Skydive Auckland - Waiheke Island, Amazing Views And Making The News!

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We decided to take our once in a lifetime experience of skydiving and combine it with insane views of Waiheke Island! On Sunday 22nd March, our Skydive Auckland crew headed over to Waiheke Island in Auckland for a day of jumping over the world renowned Gulf Island.

Our Skydive Auckland team shared the view with others, taking customers tandem skydiving from 12,000ft. This unique experience involved freefalling at 200km/hr with a backdrop of Waiheke's impressive beaches, world class vineyards, not to mention the rest of the Gulf Islands, including Rangitoto and Great Barrier.
 
The day could not have gone better. The Waiheke residents were keen to sign up for this rare experience. We took a couple who jumped to celebrate their 15 year anniversary, we had a mother and son taking the leap together, and many more, everyone loved it!
 
15 people from Auckland's sport skydiving community jumped solo from 12,000ft at Waiheke Island.
 
This day of jumping marked the fourth and final day of a sport skydiving event known as the 'Mad King Boogie' in honour of Parakai local 'Mad Dog' Ross King. The fun four day event included skydives into Muriwai Beach as well as coaching jumps, novelty jumps and competitions at Skydive Auckland's base in Parakai, West Auckland. And of course we took Ross for his second ever tandem skydive on day 4 of the event at Waiheke Island!
 
Upon landing, the Batch Winery, located conveniently next to the airport had bubbles at the ready for everyone to celebrate their achievement. Several businesses on Waiheke Island, such as The Waiheke Lodge have since contacted Skydive Auckland to say if they ever do this day again they'd be keen to be involved. The Helensville News published an epic photo and wrote about our awesome day!