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Tandem Skydive Cairns - 15,000 ft

AU$279
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  • Experience North Queensland from 15,000 feet high up in the sky!
  • Go tandem skydiving in the tropical paradise of Cairns, and enjoy an unforgettable lifetime experience
  • Take in spectacular views of the Queensland coast, The World Heritage Rainforest, and Trinity Inlet as you sail through the sky
  • The skydiving team has over 30 years of experience and is fully committed to safety and service, so you are in good hands
  • Fun fact: This is the only skydive company located in, skydiving over, and landing in Cairns

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Tandem Skydive
  • Tandem Skydive + Handicam Photos
  • Tandem Skydive + Handicam Photos and Video
  • COVID19 Update: The venue cannot provide jump pants, fleeces, and gloves right now. Wear loose, casual clothing, and sneakers as footwear. For the cooler months, please bring a warm jumper/fleece. Stay safe and comfy.
  • Get a good night's sleep before your big jump. You must not have consumed any drugs or alcohol in the eight hours preceding your skydive, and you cannot scuba dive 24 hours before skydiving.
  • You must be 12 years of age or older to skydive. There is no maximum age limit, however reasonable fitness is required. If you are over 110kg, you will be subject to a tandem master assessment. Some drop zones have a maximum of 110kg. Surcharges apply to participants 95kg and over.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

Tandem Skydive Mission Beach - 15,000 ft

AU$279
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  • Brace yourself for an exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping, and unforgettable plunge from Cairns’ Mission Beach.
  • This experience will leave you feeling high (15,000ft high to be precise) at Australia's best beach drop zone.
  • Conquer your fears as you step outside your comfort zone and freefall at over 200 kilometers/hour.
  • With the help of professional and qualified tandem skydiving experts, you are offered a fun yet safe dive.
  • This is a great sightseeing opportunity as well: notice a stretch of 14 kilometers, peppered with white beaches, lush forests, and tropical islands.
  • For incredible views of Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef, and more, this tandem skydiving experience is apt.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Tandem Skydive
  • Tandem Skydive + Handicam Photos
  • Tandem Skydive + Handicam Photos and Video
  • By law the minimum age to tandem skydive in Australia is 12 years old. If under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must be present on the day of the jump.
  • Instructors may take individuals up to 115kg, depending on the drop zone and subject to assessment and Safety Officer approval. Please contact the drop zone you are jumping at directly to find out the weight limit specific to that location. If 95kg or over, surcharges do apply.
  • We recommend loose, casual clothing with fully enclosed shoes, such as running or sports trainers. Hiking boots and high heels are not appropriate.
  • Due to COVID-19 we currently cannot offer any shared clothing. Please ensure you bring your own fleece/jumper and long pants if it's cold.
  • If the weather is unfavorable on the day of your booking we will reschedule your jump to another date that best suits you.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

Tandem Skydive Airlie Beach - 15,000 ft

AU$289
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  • Make your way to the Airlie Beach drop zone, located in the heart of Queensland's most popular tourism spot, the Whitsunday Islands.
  • This ensures you have an adrenaline-laced adventure, combined with great sightseeing opportunities.
  • If you’re a first-time skydiver, fret not, for our experienced team of qualified skydiving instructors have got your back.
  • Take to the skies and plunge from over 15,000 feet- embrace the instant adrenaline rush as you freefall at over 200 km/hr.
  • After free-falling for a minute, you’ll float under canopy for about 5-7 minutes, when you’ll notice the beauty enveloped around you.
  • Take insights of Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and Airlie Beach from a remarkable vantage point.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Tandem Skydive
  • Tandem Skydive + Handicam Photos
  • Tandem Skydive + Handicam Photos and Video
  • By law the minimum age to tandem skydive in Australia is 12 years old. If under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must be present on the day of the jump.
  • Instructors may take individuals up to 115kg, depending on the drop zone and subject to assessment and Safety Officer approval. Please contact the drop zone you are jumping at directly to find out the weight limit specific to that location. If 95kg or over, surcharges do apply.
  • We recommend loose, casual clothing with fully enclosed shoes, such as running or sports trainers. Hiking boots and high heels are not appropriate.
  • Due to COVID-19 we currently cannot offer any shared clothing. Please ensure you bring your own fleece/jumper and long pants if it's cold.
  • If the weather is unfavorable on the day of your booking we will reschedule your jump to another date that best suits you.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

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!

Skydive Cairns Reopens Post-COVID-19

Following a closure due to the pandemic, the Cairns skydive facility has reopened to the public. This move comes with several safety measures in place. Here’s what you need to know:

  • It is recommended that guests pre-book their tickets online to avoid physical contact and reduce crowding at the ticket counter
  • Social distancing is essential at the skydive center. Signs have been marked across the location to help maintain distance from others.
  • Guests must wear a mask that completely covers their face and mouth at all times, including while in the aircraft
  • Temperature checks will be carried out before entering into the drop zone
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at different points at the facility for guest use
  • All staff at the drop zone will wear protective clothing at all times, including helmets, masks and gloves
  • Warm clothing will not be available for guests at this point. Please carry your own jackets and sweaters for your skydive.
  • For effective contact tracing, all guests will be required to fill out personal information including phone number and residential address. This information may be shared with governmental health authorities.

Why go skydiving in Cairns?

  • 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.
  • While Cairns has a lot to offer - skydiving is definitely one for the bucket list. There are three primary locations you can go skydiving in and around Cairns: Airlie Beach, Mission Beach and in the heart of Cairns.
  • Prepare to be mesmerized by the picturesque scene under you: beautiful stretches of bright corals under the glittering ocean, gently curving around the rainforests as you soar 15,000 above ground.

Cairns Skydive Locations

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Cairns Skydive - 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

Airlie Beach Skydive

Cairns Skydive - Airlie Beach

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

Mission Beach skydive

Cairns Skydive - Mission Beach

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

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Skydiving for the first time? Go Tandem Skydiving in Cairns

Step out of your comfort zone and gear up for some adrenaline-pumping fun by Skydiving in Cairns. Here, you don’t have to be an experienced skydiver or a professional to try the adventure sport! All you have to do is follow a quick safety briefing session after which, you will be strapped into a harness and flown up 15,000 feet high, from where you will skydive out of an aeroplane. The freefall lasts for 60 seconds, following which the parachute gets deployed. During this period, you’ll have 5-7 minutes to immerse in the jaw-dropping views while you glide back down to Earth. Beginners and first-timers should go for a tandem skydiving experience whereas experienced divers can go solo.

What is Tandem Skydive?

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.

Tandem skydiving is the best option for first-time skydivers or those looking to learn more about the basics of this adventure sport. 

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Solo skydiving

Solo skydiving is open to all experts and professionals capable of completing a jump on their own from start to finish. It is preferred by those who have prior experience and/or a skydiving license. Here, you take full control of your dive, unlike tandem skydiving. From the jump to parachute deployment and landing - solo skydivers do it all!

Solo skydiving is open to beginners as well. However, this requires you to undergo intensive training, where you learn about the different equipment functionalities, exiting the aeroplane, controlling the freefall, making a safe landing and lots more. 

What to Expect on Your First Skydive Tandem Fall in Cairns

1. Skydive slot availability depends on weather

Weather is one of the most crucial factors for skydiving. Depending on the weather and availability of slots, your reserved skydive experience may move up or down. Due to this reason, it is recommended to book slots early in the morning, around 7 AM to plan your day accordingly. You’ll be required to sign a few forms and complete the training session if the weather looks good.

2. Before the skydive

Before you arrive for your skydiving experience ensure that you eat light and pack some snacks which will help you keep calm and grounded. Wear loose-fitted clothes so that you’ll feel comfortable the whole day. Yoga pants, leggings, a T-shirt and a long-sleeved shirt or tops would be ideal for this experience. Most importantly, get enough rest before skydiving. It is normal to have a sleepless night before an exciting activity like this, but a good night’s sleep will help you enjoy this activity better.

3. Arrival at skydive facility

Your Cairns skydive experience begins as soon as you reach the facility. Since the experience is strictly dated and timed all guests are advised to check in about 15-20 minutes before their assigned slot, to complete the required documents on time. Following this, you’ll undertake a routine health check-up where the crew will access your height, weight, age, and other relevant factors.

4. Training session

Next, you’ll meet your instructor and the rest of the skydive team. They’ll guide you through a training session where you’ll be given instructions and tips on your skydive; you’ll learn about what to do and what not to do, basic skydive body movements to remember before and during the jump, etc. The session should last about 20-30 minutes.

5. Gearing up and technical checks

Right after the quick briefing season, you will be fitted up in your gear and prepped up for your skydiving adventure. The instructors will then lead you to the specially outfitted plane. On the way to 15,000 feet, you will be fastened to your tandem jumpmaster. Before making the jump, the jumpmaster will re-check all technical functionalities, making sure everything is accurate in order to ensure you have a safe jump.

6. The Tandem Fall

The best part is now here: the freefall. You and your skydive instructor will freefall for about 60 seconds until they deploy the parachute. At this point, you’ll slow down and can actually soak in the surreal views below you; from this skydiving facility, you can see the beautiful ocean, the lush rainforest, and of course, the highlight -- the reef! The entire skydiving experience lasts about 5-7 minutes.

7. Landing

During the landing stage, float back to the base while enjoying a 360-degree view of the captivating scenery around you. Upon reaching the base, you can collect any extra photos or videos you may have paid for.

Cairns Skydive Requirements and Safety Measures

Age Limit

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.

Body Weight

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.

What to Wear

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.

What to Eat

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.

Weather

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.

Plan Your Cairns Skydiving Experience

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Best Time to Skydive in Cairns

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. 

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Tips For Skydiving In Cairns

  1. Do not overeat or starve before the activity. Give yourself enough nourishment to make this activity fun for yourself.
  2. Go ahead and ask to see your instructors license if you want to.
  3. Get enough rest before skydiving. While it is normal to feel excited and nervous the day before your experience, a good night’s sleep will help you enjoy the activity better.
  4. Understand that skydiving is dependent on the fickle nature of the weather. Better not go for the activity than free fall through 15,000 feet of haze.
  5. Familiarise yourself with the signs used to communicate mid-air as the verbal medium will be rather useless during free fall.
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Book your Cairns Skydive Tickets in Advance

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Skydive Cairns

The skydiving centres are located in Cairns, Mission Beach and Airlie Beach. These facilities are not just for those who are experienced in the field, but for those who are first-timers as well.

Cairns Skydive

Soar through the air, taking in the spectacular panoramic views of the Queensland coast, The World Heritage Rainforest, and Trinity Inlet.

Mission Beach Skydive

Conquer your fears, push your boundaries, and step outside your comfort zone as you take a massive plunge into Australia’s best beach drop zone. The views of pristine white beaches, tropical islands, and lush forests will leave you speechless.

Airlie Beach Skydive

Keep your eyes peeled for the best bird’s-eye, panoramic views of the world-famous Whitsunday Islands, Tropical North Queensland, the Islands, and Airlie Beach.

All Questions Answered about Skydiving in Cairns

Is it safe to go skydiving in Cairns post-COVID-19?

To ensure the safety of its guests, several safety measures have been implemented at all the Cairns skydive facilities.

What safety measures and guidelines are in place at the skydive Cairns facilities?

All the skydive Cairns facilities now accept online reservations. Additionally, masks and social distancing is mandatory at the facility. Hand sanitizers are also available, and the staff will be in protective gear the entire time.

Are skydive Cairns tickets available online post-COVID-19?

Yes. You can now book tickets to go skydiving at Cairns, Airlie Beach and Mission beach.

Do my skydive Cairns tickets include return transfers?

No. Return transfers have been temporarily suspended.

Do my skydive Cairns tickets include tandem jump?

Yes. Your experience will be of a tandem jump with a trained instructor.

Where can I go skydiving in Cairns?

The major skydive drop zones in and around Cairns are: Airlie Beach, Mission beach, and the Cairis facility.

What is the cancelation policy for skydive Cairns tickets?

Your tickets cannot be canceled, amended or refunded. Please plan your experience accordingly.

What are the opening hours of the skydive Cairns drop zone?

Opening hours are 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

What are skydive Airlie Beach drop zone timings?

Airlie Beach skydive facility is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM every day of the week.

What are skydive Mission beach drop zone timings?

Mission Beach skydive facility is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on the weekends.

What should I wear for skydiving in Cairns?

You can wear loose, comfortable clothing like trousers or track pants with t-shirts and sneakers.

What should I eat before I skydive in Cairns?

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.

Is there an age limit to skydive in Cairns?

Any individual above the age of 12 can skydive in Cairns; children between 12-18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.

What is the best time to go skydiving in Cairns?

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.