Tandem Skydiving is the fastest and easiest way to experience the excitement of freefall skydiving, life’s ultimate thrill.
Skydiving is known, for very good reason, as life's ultimate thrill. It's the big daddy, the adventure and rush by which all others are measured. Amazingly, the buzz of free fall is an easy and safe experience, especially during a tandem skydiving adventure!
Your Australian Parachute Federation Levy is included in the price.
On the ground you'll be suited up in skydiving gear and your professional skydiving instructors will run through a few "dirt dives" – practice skydiving exits from mock aircraft. You'll also be taught the skydiving basics of canopy control and safe landing procedures. Once you're confident with this skydiving knowledge you'll enjoy a 20-minute flight to an altitude of up to 10,000 feet (over 3,000 metres) where, after a final check, it's time to hop out and take the quick way down!
The beauty of tandem skydiving is that it requires none of the usual intensive skydiving training, but offers 100 per cent of the mind-blowing, 200km/hr open-air thrill. The feeling is often described as floating on a cushion of air as you hurtle through the sky. The skydiving parachute is deployed at around 4,500 feet, offering an intensely serene experience and one of the world's greatest views – perfect for reflecting on the high-adrenaline skydiving adventure you've just enjoyed. During the five-minute glide to earth you'll be taught to control your direction and descent speed and, once you touch down, you'll be on a high for weeks – guaranteed.
I purchased skydiving Airlie Beach, but I was told to complete activity @ Bowen at the last minute where took an hour to drive from Airlie Beach. Anyway, the skydiving was amazing!
Tandem Skydiving is for anyone looking for the ultimate rush. However, in order to meet our strict safety standards we have certain restrictions:
What about spectators/photos? There is limited space for non-jumping passengers on the shuttle, simple enquire on booking for availability. DVD and an inspirational set of 24 stills are $120. A DVD alone is $99. DVDs are usually made on the day and handed to you after you have had sufficient time to ‘come back to earth’ and change out of your jumpsuit. Simply organise and pay for these lifelong memories at the drop zone on the day of your jump.
Skydive tour departs Airlie Beach check-in lounge (or hotel pickup with free transfers). This is a 1/2 day skydive activity with landings at Queens Beach (Bowen) or park landings. All jumps feature stunning views of the Whitsundays.
Airlie Beach (Whitsundays)