions are not perfect and we get delayed, your skydive experience may take a little longer than the 3 hours we ask you to allow. Should your experience be on hold our fantastic team will look after you and if you can’t skydive on the day, we’ll help you to reschedule, without any further costs.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept credit card payments via Visa, MasterCard, Eftpos NZ and cash in New Zealand dollars. Please note a 1.5% surcharge is applicable when paying by credit card. You will pay for your skydive once you have landed.
Can I take my camera in the plane with me?
Due to strict regulations, customers are not permitted to take any objects with them including cameras. This is for the safety of customers, instructors and the general public.
Where can I store my personal belongings?
We have free secure lockers available onsite where you can leave your valuables.
What if I wear contact lenses or glasses?
Our views are spectacular, we don’t want you to miss them! Glasses and contact lenses can be worn and we will provide goggles.
Can I bring spectators?
Yes! We have a fantastic viewing deck with plenty of seating so that your friends and family can watch you land. If you are taking advantage of our free courtesy van transport, we will do our best to accommodate your spectators but spaces are limited and not guaranteed. We do have ample free on-site parking should they wish to drive.
Should I eat before I skydive?
You can eat before you skydive and we have vending machines available with snacks and drinks, should you feel peckish before or after your skydive.
How do I get to Skydive Auckland?
We offer free transport to and from Auckland City. This free transport is subject to availability so please do arrange with us when you book your skydive. . Should you wish to drive to Skydive Auckland, we have plenty of free onsite parking available.
How long will it take?
Although it often takes less time for your tandem skydive experience, we must always allow for changeable weather conditions. We ask you to allow 3 hours from your booking time for the entire tandem skydiving experience. If you are using our free transport service from Auckland City, the time from pick up until return is approximately 4.5 hours.
What is the landing like?
During the registration process, you will be briefed on a number of points including landing. Our highly skilled instructors are trained to bring you back to earth as softly as possible. While we can give you a thrilling ride under your parachute, when it is time for landing, you follow some simple instructions to help aid a soft landing in front of your friends and family who will be cheering you along.
Can I skydive if I have an injury or medical problem?
If you are unsure if an existing medical condition or injury will affect your skydive, please consult with your doctor for advice. We are unable to advise on medical issues.
When is the best time to skydive?
We are open 361 days of the year from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. It is always a good time to skydive!
Can I breathe while skydiving?
Yes you can breathe throughout the tandem skydive experience, our best advice is to let out a scream on exit!
Is it normal to feel scared?
Tandem skydiving is an adrenalin activity and it is normal to feel a little scared, but skydiving is an amazing experience like no other. Our highly experienced instructors will talk you through everything and help you to feel as relaxed as possible.
How large is the plane?
We operate a large, modern 17 seat aircraft (PAC750XL) which is the most efficient aircraft for commercial skydiving and we always do our best to keep groups together during their once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This means we do our best to tailor our experience to suit any adventurers needs.
What should I expect during my skydive?
Upon arrival, you will check in on one of our iPads. We will brief you on the available packages for your skydive so you can choose the best option for you. You will watch a short video about the activity and a short video with safety instructions. You will then be fitted with a jumpsuit and harness and provided with goggles and a hat. Now it is time to meet your tandem instructor! If you have purchased a photo & video package, this will begin whilst you are on the ground before you head to the plane. When ready, you will board the plane where you will experience a 15-20 minute scenic flight before reaching your chosen jump altitude. Upon exit from the aircraft you will feel the acceleration as you freefall for 30-75 seconds depending on your chosen height. At around 6,000ft your parachute will open and you will have a further 5-8 minutes parachute ride down to the ground. As soon as you land you will want to do it all over again! Photo & Video packages will be ready within approximately 20 minutes after landing and you will receive this on a unique USB. You can view your photos and watch your video on our screens and see yourself jumping out of a plane!
Our friendly Skydive Auckland team are always happy to answer more questions on 0800 921 650.