A thrilling skydiving experience over Newcastle Beach, Sydney!
Free Falling over Wollongong on a thrilling Tandem Skydiving experience!
There are endless reasons as to why Sydney is considered one of the greatest cities in the world; it boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, culture-filled experiences, a roster of adventure sports and more.
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!
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 your question: how do I jump out of a plane by myself?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Know more about Skydiving in Sydney.
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.