Skydiving is a highly regulated sport. Over seventy thousand people go tandem skydiving in Australia each year. Our operation runs in strict accordance with CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) regulations.
There is a second ‘reserve chute’, which is used in the unlikely event of the main chute not operating properly. The ‘reserve chute’ is checked and repacked every 6 months by a specially certified packer. There is also a computer controlled ‘automatic activation device’ (AAD) which will open the parachute if for some reason the instructor does not. A very unlikely situation.
Amazing! Surprisingly, you don’t actually feel like your falling, so you won’t ‘lose your stomach’. It is more like floating on a jet of air. It is the closest thing to flying like a bird that is possible to man.
From arrival to departure takes around 2 hours. Please allow half a day to complete your jump, as we can be delayed by weather. We will only jump if safe and enjoyable to do so.
Unfortunately no refund can be given, as all the costs involved are in getting you up there. It doesn’t cost anything to come down. But, our experienced instructors are very proficient in coaching people through their nervousness. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is when you have someone experienced with you.
The minimum age is 16 years and there is no maximum age. People over the age of 90 have been tandem skydiving! Anyone under 18 years old must have their legal guardian sign the indemnity form before jumping.
Tandem skydiving is not overly physically demanding. Your instructor does most of the work. If you do have any concerns about your fitness, please consult a doctor. Jumping when pregnant is not allowed. Maximum weight is 115kg. Maybe less pending physical fitness/shape, safety first! Please contact us if you would like to discuss further.
Comfortable clothing and runners/boots, no open foot or high heel shoes! We will supply jump pants which are worn over your own. If it’s cold, please wear a jumper.
Some people find that their sinuses are blocked after the freefall, it is simple to equalise them by chewing, yawning or swallowing. Jumping with a cold or blocked sinus is not recommended.
We are a weather-oriented sport and will only jump when it is safe to do so. Please contact us before leaving home to check that the weather is ok.
The APF is the organisation which controls skydiving and parachuting at nearly all the civilian operations in Australia. With the approval of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) it sets the standards of operation, conducts competitions, issues licenses and instructor ratings, conducts exams and publishes a magazine (ASM) and a newsletter to keep its members informed of current events and safety standards.
Eight hours must pass between your last drink and your first jump of the day.