Frequently Asked Questions

I’m really nervous. Is that okay?

Good! It’s all part of the experience and will make the achievement even sweeter when your feet hit the ground. You’re definitely not the first person to be nervous and the experience really is worth it! Our Tandem Masters have thousands of jumps under their belts and will walk you through every step of the way.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes, we have a 100kg weight limit. If you are over 100kg it will depend on the weather conditions on the day, so just give us a call if you’re unsure.

Is there an age limit?

We don’t have an age limit but you will need to fit our harness. The oldest person to jump with us was 95 and the youngest was five! The extreme ends of the age scale will depend on our Tandem Masters and weather conditions on the day so call us if you’re unsure.

I have a medical condition. Can I jump?

You will need to seek medical advice from your doctor before jumping. We’re not able to give you medical advice, we can tell you what to expect but ultimately the decision will be up to you.

How safe is this skydiving thing?

We like to say that your drive to the airport is more dangerous than your skydive! There is always an element of risk with anything you do, however we do put a significant emphasis on having the best equipment, the best trained staff, and leading industry safety practices. We are governed by the Civil Aviation Authority, we are Qualmarked and our tandem masters undergo rigorous testing from the New Zealand Parachute Federation. In fact we regularly send our family members up to jump with us, so that proves something right?!

What should I wear?

You will be provided with a jumpsuit for your skydive, so just wear warm comfortable clothes to wear underneath and closed-toe shoes. If you wear glasses it’s no problem, we’ll give you skydiving goggles that fit over them.

How long will it take?

The actual skydive portion will take around 30 minutes and ideally you will be finished in about 2 hours including your photos and videos, but we ask that you allow 2-3 hours for the entire process to allow for operational and weather delays

When is the best time to skydive?

We recommend to book your skydive in the morning so that you have the whole day to rebook in case of bad weather.

What happens if it’s bad weather?

Don’t worry! We don’t take any payment until after you jump so we will just rebook your jump for later in the day or whenever suits you. If you can’t come back at a later time we can cancel your booking free of charge, but please note that we will be heartbroken.

Can you come and pick me up?

Sure thing! If you are staying in Taupo we will pick you up in our sweet stretch Hummer from your accommodation. Pick ups are approximately twenty minutes before your booking time. If you’re not coming to Taupo we can pick you up from Rotorua. Daily pick ups are at 12.30pm and you will return to Rotorua at around 5pm. Alternatively you can drive out to us, there’s plenty of parking!

What camera options have you got?

We have the most camera options in New Zealand! We offer Freefall and Selfie video and photos, and our exclusive Exit Photo. Everything is shot in HD and supplied on free USBs. We also upload every video to YouTube for easy sharing. Check out our Prices page for more information.

Can I take my own camera?

You can take as much footage as you like on the ground but there are strict rules on taking extra equipment in the plane. So unfortunately not, sorry! Our own cameramen do a minimum of 200 jumps before they begin training for camera, and since we are working with lines and parachutes there are too many safety issues with bringing your GoPro along. We’ll take some amazing footage for you though!

Do I need to choose my height and camera now?

Don’t worry about deciding on anything just yet, you just need to book your slot and then we explain everything on arrival. You can decide your altitude and camera options on the day.

How do I pay?

You will pay after the jump, we take credit card, EFTPOS and cash. Please note that there is a 1.5% credit card surcharge.

Can my family/friends/significant other come and watch?

Definitely! Spectators are very welcome and can watch you getting geared up and landing. If there is enough room in the Hummer they can also ride along.

What’s the deal with the weather?

We need good weather to skydive, which ideally means no rain, low winds and minimal cloud. The weather can differ from the forecast and varies considerably day to day. Taupo has its own weather patterns because of our big lake, we often have beautiful weather when the rest of the country is cloudy. It’s nearly impossible to know for sure if we’re jumping until the day of your skydive, so just give us a call for the latest updates.

Are there any discounts available?

As we’re already the best priced skydive in New Zealand we don’t discount our jump, but if you book online you’ll get a cheeky 10% off camera!

Do you have any combos with other activities?

We sure do! Combo up a bungy jump with Taupo Bungy and a 15,000 ft skydive in our Air Extreme combo for $488, a rafting trip with Tongariro River Rafting and a 12,000 ft skydive for $365 or a sailing trip with Sail Fearless and a 12,000 ft skydive for $340. Or go all out and get our 4Play combo for $575, including a Taupo Bungy, Hukafalls Jet ride, HeliAdventures flight and a 12,000 ft skydive. All combos include a few freebies too. Call us for more information or to book!