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We filmed the Alipay Global Shopping Festival Advert here at Skydive Auckland.

- Video https://www.facebook.com/alipayglobal/videos/1248827831822825/

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BBQ and skydive event

We held a BBQ and skydive event for over 100 Auckland based booking agents to showcase our awesome dropzone. Great food, drink and sunshine - it could not have been better! The feedback was outstanding with many tourism agents saying it was the best skydive they have ever done in terms of views, the dropzone and the people.

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Demo Jump at Taupaki School

Every year we have the pleasure of supporting Taupaki School with their fundraising, by skydiving right into their event just before the fireworks display and bringing a few of the school staff along for the ride.

V Energy NZ chose Skydive Auckland to film their recent advert. Yep, we threw a longboard, Xbox and a GS7 out of a plane and challenged Josh to dive after them. Have you got your can ready?

- VEnergy video: https://www.facebook.com/venergynz/videos/10153871698691363/

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Nikon NZ introduced the 360 degree camera at Skydive Auckland to capture one of our sport skydiver's life mission. Sue is an adventurous skydiver, obsessed with her sport. She realised her mission when she could combine it with her passion for charity. Hurtling through the big blue sky she is creating a long-lasting impact for the less fortunate.

VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/NikonNZ/videos/10154082188949611/

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Skydive Auckland are GREEN!

At Skydive Auckland we make every effort to adopt responsible tourism practices. This week is national recycling week - a great opportunity for everyone to do a little bit extra to keep NZ beautiful.

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It's our 5th Birthday!

To thank the local community for all their support we want to give a present. Book for 5 people between Thursday 8th December and Sunday 11th December and we'll give you the 5th skydive for free!
Book your group of 5 people directly with Skydive Auckland by Monday 5th December. Then on the day just bring proof that you live in Auckland. Not in conjunction with any other offer. Terms & conditions apply.

Skydiving grannies' 90th birthday jump

Skydiving granny reckons her 90th birthday outclassed the Queen's dull birthday

"You can bet what you like that the Queen, who's also 90 - she won't be diving off a plane. She had the dullest birthday you could imagine," Irene says.

The north Auckland resident, who lives in Mairangi Bay's Knightsbridge Village, used her 90th birthday celebration as an excuse to knock another item off her bucket list: Jumping from a plane nearly 3 kilometres above Parakai.

"It was lovely. You could see Rangitoto, East Coast, West Coast, Helensville - everything laid out before us. I'd recommend it to anybody. It's a terrific experience,"

Read more about Irene and see her skydive.

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2016 Certificate of Excellence

We've done it again. This Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor celebrates hospitality businesses who have earned great traveller reviews over the past year.

Click here to visit our TripAdvisor page.

 

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31st July 2016 - Destiny Rescue

Destiny Rescue have recently launched their Rescue A Child Challenge and we have partnered with them.

Raise $1500 to free a child from sexual slavery and Destiny Rescue will pay for you to experience the ultimate freefall from 13,000ft over Auckland's stunning landscape.

Find out more information and sign up to Rescue A Child

9th April 2016 - Jump for Cancer at Skydive Auckland

Cancer Society Auckland Northland have partnered with Skydive Auckland to offer a free skydive experience in exchange for raising a minimum $1000* to provide care, comfort and hope for people going through cancer.

Jump on this date with other Cancer Society fundraisers, or alternatively, you can participate any day you like.

Find out more information or sign up to Jump for Cancer

2nd April 2016 - SPCA 'Jump to the Rescue' at Skydive Auckland

'Jump to the Rescue' for SPCA Auckland and you will experience the thrill of a 13,000 ft. tandem skydive while raising vital funds for Auckland's abused, abandoned and unloved animals. Raise over $880 and you'll get to jump for free!

Reach speeds of up to 200kph during an exhilarating 45 seconds of freefall before your parachute opens and you can enjoy the breathtaking views as you float gracefully back to earth.

Find out more information or sign up to Jump to the Rescue

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12 Days of Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner and we are feeling festive. Each day for the 12 days leading up to Christmas we have special treats for our customers. From mince pies to free photos & videos, it's going to be fun! We start on 12th December. One lucky tandem customer will also win another skydive!

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It's our birthday! Celebrate with us.

To thank the local community for all their support we want to give a present! Skydive with us between Thursday 10th December and Sunday 13th December and receive:

20% OFF the first 20 tandem skydives booked
10% OFF the next 10 tandem skydives booked

Book your skydive directly with Skydive Auckland by Tuesday 8th December. Then on the day just bring proof that you live in Auckland. Offer will apply to 16,500ft and 13,000ft skydives. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Terms & conditions apply.

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Skydive Auckland hosts Jump Start 2015

Jump Start is a charity event that has been running for 9 years and gives 50 CanTeen and Project K teenagers the challenge of a lifetime when they get to jump out of a plane and experience a tandem skydive.

The premise of Jump Start is that the experience of being alive transforms. The elements are:

Facing fear: Discovering inner strength
Placing trust in others: Finding mutual support and team identity
Elation: Skydiving is an intense experience of being alive
Confidence: Gained from accomplishing the goal
Acknowledgement: Applause as they receive a certificate of accomplishment
Belonging: Being part of a group of first-time jumpers

The teenagers enjoyed stunning sunrise views of the Kaipara harbour, rainforests and beaches as they flew to altitude. The nerves at this point were building while they waited for the door of the plane to open and the wind to rush in. Freefalling from 10,000ft for an amazing 30 seconds, they reached speeds of up to 200kph. After freefall they experienced a beautiful parachute ride before landing safely back on the ground.

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Skydive Auckland Charity Event

We hosted a Pink Ribbon Breakfast last month at Skydive Auckland to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

By mixing up the skydiving action with some fundraising fun we raised a fantastic $2,500!

The BBQ was fired up by 8am with breaky sponsored by Skydive Auckland and NZPF (New Zealand Parachute Foundation). We donated 10% of the price of every directly booked tandem skydive taken during the event. Parakai Airfield donated the total landing fee of every Skydive Auckland flight during the day, raising $1000.  This was a substantial donation to the charity and really boosted the fundraising total.

Our regular sport skydiving community enjoyed a two-way scrambles competition organised by the NZPF. This game involved a series of acrobatic positions during freefall which were filmed by a separate camera flyer to keep score of points achieved.

Well done everyone. A fantastic day for all involved!

Tandem Skydive Giveaway
Mid-year madness has kicked in for the team at Skydive Auckland so we thought it was about time we served you adrenalin lovers up with another thrilling, tandem giveaway! Our friendly team, quality equipment and great location means your tandem skydive experience is sure to be world-class!

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Tandem Skydiving at 90 Years Old!

Billy our tandem master is enjoying a bit of fame at the moment! And Ruby has become a bit of a skydiving super star.

Last month we had the pleasure of having Ruby out at our drop zone in Parakai. Ruby wanted to tick tandem skydiving off her buck list and at Skydive Auckland were the people to help.

At 90 years old she is a very cool and brave grannie. Ruby decided she didn’t want a cup of tea and cupcakes for her birthday… she wanted to go SKYDIVING!!! Ruby said ‘if she can do it, anyone can’. Billy looked after Ruby for her tandem skydive and was even lucky enough to have Ruby sing to him on their way down.

Skydive Auckland hosts Jump Start 2014

Jump Start Kids enjoying their day with Skydive Auckland.

Skydive Auckland were lucky to host Jump Start 2014.

Jump Start was set up 8 years ago to raise funds to allow 50 kids living with cancer from CanTeen and Project K to complete a tandem skydive. This year all 50 kids got the chance to tandem skydive from Parakai with us from 13000ft.