Learn to Skydive

JUMP INTO A WORLD OF ADVENTURE 

Learn to skydive solo with the Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course at Skydive Bay of Islands

This 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 operate seven days per week, weather permitting.

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 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.

Our AFF skydive training program  will teach you all the skills you require to be able to skydive solo, learning comprehensive skills for flying your body and piloting your parachute. Upon completion of our learn to skydive program you will be able to skydive on your own.

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.

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 your not skydiving. During summer especially there is a great social scene in Paihia with bars, restaurants, hotels and more.

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.

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.


Brief course explanation and packages:

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 free fall and under your parachute.

SOLO SKYDIVE Package (AFF Levels 1- 8):

The SOLO SKYDIVE is the first 8 levels in your learning to skydive adventure. This course includes practical ground training, covering everything you need to know about your first solo free fall and parachute flight. Successful completion of these levels will see you being able to skydive unassisted.

SKYDIVE “A” LICENSE Package (jumps 9-25):

Completion of jumps 9-25 prepares you to sit the NZPIA ‘A’ Certificate Exam online, and allows you then to apply for the NZPIA International ‘A’ Certificate.


For a full course breakdown and prices you can download more information here or please contact us on 0800 GO JUMP or email us jump@skydivebayofislands.com

We hope to see you in the sky sometime soon!