FAQs – Frequently asked Skydive Questions
Here’s a list of frequently asked skydive questions – if there is anything else you need to know, please give us a call!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Prices will vary depending on what type of jump you choose to complete, for example:
Fun jumps start at $32 per jump, you must hold a current skydiving licence
Tandem 8,000ft – 14,000ft Prices from $330 – includes training and equipment, APF Levy, GST and all surcharges
Accelerated Free Fall Price $590 – includes two Jumps, all training and equipment, APF Levy, GST and all surcharges
Standard FreeFall/Static-Line Price $330 – includes all training and equipment, APF Levy, GST and all surcharges
Skydiving and Parachuting does not have to be expensive, it can cost as little as the price of a pizza. Click here for a detailed list of our Skydiving Packages.
Please contact us direct via phone 0r email for further information and let your wonderful exhilarating skydiving experience BEGIN…….
HOW MUCH TIME WILL THIS ADVENTURE TAKE?
Allow a full day for your Skydiving adventure. Training begins at the Drop Zone at 8.30am with thorough and extensive safety briefings, full training and orientation. Skydiving is a weather dependant sport so we only jump when the weather is acceptable for a safe skydive. Please do not make any early afternoon bookings – keep this free for skydiving!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Clothing is optional for those extreme people who want to jump naked……but if you’re not that extreme, please wear comfortable, loose, casual clothing and fully enclosed flat sole shoes (sneakers). Definately no work boots and no stiletto heels.
WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS?
12 -17 years of age must have written parental/guardian consent
Minimum age for a Solo Skydive is 16years of age with parental consent
Minimum age for a Tandem Skydive is 12years of age with parental consent
95years and above must also have written parental/guardian consent
DO I NEED A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE?
If you have obvious disabilities or any problems with your heart or limbs this may require a medical release. If you are currently on medication, we need to know what type and what for. Any concerns please discuss with us first but the general rule is…..if you can run, you can jump and if you are able to drive a motor vehicle legally you’ll be fine.
WHAT ARE THE WEIGHT LIMITS?
130kg Solo Standard Freefall
115kg Accelerated Freefall
CAN MY FRIENDS AND I GO UP IN THE SAME PLANE TOGETHER?
YES, but it will cost……please enquire.
CAN I TAKE A CAMERA UP IN THE PLANE WITH ME?
NO. This is illegal, however we have a professional film crew available to capture your skydive.
HOW FAST DO I FALL?
Freefall is usually 220kmph. Speeding is encouraged.
WHAT IF I AM AFRAID OF HEIGHTS?
All skydivers are afraid of heights, this is why we do it and that’s why we wear parachutes. Skydiving will not cure this.
WHAT IF I GET SCARED AND DO NOT WANT TO JUMP?
Once you have entered the aircraft after completing your training, don’t expect a refund. You do not have to jump!
WHAT IF I GET MOTION SICKNESS?
Take appropriate medication and drink plenty of water. Eat light meals. We recommend NOT eating a large fast food meal prior to your jump.
HOW LONG IS THE FREEFALL?
CAN I TALK IN FREEFALL?
YES….but no-one will hear you
CAN I BREATHE IN FREEFALL?
YES….just breathe normally
DOES IT HURT WHEN THE PARACHUTE OPENS?
Not at all, it’s a lovely feeling when the parachute opens
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PARACHUTE DOESN’T OPEN?
You have a spare parachute
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SPARE PARACHUTE DOESN’T OPEN?
Make sure you have ticked the Insurance option on your skydive application
HOW LONG IS THE CANOPY RIDE?
Depends on the weather and your weight but usually about 5mins
HOW HARD IS THE LANDING?
This can range from soft to hard, skydiving doesn’t have any guarantees
HOW DO I BECOME A LICENSED SKYDIVER?
HOW DO I BOOK A SKYDIVE?
Online: Click the “Book a Skydive” Button on the home page
Phone: (07) 3399 3552
FREQUENTLY USED EXCUSES NOT TO JUMP*
* Please select the number as this saves time when you are making a phone call (we’ve heard them all)!
1. I forgot I was jumping today
2. I was sick
3. My grandmother was sick
4. My kid was sick
5. My mother was sick
6. My distant relative that lives in Antarctica was sick
7. My car broke down
8. I lost the address
9. My mate wants to go on a different day, we want to go together
10. It’s raining
11. I think it will rain
12. My mate said it will rain
13. The weather man said it will rain
14.My relative just went to hospital
15.I think I’m pregnant
16. My girlfriend is pregnant
17.My wife won’t let me jump
18.My husband won’t let me jump
19. I’ll do it next week
20.I don’t have any money this week
21. I’ll do it next pay week
22.My rego is due, can I do it next week
23.My insurance is due
24.I had an accident
25. Somebody hit me!!
26. I’m too hungover to jump
27.My ride didn’t turn up
28. I missed the bus
29. I’m still in jail……..(true)
30. I was blindfolded and gagged, my friends tried to force me
31. Someone told me skydiving was dangerous…so I’m sticking to sex
32. I’d rather die before you’d get me to skydive
33. I’m having my period
34. My wife/girlfriend will get angry if I jump
35.My boyfriend (who has no qualifications in skydiving) said it’s not safe
36. I’m waiting for my Tax Refund cheque
37. I’d rather do it on my Birthday
38. I’m waiting for the price to become cheaper
39. I’m waiting for someone to buy me a skydiving Gift Certificate
40. It’s too cold
41. It’s too hot
42. I don’t like it when it’s too cloudy
43. I prefer a sunnier day
44. I’m going to do it when on holidays in New Zealand
45. I’m waiting for my 40th Birthday
46. I’m a mother – my children will not let me
47. I took the wrong exit and ended up in Warwick
48. I’m waiting for my group to organise themselves so we can jump together
49. My credit card is maxed out
50. Why would you jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane….
NOTE: To save time when refusing to jump, please refer to the excuse number above