Rules and Safety Regulations
Rules and Safety Regulations
If you’re looking for an offbeat activity to try -- a pulse-quickening, heart-racing one -- skydiving in Sydney should be at the top of your bucket list. It is an excellent way to experience Sydney in its rawest, natural form! You’re in for a treat; the endless expanse of the cool blue-green sea, lush landscape and of course, the city’s towering skyline.
Skydiving in Sydney caters not just to experienced professionals, but to first-timers and beginners as well. Hop on board!
Following a closure due to the pandemic, the Sydney skydive facility has reopened to the public. This move comes with several safety measures in place. Here’s what you need to know:
Go skydiving in Newcastle and experience splendid panoramic views of the gorgeous beaches and lakes.
Distance from Sydney: 2 hours, approximately 170 km northeast of Sydney
Skydive Centre: Lake Macquarie Airport, 864 Pacific Highway, Marks Point NSW 2280
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Distance from Sydney: 90 Kms, approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
Skydive Centre: George Hanley Dr &, Cliff Rd, North Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia.Know More
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In Sydney, you don’t have to be an experienced skydiver or a professional to try the adventure sport!
The basic premise of skydiving is simple: you will be strapped into a harness and flown up to a certain altitude after which you will skydive out of an airplane. The freefall approximately lasts about 60 seconds after which the parachute is deployed. You will then have the chance to take in the views while you glide back down to Earth over the next 6-8 minutes. There are two sub-types of outdoor skydiving: tandem skydiving and solo skydiving.
Tandem skydiving is the answer to first time slydivers' stress towards the sport. Unlike solo skydiving where you can control every aspect of your jump, during a tandem skydive, you will be accompanied by a liscenced professional every step of the way.
By opting for a tandem skydive, a professional, licensed skydiver will be attached to you by a harness. He/she will control the jump entirely, allowing you to happily enjoy the view. This is the most preferred option by those who are new to skydiving since it is safe, the required preparation is minimal and most of the work in the air is done by a tandem skydiving instructor. All it takes is 30 minutes of training and instructions regarding body movements to adapt and safety rules to follow.
This is the only skydive in Australia where you have the chance of actually landing on a beach!
Solo skydiving is the preferred option for experts and professionals. Those who have previous experience and/or a skydiving license commonly opt to dive solo. Unlike tandem skydiving, you are completely in control of your dive: from the jump to the parachute deployment and landing. However, it is important to know that even newbies in the sport can go skydiving solo. You will undergo intensive training; about the different equipment functionalities and use, how to exit the aircraft, controlling the freefall and landing, the right way to deploy the parachute and more.
There are several factors that play into your skydive -- most importantly the weather. Depending on the weather and availability of slots your scheduled skydive might move up or down. Book a slot early in the morning, around 08:00 AM, to plan your day accordingly. If the weather is on your side, before you skydive you will be required to sign a few forms and complete a training session.
Upon your arrival at the skydive center, an expert skydiving support team will greet you. The team will take you through the safety procedures and will also readily answer any queries of yours.
With just a short 30-minute training session, you can go tandem skydiving. The main difference between a solo and tandem skydive is that while in the former you skydive alone, in the latter, you will jump with a trained professional skydiver attached to you by a harness. The instructor controls the jump, parachute deployment and landing completely.
After the session, 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 you make the jump, the jumpmaster will handle and re-check the technical aspects, such as going over your harnesses in order to ensure you have a safe jump.
The entire skydiving experience lasts about 5-7 minutes. The immediate part after the jump -- the free-fall -- lasts about 60 seconds. Once the parachute is deployed, you gently soar over Earth for about 5-7 minutes before landing.
Those above the legal age of 18 can go skydiving in Sydney. Those between ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Additionally, all those skydiving in Sydney must carry a valid government ID to the diving center.
Those under 95 kg can go skydiving, while individuals between 95 kg-110 kg need to pay a nominal surcharge amount; those above 110 kgs will be subject to a fitness assessment. Skydiving should be avoided by pregnant women, those with heart conditions, epilepsy, dislocated joints, etc. Please check with the skydive center if you have any queries.
It is recommended that you wear comfortable, athletic clothing for your skydive. Since the harness will be tightly secured, it is best to avoid clothing and accessories that might get stuck or rip. You can wear sneakers and other closed-toe shoes; avoid sandals and heels. The skydive center will provide a jumpsuit for you to put on before your jump. During winter, you will be given essential material to keep warm during the jump.
Avoid eating a heavy, greasy meal before your skydive. You can have a light meal like a sandwich or a smoothie.
It is important that you avoid consumption of alcohol and other narcotics up to eight hours before your jump. Avoid scuba diving up to 24 hours before your skydive.
Your skydiving experience is completely weather-dependent. Prepare to spend about 3-4 hours at the center and ensure to arrive before your scheduled slot to complete the necessary paperwork and training. There is a chance that your dive can be rescheduled or canceled if there’s rain, poor visibility, fog, heavy wind. In such a scenario, the center will reschedule your skydive or generate a refund.
Through the year, Sydney enjoys a sunny, pleasant climate. September to February, the city witnesses warm sunlight and some humidity. Winter season falls between June to August with average temperatures between 8-17 degrees Celsius. Autumn falls 14-22 degrees Celsius (58-72 degrees Fahrenheit).
You can go skydiving in Sydney all through the year; just make sure to check the weather forecast for rainfall. Your skydive facility will inform you in the occasion of any change in schedule. It is recommended to skydive during the early hours of the day, when there’s a better chance of clear skies. In this way, you also get sharp, high-quality photos and videos.
1. If you can’t decide what to wear, keep it simple. Some track pants and a t-shirt with comfortable sneakers is ideal. Avoid wearing clothing that can get stuck or hangs loose.
2. Ensure to eat a healthy, yet light meal before your skydive
3. Book your Sydney skydive at least two weeks in advance
4. If you feel the anxiety kicking in before the jump, take slow, deep breaths in regular intervals to help calm your nerves
5. Don’t miss out on the photos/videos package! You definitely want these memories captured on camera
6. Women can request a female tandem skydiving instructor if they wish
7. Since skydiving is a weather-dependent sport, schedule your skydive at the beginning of your trip to Sydney. In case it gets rescheduled, you always have the option of going again before you leave the city.
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Get ready for a special time as the Wollongong Skydive expereince is the only one in Sydney that takes place on the coast, directly over North Wollongong beach.
The Newcastle skydive center is situated a couple hours drive north of Sydney in Newcastle. The Newcastle Skydive experience is also a stunning beach skydive experience and offers some of the most gorgeous skydiving views in the world.
You can go skydiving at 2 locations in Sydney: Wollongong and Newcastle
Yes, you can now go skydiving in Sydney. All locations are currently accepting visitors.
Yes. You can book skydive Sydney tickets online now. Since the facility accepts only a limited number of divers a day, it's best to book your tickets online in advance so as to avoid missing out on your preferred date and time.
Guests can book skydive Newcastle and skydive Wollongong tickets depending on their preference.
Both skydive Wollongong and Newcastle tickets cost AUD$ 379.
You can book Sydney skydiving tickets up to 6 months in advance. During peak season, it is recommended that a booking is done two weeks in advance.
You can cancel your ticket up to 48 hours in advance and get a full refund.
If your booking needs to be canceled on the skydiving facilities’ end, you will be assigned a fresh date and time slot based on your preference.
Yes. Both skydive Newcastle and skydive Wollongong include tandem skydiving as part of the package. You'll be in the hands of licensed, professional instructors who will manage every aspect of the jump.
Including the instructions and unforeseen delays, the entire activity from when you reach the facility to landing back at base, may take up to 5 hours.
Any individual above the age of 18 can go skydiving in Sydney. Those between 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or local guardian.
Any individual under 95 kg weight can go skydiving in Sydney. Those weighing between 95-110 kg will need to pay an additional fee on their ticket to try skydiving, while those above 110 kg will have to go through a fitness assessment.
You'll be provided with all the necessary gear and equipment to go skydiving in Sydney. From your end, please wear comfortable, athletic clothing; avoid any loose garments, jewelry or other accessories. Also ensure that you wear
Sydney experiences favorable weather throughout the year. The best time to go would be between October to March.
No, photos and videos can be purchased during the booking of the tickets or later online.
Jump masters generally launch their parachute at a height of 4,000 ft.
All parachutes are equipped with an Automatic Activation Device that launches the canopy at a pre-determined height.