Most frequently asked questions and answers
Is there an age limit?
The minimum age is 12 years and there is no maximum age. People over the age of 90 have been Tandem Skydiving! Anyone under 18 years old must have their legal guardian sign the indemnity form before jumping.
Are there weight restrictions?
95kg is the standard weight limit. We can still take you skydiving if you’re over 95kg but under 115kg. For participants over 95kg there is a $50 surcharge and the jump is more subjective to weather conditions. We would recommend booking as early as possible to give you the best chance.
How far in advance should I book?
Bookings can be made from 6 months in advance up until 5.30pm the previous day. Last minute bookings can be made on the day subject to availability. We would definitely recommend booking at least a week or 2 in advance if you want to jump on a certain day especially in our peak season (summer)
What happens if the weather is bad?
Skydiving is a weather dependant activity and may be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable (windy or raining). We have a designated safety officer who will be monitoring the weather on the day and we will only jump if it is completely safe to do so. If we are unable to jump on the day you have booked we will contact you and re schedule your booking for a day that suits you best. If you are unable to re schedule we are happy to give you a full refund. (gift vouchers aren’t refundable)
What should I wear on the day?
We recommend wearing casual comfortable clothing. As the weather is quite warm in Australia we do not provide jump suits so just dress to suit the temperature on the day. You will also have to make sure you a wearing fully enclosed lace up foot wear e.g running shoes.
Can my friends and family watch and where do they go?
Yes. You are welcome to bring spectators with you. We recommend for them to meet at our office (18 Coyne st) at the time of your booking. They can watch you gear up and complete your safety inductions. Our staff will then direct them to the landing area just a 3 minute walk ready to watch the landing.
Where will I land?
You will land on the soft sand of Kirra beach just 3 mintues walk from our office. The landing area is in line with the Kirra Wyndham resort.
Is Skydiving safe?
Skydiving is a highly regulated sport. Over 70,000 tandem skydive jumps are conducted each year in Australia. We take safety very seriously and follow the very strict guidelines for skydiving implemented by the Australian Parachute Federation APF and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority CASA. Our instructors are highly qualified and can complete over 10 Tandem skydives in just one day! some having completed as many as 15,000 skydives through their career so you know you are in safe hands.
How long does it take?
Allow up to 4 hours from start to finish for your skydiving experience. If you are using our shuttle service allow at-least half a day for your experience including transfers.
Im a bit nervous is that normal?
Yes nerves are completely normal and are all part of the experience. After all it’s not every day you jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane (unless your one of us) but conquering your nerves and pushing past your fear barrier is what makes the experience so incredible and sometimes life changing.
From what height will I jump?
Like all Drop Zone across Australia our jump height is completely governed by the ATC.
If your shopping around for the highest jump in Australia beware of the fine print saying “up to” a certain height. At Gold Coast skydive we guarantee a minimum height of 10,000 ft and will take you as high as ATC clearance will allow.
Can I wear my glasses or contact lenses while jumping?
In Short, Yes you can. If you are not going to be able to see properly without your glasses you can wear them while you jump as we will give you some clear goggles with elastic to go over the top of them. *Please note there is a small chance that you could loose your glasses so if you can see ok without them or have an older pair to take we would recommend this.
Can I bring my own GoPro?
Unfortunately due to insurance and safety reasons you will not be able to bring a camera with you on your skydive. As a camera is a distraction from what you need to be focusing on the APF mandates that you must have completed over 100 skydives and hold a “C” license before you can take a camera with you. Don’t worry our instructors are incredibly skilled at getting the perfect shot of your experience and can capture the whole thing for you.
How long does the experience take?
As skydiving is a weather dependent activity, we recommend allowing a minimum of half a day to a full day for your experience. We can be held up by unstable weather conditions or airport delays which are beyond our control. We will give you an arrival time. However this is not your jump time, it is the time you are to arrive at the office and complete your forms and receive a full safety briefing. The jump itself will consist of 15 minute plane ride, 40+ seconds of freefall, and a 5-6 minute canopy ride. While you are here in town waiting to jump we encourage you to explore the beautiful beaches and surrounding areas. There are plenty of nice cafes and walks in the area that should not be missed while you are visiting the Gold Coast.