Frequently Asked Questions About Skydiving

If you have any questions about doing a Tandem Skydive with Sydney Skydivers here are a few common questions.

Feel free to use our web chat to talk to our friendly staff, give us a call on 1300 SKYDIVE (1300 759 348) we answer our phones 7am - 9pm 7 days.You can also drop by our skydive checkin and departure lounge in downtown Sydney at 196 Elizabeth St, Sydney. 350m from central railway station or visit us at the skydiving centre.

Is skydiving safe ?

At Sydney Skydivers  safety always comes first, fun comes in a close second.

Our fun team of instructors are all APF accredited and highly experienced; our modern sports skydiving equipment is maintained and serviced to strict standards. All our crew abide by our stringent safety regulations and those of the Australian Parachute Federation.

Our company director has over  32,000 personal skydives and is the single most experienced skydiver and senior instructor in Australia and the second most experienced in the world with that level of experience and jump numbers.

Skydiving is an extreme sport, and like any extreme sports there is a certain amount of risk involved. We operate to a strict set of regulatory procedures and guidelines. Our staff , equipment and operations  are all regularly audited by Safety Officers of the APF who approve and renew our APF club membership.

Recent statistics in Australia stated that 1 in 10,000 skydives resulted in accident or injury. Compared with the statistics for registered cars in reported accidents being 9.8% , the most dangerous part of your day is likely  to be driving to the skydiving centre !

How many can  go up in the same plane ?

That all depends on how many friends you have doing their skydive, and which aircraft we are using on the day of your booking.

Sydney Skydivers operates large turbine aircraft which are perfect for groups, however exact numbers on aircraft are affected by weights, how many want camera and other operational factors.

Groups on the aircraft can vary from 2-3 people up to 5-7 people. We can advise you on the day who and how many will be on each plane load and we will do our best to accommodate group requests.

What time will we be jumping ?

The time you are booked for is your checkin time only or your shuttle departure time only , not your flights departure time or jump time.

When you arrive you need to check in and complete some paperwork and then you are assigned to a load. Please ensure you checkin on time.

If you have any special time constrains or needs please ensure you notify us at the time of booking.

We do our best to keep the day running smoothly but sometimes we are held up due to unforeseen circumstances. These include weather holds, there are certain wind and cloud conditions that can delay us. Air Traffic Control also have a say in when and where we can fly , we have real time flight departure boards to keep you informed of your flight and staff will keep you updated in regard to timings or any delays.

Safety is of the utmost importance to us and if we have to wait on the ground for half an hour to ensure your safety, then we will.

Whilst we endeavor to complete an individual’s jump in a timely manner or get your shuttle bus away on time after your jump you should plan for this to be at least a half-day’s activity and advise us at the time of booking if you have any other tours or tour bookings on the same day.

Do I need to book ?

Yes you need to make a booking to ensure we can cater as efficiently as we can for your skydive with us and provide you with the best service and experience.

If you wake up in the morning and decide that today is the day that you want to skydive, by all means give us a phone call on 13oo SKYDIVE and we will endeavour to make a reservation for you that day but it is best to book ahead as priority will be given to customers with bookings and we do get booked out.

Please ensure you turn up at your booked checkin time on the day of your skydive. All times are checkin times only not jump times.

Are there any weight restrictions for skydiving  ?

The max weight if 110 kg.

Over 95 charges apply

Over 95kg $25

Over 100 kg $50

Max 110 kg $100

How much time should I allow for my skydive ?

You should allow a half a day.

Skydiving is an outdoor adventure activity and sometimes factors out of our control can delay the jump , we get put on hold by air traffic control or the weather can add to delays.

You should allow for skydiving to be your only main activity and set aside a 1/2 day. If you have any time constrains or other tour bookings please advise us at the time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

What are the physical requirements for skydiving ?

You need to be in generally good health being with an average fitness level. Weight limits for the Tandem jump is 110kg and the stage 1  AFF  jump is a max of 110kg.

If you are doing a Tandem skydive and are over 95kg extra charges will apply.

With all customers we reserve the right to refuse a skydive based on our assessment based on age, weight and health to ensure everyone’s safety. If you have any questions, concerns or have anything you need to discuss with us please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to avoid disappointment on the day.

Are there age limits ?

Yes, the minimum age for tandem skydiving in Australia is 12 years of age and solo skydiving is 18 years of age.

Any person wishing to partake in skydiving who is under 18 years of age needs their parent or guardian’s permission.

There is no maximum age however as with all customers we reserve the right to refuse a skydive based on our assessment based on age, weight and health to ensure everyone’s safety. If you have any questions, concerns or have anything you need to discuss with us please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to avoid disappointment on the day.

What should I wear ?

Comfortable casual clothes, shorts are fine. We will provide you with a pair of skydiving pants or a jumpsuit to wear over your clothes.

Secure footwear thats not going to fall off is a must. No flip flops or thongs. Enclosed shoes such as runners or sand shoes are best.