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The Airlie Beach Dropzone is located just 5 minutes from Airlie Beach, which can be easily accessed by road from nearby cities like Mackay or Townsville. The dropzone is situated near Whitsunday Airport, which serves as a landmark for the area.
Getting to Skydive Airlie Beach is very convenient, as it's less than a 10-minute drive from Paddy's Shenanigans. There is plenty of parking available on-site which is absolutely free.
Once you reach Paddy’s Shenanigans, head towards State Route 59 or the Shute Harbour Road, from where it is a 5-km drive to the Airlie Beach dropzone.
Make sure you arrive at the skydiving center at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot. You will need to complete some paperwork and undergo a routine health examination.
Once you’re done with the paperwork and health checks, you will have a meet-and-greet with your tandem skydive instructor and their team, who will provide you with a brief training session that typically takes no longer than 30 minutes. They will guide you through the entire process of skydiving and instruct you on the appropriate body movements and positions to adopt before and during your jump.
The skydiving experience begins with a scenic flight up to the jump altitude, during which the instructor will go over safety procedures and answer any last-minute questions. After about a one-minute freefall, the instructor will deploy the parachute and you will glide through the sky for another 5 to 7 minutes, enjoying stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The instructor will guide the parachute down for a soft landing back at the drop zone.
The dropzone at Airlie Beach is open from 8 AM to 8 PM AEDT. However, please note that skydiving is a weather-dependent activity and may be subject to changes or cancellations due to weather conditions.
Age: Participants must be at least 16 years old to skydive at Airlie Beach. Participants under 18 years of age will need signed parental or legal guardian consent and the guardian must also be present during the training session.
Weight: There is a weight limit of 110kg (242 lbs) for skydiving at Airlie Beach. Participants over 95kg (209 lbs) may be subject to additional fees and assessment by the dropzone.
It is recommended to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing such as athletic wear or shorts and a t-shirt. Closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers, are required. Jewellery and accessories such as hats, sunglasses, or necklaces should be left behind in lockers.
It is recommended to have a light meal before skydiving, preferably low in fat and high in carbohydrates. Avoid consuming alcohol or any substances that may impair judgment or reflexes prior to the skydiving experience. Drinking plenty of water is also advised to stay hydrated.
The Skydive Airlie Beach dropzone is a location where you can experience tandem skydiving in Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia.
The main difference between the Cairns City, Airlie Beach, and Mission Beach dropzones is their location. Cairns City is located near the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is situated near the Whitsunday Islands, and Mission Beach is located in a rainforest setting.
The minimum age for skydiving at Airlie Beach is 16 years old, with parental or legal guardian consent required for participants under 18 years of age.
The weight limit for skydiving at Airlie Beach is 110kg (242 lbs), with additional fees and assessments required for participants over 95kg (209 lbs).
The entire skydiving experience at Airlie Beach typically lasts around 3-4 hours, including the briefing, training, flight, and jump.
The price of skydiving at Airlie Beach can vary depending on factors such as the type of jump, the height of the jump, and any additional services requested. Generally, prices start from around AUD 369.