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Rules and Safety Regulations
Rules and Safety Regulations
Located on the east coast of Queensland, Cairns is a tropical paradise and popular tourist destination in the land down under. While there’s plenty of exciting experiences to be had in Cairns, an off-beat one that’s sure to excite thrill-seekers is skydiving!
Step out of your comfort zone and gear up for some adrenaline-pumping fun by Skydiving in Cairns. With tandem skydiving, you will not freefall out of an aeroplane solo -- you’ll instead be accompanied by a licensed skydive instructor. Before your freefall, you’ll be attached via a harness to an instructor, who will control every part of your skydive, from the jump and landing to the deployment of the parachute and appropriate body positions to adapt. During this period, you’ll have 5-7 minutes to immerse in the jaw-dropping views while you glide back down to Earth.
The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Cairns in Australia, is that it is home to the iconic Great Barrier Reef -- the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem that stretches across over 2,000 km. There are three primary locations you can go skydiving in and around Cairns: Airlie Beach, Mission Beach and in the heart of Cairns.
Cairns is a stunning tropical destination in Queensland, Australia. Dominated by endless stretches of a massive coral reef ecosystem and rich forest cover, it is an excellent location to pick as you freefall from 15,000 ft above ground.
Distance From Cairns: 3 km, approximately 10 minutes.
Skydive Center: Skydive Cairns, 52/54 Fearnley St, Portsmith, Cairns
Located in the heart of Queensland’s popular Whitsunday Islands, the Airlie Beach skydive drop zone is a captivating experience for thrill-seekers. From 15,000 ft in the sky, feast your eyes on the dense expanse of rainforests that are engulfed by the stunning blue ocean.
Distance From Cairns: 627 km, approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes.
Skydive Center: Skydive Airlie Beach, Skydive Australia Building, 1 Air White, Cairns
The Mission Beach skydive location is considered one of the top skydive drop zones in the world. As you soar from 15,000 ft in the sky, you’ll be treated to a 14-km long stretch of blue ocean, white sands and lush greenery.
Distance From Cairns: 139 km, approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Skydive Center: Skydive Mission Beach, 39 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach, Cairns
Please Note: We are the official resellers of Skydive Australia.
For skydiving in Cairns, any individual above the age of 12 can go skydiving. Guests between the age of 12-18 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All those skydiving in Cairns must carry a valid government ID to the diving centre.
Individuals weighing up to 95 kg can skydive in Cairns. Individuals weighing more than 95 kg, up to 110 kg, would have to pay an additional amount to skydive; those above 110 kgs would not be permitted to skydive. Pregnant women and those with physical disabilities or heart conditions are recommended to avoid skydiving in Cairns.
It is recommended that guests wear loose, comfortable clothing for their skydive. Track pants or trousers, with t-shirts and a light jacket is your best bet, along with closed-toe shoes/sneakers.
Avoid eating a heavy, greasy meal before your skydive; that being said, avoid jumping on an empty stomach. Have a light meal or a fresh smoothie. It is mandatory that guests do not consume any drugs or alcohol up to 8 hours before their jump, or go scuba diving 24 hours before.
Since any skydiving experience is dependent on weather, your dive can be rescheduled or cancelled if there’s rain, poor visibility, fog, heavy wind. Prepare to spend about 3-4 hours at the site and ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled skydive to complete all the paperwork and training.
After a routine checkup, you will met your instructor who will take you through a quick training session. You'll be given instructions and tips to follow during your dive and safety measures to keep in mind. Use this time to clear your queries with your trainer. You will then strap yourself up to the skydiving gear along with your jumpmaster.
After a quick check of your gears and equipment, you will get into the airplane to climb to 15,000 ft. The jumpmaster will be in control of your dive so you can enjoy the picturesque views of Australia.
After you jump from the plane, your acceleration towards the Earth can have you falling at 200 kmph. But don't worry, the scary part lasts only about 60 seconds. After the parachute is deployed, you will have 5-7 minutes to gaze out at the horizon. From this skydiving facility, you can see the beautiful ocean, the lush rainforest, and of course, the highlight -- the reef!
Throughout the year, Cairns enjoys a sunny, pleasant climate. Whether you’re skydiving in Cairns, Airlie Beach or Mission Beach, the best time of day is early mornings. The best time of year would be spring and fall but ensure to check the weather forecast for rainfall. Nonetheless, if there will be a schedule change, your skydive facility will inform you right away. To make your Cairns skydive experience memorable it is highly recommended to book during the early hours of the day, giving you a better chance of clear blue skies.
Address: 11 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia. Find on Maps
Train: The nearest train station is the Cairns train station, which is about a 15 to 20-minute walk from the dropzone.
Bus: Nearest bus stop is on Lake Street, which is a 10-minute walk from the dropzone.
Address: 39 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach QLD 4852, Australia. Find on Maps
Train: Nearest train stations include El-Arish, Maadi, and Quatia, each of which are less than 20-minute drives from the dropzone.
Bus: The nearest bus stop is at Mission Beach (Wongaling), which is a 5-minute drive from the dropzone.
Address: Skydive Australia Building, 1 Air Whitsunday Rd, Flametree QLD 4802, Australia. Find on Maps
Train: The nearest train station is at Proserpine, which is about 30-minutes away by car.
Bus: The nearest bus stop is on Shute Harbour Road, which is a 3-minute walk to the dropzone.
Yes. Your experience will be of a tandem jump with a trained instructor.
No. Return transfers have been temporarily suspended.
The major skydive drop zones in and around Cairns are: Airlie Beach, Mission beach, and the Cairis facility.
Your tickets cannot be canceled, amended or refunded. Please plan your experience accordingly.
It is open every day from 8 AM to 8 PM.
You can wear loose, comfortable clothing like trousers or track pants with t-shirts and sneakers.
You can eat a light, healthy meal or consume a fresh fruit smoothie before your skydive; avoid heavy, greasy meals. Please also avoid alcohol and narcotics up to 8 hours before your skydive.
Any individual above the age of 12 can skydive in Cairns; children between 12-18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.
Whether you’re skydiving in Cairns, Airlie Beach or Mission Beach, the best time of day is early mornings. The best time of year would be spring and fall.