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Frequent questions about skydiving

Skydiving can be an intimidating experience, especially for first-timers. Is skydiving safe? How old do I have to be to skydive in Australia? What should I wear skydiving?… We get asked these types of questions very often.

Below we have compiled answers to the most common questions about skydiving in Australia. If this is your first time and you have any other concerns don’t hesitate to contact us. Having fun is high on our list, but the safety of our customers is ourt top priority.

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Airlie Beach Skydiving

How old do you have to be to skydive?

12 years old is the minimum age to skydive in Australia. All minors require written permission by their parents or guardians to be able to skydive. There is no maximum age to skydive, but we assess all customers based on age and general health condition. Contact us with any questions you may have.

What's the weight limit to skydive in Australia?

110 kg is the maximum weight allowed to skydive in Australia. We weigh each customer at check-in, over 95kg charges apply:

Over 95kg: +$25
Over 100kg: +$50
110kg: +$100

Can I wear jeans skydiving?

  • The best option is comfortable casual clothes.
  • Dress for the weather on the day, but take into account that it will be a bit cooler at 14,000 feet.
  • Secure footwear is compulsory. Enclosed shoes such as runners are the best option.

Are there any physical requirements to skydive?

Almost any healthy person over 12 years of age can do a tandem skydive, there are no specific requirements, besides being able to lift your legs when landing. We get customers from 12 years old all the way to the 70s and 80s. For the safety of our customers and staff, we assess age, weight and health before accepting a skydiving customer.

How dangerous is skydiving?

Like in any other extreme sport, there are risks involved in skydiving. However, it has become much safer over the last few decades, with advancements in technology, regulations and training. All our skydiving rigs are fitted with an automatic activation device (AAD). In the unlikely event that an instructor is unable to manually deploy the parachute, the AAD will trigger the reserve parachute automatically based on altitude and speed. Most skydiving accidents these days involve experienced skydivers making poor choices or performing risky maneuvers close to the ground.

Can you breathe when you skydive?

Yes, you can breathe skydiving. If you feel like you can’t breathe, stop holding your breath and look at the horizon.

How long does a skydive last?

It usually takes around 15 or 20 minutes to fly to altitude with the plane. Then the best part, exhilarating freefall for about 60 seconds, followed by a parachute ride that normally takes around 5 to 7 minutes.

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Skydiving bookings

How much does it cost to skydive?

Skydive with Airlie Beach Skydivers from $249.

Depending on the date and the skydive package our prices range from $249 to $548. Visit our skydiving prices page to know more.

Can I cancel a skydiving booking?

Bookings can be canceled up to 48 hours before your skydive without extra fees. You can also make changes to the date and time, up to 24 hours before your skydive.

If we cannot jump due to bad weather or any other circumstances you can change the date of your skydive at no extra cost.

All skydiving credit and vouchers are valid for 3 years. If you have any questions please check our  terms and conditions  or contact us.

Can I change the date or time of my skydiving booking?

You can make changes up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled skydive. Last minute changes are difficult to accommodate and do incur change fees. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Do you have skydiving gift vouchers?

Yes, at Airlie Beach Skydivers we have several options for skydiving gift vouchers and gift cards, all valid for 3 years. If you prefer to surprise someone with a skydive on a particular day you can book a skydive.

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Tandem skydiving

Can I wear my action camera skydiving?

Under the Australian Parachute Federation regulation, only licensed skydivers with more than 100 jumps are allowed to use a camera. This is for safety reasons, as there are risks involved in manipulating extra gear while skydiving with the appropriate training. At Airlie Beach Skydivers we have photos and video extras that you can add to your skydive when you book online or on the day of your jump.

How many people can go skydiving at the same time?

It depends on the aircraft we operate on the day. If you want to jump with your group all together on the same flight please let our staff know when you check-in. When possible we do accommodate all customers in the same group together, but this is not always possible, especially if it is a large group.

Can you get photos and videos while skydiving?

You can add photos and video as an extra to your booking, or buy a skydiving voucher with video and photos. You can also purchase extras on the day of your skydive.

Can I go skydiving and land on the beach?

Yes. Weather permitting, all our skydives include beach landing at no extra cost.

Can I bring friends and family if they are not skydiving?

Of course! We want you to have a very special day. Bring your family and friends to Airlie Beach Skydivers. They can hang out and see you board the plane and land under a parachute just a few meters away from the action.

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Skydiving licence

How old do you have to be to get your skydive licence?

In Australia the legal minimum age to learn to skydive is 16 years old. At Airlie Beach Skydivers we normally require students to be 18, but we can discuss it with parents or guardians if a minor is serious about joining a course to learn to skydive.

What are the requirements to get a skydive licence?

You must complete your AFF course to get your skydive licence to jump solo. In Australia the AFF course consists of 9 stages or levels where students learn the necessary skills to jump unsupervised once the training is completed. You can find more information about how to get your skydiving licence on our learn to skydive page.

Is learning to skydive dangerous?

At Airlie Beach Skydivers we make learning to skydive as safe as possible. Our AFF program includes one full day of ground training, where students need to demonstrate their comprehension and skills prior to being cleared to skydive. All AFF jumps are performed with skydiving instructors assisting students in freefall. Our skydiving instructors at Airlie Beach Skydivers are qualified under the Australian Parachute Federation with thousands of skydives each. All aircraft and gear are regularly maintained to maximise the safety of our operations.

How long does it take to get a skydive licence?

At Airlie Beach Skydivers you can choose to learn at your own pace or our all-inclusive holiday package.
If you decide to learn at your own pace it all starts with the ground course and AFF Stage 1. After that you can continue the rest of stages when you have time, but you shouldn’t leave more than 2 weeks between jumps. There is no need to pay upfront for the whole course.

Our all-inclusive package includes the AFF jumps and 6 additional solo skydives. All gear and training materials are included, as well as accommodation.

Visit our AFF course page to learn more.

Airlie Beach Skydivers

Book your skydive today

Contact our customer service team from 8am to 8pm or book online. We offer free transfers from Airlie Beach and beach landings at no extra cost. Live the best experience skydiving from up to 14,000 feet with Airlie Beach Skydivers.

07 4838 4040

support@airliebeachskydivers.com.au

Pick-up: 273 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

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Ellyssa Smith
Ellyssa Smith
2021-11-23T00:07:06+0000
The most incredible experience. The workers were amazing with helping us have the best time. Totally recommend airlie... beach skydive!read more
Kylie Pratt
Kylie Pratt
2021-03-30T23:59:14+0000
I did my first skydive on the weekend. My sister surprised me for my bday. Best experience ever!! Don’t do it hungover... is my only advice hahaha. I want to do it again!Jason and Anthony were fantastic instructors and Jason made me feel comfortable despite being terrified! Thanks for an amazing experience. I will be back.read more
Matt Gall
Matt Gall
2020-09-20T09:51:14+0000
Did my first ever skydive with these blokes this past week. Was safe to say it was an amazing experience. Good vibes... started as soon as we hopped on the bus as jack our driver was more than happy to answer any of our questions, a nice scenic drive of the country side and we get to the airstrip and start mentally preparing for the exhilarating bucket list item me and my friends are about to do. A few jokes/banter from instructors made me all the more comfortable. I had jase as my instructor who was a top bloke and answered any further questions I had and even asked me things about my self and told me things about him. The jump and view was spectacular I couldn’t have wished for a better company to do my first dive with the beach landing really was nice. If Anyone ever wants to skydive near Airlie beach choose these guys with their experience and fun approach I can promise you it will be a blastread more
Keighly Rae
Keighly Rae
2020-03-15T12:08:41+0000
This was by far the best experience of my life. The staff is super friendly and so much fun. Highly recommend!!
Danny Cooke
Danny Cooke
2020-02-29T03:51:24+0000
Did my first skydive today with peter for my 32nd bday and had an absolute blast. Super friendly staff, great... experience and reasonably priced. Will be back again for sureread more
Alice Scheerder
Alice Scheerder
2020-02-28T10:58:49+0000
Today we did a skydive, an amazing experience with a beautifull view. Very friendly people/crew. thanks Peter Tai and... Jason for taking us safe down.read more
Graham Williams
Graham Williams
2020-01-14T05:03:44+0000
Me and my beautiful girlfriend have just jumped with these guys, extremely friendly group of people. It was my first... time but felt very confident and comfortable doing it here and was my girlfriend second time so knew what to expect but has said this was a better experience. And the views you get are breathtaking. so we both HIGHLY recommend AIRLIE BEACH SKYDIVERSread more
Srishti Sheshadrinath
Srishti Sheshadrinath
2019-11-06T12:01:23+0000
One of the best experiences I’ve had! I was so nervous but ended up having the best time. Chris (my instructor) was... amazing and made sure that I felt safe and made the whole experience so worthwhile. All of the staff are so nice and the view is absolutely stunning! 11/10 - highly recommend!! 😊read more
Ricky-Lee Ian Murray
Ricky-Lee Ian Murray
2019-11-05T01:19:27+0000
The best experience I’ve had! Good service and very enjoyable! I had a thrill! Would recommend you to do it and very... nice people who work there....very friendly service Would do it again!read more
Christoph Ludwig
Christoph Ludwig
2019-10-30T03:12:14+0000
Easy booking, quick check-in, organised pick up, staff is too nice, got what I paid for.Best moment was definitely... when I dived through the circle rainbow on the the cloud. A lifetime experience😍read more
Simone Elizabeth
Simone Elizabeth
2019-10-27T04:57:09+0000
Epic experience with great instructors. Highly recommend!
Soni Dumaz
Soni Dumaz
2019-10-16T05:48:03+0000
very organised and friendly staff, Made for a memorable jump!
Dave George
Dave George
2019-09-29T23:27:28+0000
We are still waiting to hear back from our complaint that we were not taken to 14000 for our jump despite asking our... instructors. It’s been a week now and we have had no reply and Adrenaline who we booked it though have not had a reply from you either. Can we have our money back for a wasted trip and the $120 we each spent on video package?!read more
Son Swan
Son Swan
2019-09-22T00:28:05+0000
I watched my 14 year old daughter and her best friend and besties mum five this morning. The staff were beyond amazing... with their support and professionalism. Even the ground crew were spot on. I highly recommend Airlie beach skydive. 10 out of 5 stars.read more
Eddie Graham
Eddie Graham
2019-09-07T09:38:16+0000
The whole experience was just awesome! Best thing we have ever done! And the team at Airlie Beach Skydivers were the... best too! 👌read more
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