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Skydive Auckland Team Clean Up Day

Our team Clean Up Day is taking place this Friday! The official national NZ 'Keep New Zealand Beautiful' Clean up week has been postponed due to Covid, but we have decided that ours will go on!

We encourage you to do the same and join in! Whatever patch of the planet you are in during lockdown, this Friday at 10am together we roll up our sleeves and clean up some of our local area. Grab a buddy from your bubble to join you and keep in line with Level 4 restrictions.

We wanna see the impact that WE make together, so as you're walking the roadside picking up rubbish, scouring drains for plastic and debry, removing litter from plants and foliage, and eliminating trash from our local environment, take a photo of the massive pile of rubbish you collect.  Or capture before and after shots of your cleaning impact.  Grab a small video of you in action.  Or turn on your Strava, Map My Run or GPS tracking app and send a screenshot of the area that you cleaned up.  Share the part you play in cleaning up NZ by sending it to info@skydiveauckland.com.

We are pretty jolly fortunate to call Aotearoa our home, so let's each do our bit to make our local area a whole lot cleaner, and together let's make New Zealand a little more beautiful - for everyone.

Want the most exciting job ever? A Career In Skydiving

Want an exciting job? Careers don't get much more exciting than this. 

Experience the adrenaline buzz of throwing yourself out of a plane every day, seeing the world from a whole new perspective - while getting paid for it!

The New Zealand Skydiving School is the only organisation to offer the DIPLOMA IN COMMERCIAL SKYDIVING, a formal, NZQA approved skydiving qualification, providing you with the perfect opportunity to gain access to an exciting career with international prospects. Government funding and student loans are available.

The New Zealand Skydiving School has 2 spaces left for it's course starting in October 2021!

Fees free options are available for NZ residents. With 4 scheduled intakes per year, here are the course dates. The Diploma in Commercial Skydiving at the New Zealand Skydiving School is a full time course. 

This 32 week course teaches you the latest skydiving techniques, covers a vast range of subjects and includes a work placement module, to give you the best start in the industry, here in NZ or overseas. Upon successful course completion you will have a minimum of 200 skydives with some excellent career prospects, have experience of working in the skydiving industry and be employable in a range of roles. 

Based in Parakai, West Auckland, accommodation options are available onsite. No previous skydiving experience is necessary.

Learn to skydive and launch your new career!

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Skydive For Charity

Want to take the leap for FREE whilst raising money for a great cause? Skydive For Charity!

We have many charity jump days coming up which are all organised and set up by the specific charity who are partnering with Skydive Auckland as an incentive for fundraisers. 
 
No need to spend months training for a marathon or tricky challenge event. It's amazing how many people will donate money to see you take the leap out of a perfectly good plane. We love skydiving, and when it is combined with raising much needed funds for our charity partners, this cannot be beaten! 
 
Jump alone or team up with friends, family or colleagues!
 
All you need to do is pick the charity you want to fundraise for and sign up here. Fundraise the target amount and you will skydive for free on their chosen skydive day. We also have charity partners who don't pick an event date, but just let you book whatever day you want to skydive.
 
The charity will subsidise your skydive at a discounted rate, and they will receive all the funds that you have raised through the campaign that they have created themselves. So it's a WIN WIN!
 
If any of the events are affected by a change in Alert Levels then the charity will either rearrange a new date or issue you a gift voucher to book your skydive for whenever you like.
 
Sign up now to skydive for charity and we look forward to seeing you here!
Skydive Auckland Finalist Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience 2021 Award

We are stoked to be a finalist for the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience 2021 Award. The award recognises Gold Qualmark members who are enriching their operating environment through initiatives that support the sustainability of the business and their communities. 

Only Gold Qualmark members are eligible to enter these awards and Skydive Auckland has maintained Gold Level standard for multiple years and also been scored as 'Representing Best Practice' in so many areas including Health & Safety, Service, Training, Community Engagement, Team Culture and many more. 

The Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards have provided us with an opportunity to demonstrate commitment to our people, community and place.

We've been invited to attend a special gala event where the winner will be announced. There is an incredibly high bar for this award, so to be even a finalist is an absolute honour in itself!

 

 

 

Skydive Auckland - Making an NZ Record!

We set an NZ Record! We achieved the NZ Ladies Sequential record and it was such an amazing experience, filled with laughs and learning. It was a 2-point 9way. Thanks to everyone involved and well done ladies! Also, shout out to Brendan Swain for flying camera and capturing these moments to secure our record.

And thanks to The Crowd Goes Wild who visited Skydive Auckland to find out what's involved in the ladies sequential record, featuring some of the fabulous women that took part and successfully made the NZ record. We took reporter Wairangi Koopu for a tandem skydive to show him what it's all about. Clips of the successful NZ record jump then featured again on the show, on Prime. 

 

Leap For Life 2021 at Skydive Auckland

We can't wait to welcome back Mercy Hospice at the upcoming Leap For Life 2021! 

Take a 'Leap for Life' on Saturday 2 October and raise vital funds for Mercy Hospice!
 
No need to spend months training for a marathon or tricky challenge event. It's so easy to take part:
 
1. Click 'Start Fundraising' to sign up NOW and book your place on the plane
2. Raise a minimum of $800 and you will get your 13,000ft jump FOR FREE!
3. Know that the money you raise will help Aucklander's who are living with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
 
It's amazing how much your friends, family and colleagues will donate to see you jump out of a plane!
 
So Mercy Hospice have the purpose and Skydive Auckland have the plane. Now we just need some star fundraisers who can raise at least $800 and take the leap!
 
Mercy Hospice will be there on the day and are also providing food and refreshments for after your jump! You can bring as many supporters on the day as you like and they can watch you getting into the plane and taking off, and will be right in front of the landing area, waiting to see your face as you land.
 
All fundraisers will need to raise a minimum of $800 for Mercy Hospice to qualify for their free 13,000ft skydive. After $800 has been raised fundraisers can then choose to purchase upgrades to their jump heights or camera packages on the actual day. 
 
Skydive Auckland will provide the overall highest fundraiser with a free video and photo package valued at $189!
 
Last year Leap For Life by Mercy Hospice raised an incredible $16,000 in 2020. So let's beat that this year and raise even more! Hit Start Fundraising NOW and lets have some fun!!

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The Beer Spot - Huapai

We now provide pickup from 2 locations! As well as Auckland City Centre, we also provide free return transport from The Beer Spot - Huapai. Who wouldn't want a good NZ beer (or wine) after their skydive!

This month, snap your best Skydive face and post it to Instagram with #myskydiveface, and the best one will win the chance to be thrown out of a plane! You'll also get to celebrate touching down with a Brew Buddy … FLIGHT … at the Beer Spot Huapai afterwards. 

https://thebeerspot.co.nz/#skydive

 

Skydive Auckland - Come To Our Pink Ribbon Breakfast

We love our Pink Ribbon Breakfasts! On Saturday 29th May, Skydive Auckland will be hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

Pink Ribbon Breakfast is Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s biggest fundraising campaign, where each year, thousands of amazing Kiwis all across NZ get together to do good in their communities. The money raised helps fund breast cancer education; innovative projects by some of our country’s top researchers; and supports patients and their families as they navigate through their breast cancer journeys.

So come and join us at 08:30am at our base in Parakai, West Auckland, for your coffee fix, and some tasty, freshly baked (pink!) treats. We'll have sweet and savoury options available. 

Skydive For Charity - Jump For Cancer

On 1st May 2021 we welcomed back Cancer Society Auckland & Northland for a Jump For Cancer 2021 event. 32 brave fundraisers who reached their fundraising target have all taken the leap from 13,000ft on behalf of the Cancer Society Auckland & Cancer Society Northland. Participants chose to go even higher and skydive from 20,000ft, which is the highest tandem skydive in New Zealand with 85 seconds of freefall.

The Cancer Society provides a vital service to people living with cancer and relies on the generosity of fundraisers and donators to keep those services available. The event so far has raised a massive $51,721 which will help to create a future with less cancer. The top fundraiser of the event raised $4,390! We even had a team of fundraisers who drove down all the way from Cape Reinga to take the leap! 

The crowd of supporters and the atmosphere on this day was unforgettable and our entire team had a blast. Well done everyone!

Want to Skydive For Charity? Join an upcoming charity event day or fundraise for an ongoing charity campaign to skydive on your chosen date. Simply sign up via the charity page, fundraise the target amount, then skydive for free. 

Annual Skydiving Event In Honour of Parakai Local Ross King

For the second year in a row, in honour of Parakai local and legend 'Mad Dog' Ross King we're hosting a special sport skydiving event at Skydive Auckland, The Mad King Boogie II. During this 7 day event, we will be doing sunrise and sunset jumps into Orewa and Muriwai Beaches, novelty jumps, competitions, organised jumps, swooping and more.

We are also going to do a Women's Sequential Record which will be a national first! This record is based on the number of participants and also the number of formations they complete in the sky. 

Our swoop pond will be an exciting part of the event. Skydive Auckland has the largest swoop pond in the Southern Hemisphere where experienced skydivers can land at high speed. It's 100 metres long and the skydivers will swoop as fast as they can with speeds of around 120 km/hr per hour. They are scored on factors such as; accuracy, distance with contact with the water and the best trick that they can do.

Ross again, will present the 'Mad Dog Award' at the end of the event.

Tandem skydives will be happening as always so if anyone who is not a Sport Skydiver would like to get in on the action, Book Now

 

Skydive Auckland - The Best Skydive in New Zealand!

Skydive Auckland has maintained #1 position on TripAdvisor for Auckland and also recently featured in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Travellers Choice Experiences for the whole of New Zealand! We're so proud. Thanks Helensville News for shouting about our achievements too, with the following feature.

Skydive Business in Top 10 NZ Experiences:

"Parakai business Skydive Auckland is the number one rated tour in Auckland on TripAdvisor - and was recently named in its ‘Top 10 Travellers Choice Experiences’ for the whole of New Zealand. That listing put them on the same footing as Hobbiton, Milford Sound, Kaikoura Whale Watching, and the Shotover Jet Boats.

Based at the West Auckland Airport in Green Road the company offer the highest tandem skydive in the Southern Hemisphere with customer's leaping from 17-seater plane at 20,000 feet with an 85-second freefall, to see stunning views of the Kaipara Harbour and the surrounding countryside, as far as Mt Taranaki on a clear day.

“We are seeing a spike in people wanting to skydive from 20,000 feet since Covid-19,” says sales and marketing manager Jo Austin. “We’ve also seen an increase in the number of people bringing family, and recently took a 93-year-old man jumping with his son. Another day we had two girls jumping for their 7th birthday. And a lot of people who post-lockdown want to do something that helps them redefine freedom and escape reality.” The Parakai is blessed with a perfect airfield location for jumping, and Jo says the climate allows for very good jump rates.

It’s also the largest sport diving drop zone in New Zealand. It’s not all just skydiving for pleasure, though. Running alongside Skydive Auckland is the New Zealand Skydiving School, the only place in the world where prospective skydive instructors, coaches and camera flyers can get a Diploma in Commercial Skydiving. Students undertake a 32-week course learning theory in the on-site classroom and completing 200 jumps during the course of the NZQA-approved Diploma. Spaces are still available for courses later in the year.

As well as individual and corporate jumps, Skydive Auckland holds a lot of charity skydives. Skydive Auckland won the Supreme Business Excellence award at the 2020 Westpac Auckland Business Awards for the north and west regions, as well as taking out the Excellence in Marketing trophy. That followed a win for Excellence in Community Contribution at the 2018 awards."

Skydive Auckland Hosting National Skydiving Competition

Skydive Auckland are hosting a National Competition this month which will bring visitors to Auckland to compete and spectate. This National Competition over the last few years has been held at an Australia dropzone in conjunction with the Australian Nationals but COVID has offered a rare opportunity to host it back on NZ own ground.

The NZPF National Competition is set to take place at Skydive Auckland on 27th to 29th March 2021 with multiple disciplines open for skydivers to compete in such as 4-way formation, performance wing suiting and canopy piloting. Set to be a close and exciting event between competitors the parachutes in the sky make it fascinating for spectators. 

Currently we have interest to run nationals in the following disciplines:
  • 4 Way RW
  • 2 Way RW
  • Wingsuit
  • Canopy Piloting
  • Freestyle
 
More details and rego form coming soon. Please visit the Facebook event page for the most up to date information.
 
 
Spectators for this exciting event are welcome to come and watch! 
Not a skydiver but want to get in on the action? - Book a tandem skydive with us!
Skydive Auckland Is Recognized & Trusted

Health & safety is a priority at Skydive Auckland and we have received three recognition badges:

The Tourism Trade Checklist Badge identifies that we are part of New Zealand's trusted Tourism Trade Checklist and represent business trade compliance within the tourism industry. 

The COVID Ready Badge identifies that Skydive Auckland are a COVID Ready business and represents that we are currently operating and aligned with the New Zealand Ministry of Health COVID Tour Operator Guidelines developed by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

The World Travel Tourism Council Safe Travel Stamp identifies that Skydive Auckland have a COVID Ready Plan and represents that we are currently operating and align with the New Zealand Government and tourism association guidelines.

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Award Winning Skydive Auckland!

Skydive Auckland has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 - North & West region! 

Skydive Auckland also picked up the Excellence in Marketing Award earlier in the evening at the Gala Dinner where the best of business in Auckland’s North and West came together to celebrate and network.  

Not only taking out the Supreme Award and the Excellence in Marketing category, we were also finalists in Employer of the Year, Excellence in Strategy & Planning and Excellence in Community Contribution.

“We’re such a big family at Skydive Auckland and the team work hard together to achieve what we have. We’re really proud of this win tonight and for the incredible opportunity the Awards have provided,” said Fiona Mclaren of Skydive Auckland.

Auckland Business Chamber Chief Executive Michael Barnett congratulated Skydive Auckland on their success. “They have used the awards in the past to challenge their plan and direction and have been successful. This is a story of belief and an ability to adapt and they have been rewarded with the Supreme Business Excellence Award,” he said.

Skydive Auckland opened its doors in December 2011 after identifying an opportunity in the Auckland region and following the success of sister company Skydive Taupo. The business now employs 25 people alongside running the New Zealand Skydiving School. The School offers the New Zealand Diploma in Commercial Skydiving, the only qualification of its kind in the world. Skydive Auckland’s customers have included those as young as 7-years old through to young-at-heart 97-year olds, as well as those who are blind or paralysed. Skydive Auckland offers tandem skydiving, learn to skydive programmes and sport skydiving to local, domestic and international markets.

The Westpac Auckland Business Awards are delivered annually by Auckland Business Chamber.The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector and have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 15 years.

Skydive Auckland Highly Commended At North West Country Business Awards

Skydive Auckland was a Finalist and Highly Commended at the North West Country Business Awards 2020! We're so proud to have been part of this awesome event and to have received such excellent feedback from the judges.

The North West Country Business Awards 2020 seeks to celebrate the commercial, creative, and customer service successes of businesses in the greater North West area. Now in their fourth year, the Awards are open to any business of any size working within the boundary area who are members of the North West Country business association.

Skydive Auckland - Keeping New Zealand Beautiful!

Last week was Clean Up Week 2020 so we rounded up some volunteers to go out and pick up rubbish and help to Keep NZ Beautiful. https://www.knzb.org.nz/clean-up-week-2020/

Every year Skydive Auckland takes part in the G.J. Gardner Clean Up Week. Volunteering with Keep New Zealand Beautiful is a fun and satisfying way to get involved in the community. If everyone helps a little then it makes a big difference overall!

New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. We are committed to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. https://tiakinewzealand.com/ #TiakiPromise 
 
 
Skydive Auckland Finalists For Westpac Business Awards
Skydive Auckland has been announced as a finalist in the Westpac Auckland Business Awards (North West) in four categories!
 
Excellence in Community Contribution,
Employer of the Year,
Excellence in Marketing,
Excellence in Strategy & Planning.
 
It's awesome to be part of this and be recognised in all these categories. Results will be later this year so we will keep you updated! The Westpac Auckland Business Awards are delivered annually by Auckland Business Chamber. https://www.aucklandbusinessawards.co.nz/

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Skydive Auckland - Helping Our Community

Skydive Auckland has been getting involved with Eat My Lunch and volunteering to help feed kiwi kids. Our awesome team have been delivering lunches to different schools around Auckland. 

Eat My Lunch works on the basis of Buy One Give One. Every lunch that a kiwi purchases means they can give a lunch to a Kiwi kid who would otherwise go without. It’s a little gesture that’s had a great impact for so many Kiwi kids. With a good lunch in their tummies, the kids do better in so many ways from helping them focus on learning to simply just putting a smile on their faces. Find out more about Eat My Lunch here: https://eatmylunch.nz/

 

Skydive Auckland Is The  Best Skydive In New Zealand!

Skydive Auckland has been selected as one of the Top 10 Experiences in New Zealand! We have won the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best Awards. Thanks to everyone who has reviewed our experience and helped us achieve this incredible recognition. 

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-Experiences-…

Skydive Auckland is the only skydive in these Top 10 Activities which makes us extra proud and proves that skydiving in Auckland is the best skydive in New Zealand.

Skydive Auckland Red Cross Jump Live on the AM Show!

This week, AM reporter Aziz  and the Red Cross Communications Advisor Jess visited us for a sunrise jump from 20,000ft! They reached the fundraising target so came to take the leap live on the AM show. Well done to both of them! 

Aziz and Jess are the very first jumpers in our Jump in July! for Red Cross fundraising event. On 25th July we will welcome many more Red Cross New Zealand supporters who have reached the fundraising target and will jump out of our plane as their reward. 

There's still time to sign up and jump from a plane too. You only need to raise minimum $500. If you think you've got what it takes visit: https://www.skydiveauckland.com/skydive/skydive-for-charity.html