learn to skydive faq's
Skydiving is an extreme activity, so there are some age and weight restrictions if you wish to learn to skydive:
Age: The minimum age is 16 and if you are under the age of 18 we do require parent/guardian permission.
Weight: Due to equipment restrictions, you must weigh less than 100kgs, be fit, flexible and be in good health.
Skydiving is a weather dependant sport and it is the one thing we have no control over! How quickly you progress through your learn to skydive programme depends on several factors such as your ability, your availability and particularly the weather. We have had students complete our AFF learn to skydive programme in only 3 days, but that is with perfect conditions. The months of December – April are usually most favourable for weather.
All of the prices can be found on our learn to skydive page. Our courses are competitively priced, as we love skydiving and want everyone have the opportunity to experience what it is like to learn to skydive!
No, it is done on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. This means you only pay on the day, for the skydives that you do. The first cost you will be required to pay for is the initial AFF ground theory training course, after that you will be pay for each skydive that you complete. This makes Skydive Auckland’s learn to skydive programme easily affordable, as you don’t have to pay for the entire course up front. However, if you prefer to do that you can!
Yes you can, we provide goggles that can be worn with contact lenses or glasses.
You should wear comfortable snug-fitting clothes that are appropriate to the weather, in colder months we suggest you wear thermals. Footwear such as trainers/running shoes are ideal as they are comfortable & flexible. Climbing boots or any shoes with hooks are not allowed.
Once you have completed your AFF you can then progress towards gaining your internationally recognised NZPIA A Certificate. This training programme includes 17 more skydives including solo skydives and coached skydives, further developing your skills in freefall and under canopy. Skydiving is an extremely varied sport, the learning and the fun never stops!
If you want to learn to skydive and complete the full NZPIA A Certificate, you will need to allow approximately 14 days, with favourable conditions. If you want to learn to skydive during the months of May – November, this may take considerably longer due to less favourable weather conditions.
Absolutely! During your AFF Ground Course we will explain how you can book in for your Level 1 and subsequent levels. Each skydive is 'pay as you go', so you will only pay for the skydives you complete.
Yes! Our instructors will assess your skydiving experience. Depending on your currency, you may be required to complete a refresh course. Contact our team for more information on how to do this.
All parachute organisations have different requirements. The Skydive Auckland learn to skydive programme has been set up to include criteria that is required at parachute organisations across the world. That means the skills you acquire while learning to skydive here at Skydive Auckland will be transferable. If you achieve the NZPIA Certificate with A endorsement it is recognised internationally.
Skydiving is an extreme sport and with any sport there is always an element of risk. At Skydive Auckland, your safety is our number one priority. Our dedicated learn to skydive training centre is affiliated with the New Zealand Parachute Industry Association (NZPIA) which means all of our courses, instructors, equipment and procedures are sanctioned by New Zealand’s leading skydiving governing body.
If you are an international visitor, we recommend you have travel insurance. In New Zealand you are automatically covered by ACC, an Accident Compensation Corporation but this does preclude any long-term care or transportation to a foreign country. Skydive Auckland also has third party liability insurance just in case you accidently cause damage to people or property while you are skydiving with us.
At Skydive Auckland we love skydiving and we try to keep the costs as low as possible. We can offer discounts for the AFF training theory course for groups of 5+ people so get a group of your friends together and get in touch!
Gift Cards can be purchased through our website and can be used for any of our products. These are available in $50 increments. Buy your Gift Cards through the book now section of our website.
Our friendly Skydive Auckland team are always happy to answer more questions on 0800 921 650 or firstname.lastname@example.org