Frequent questions skydiving in the Sunshine Coast
Skydiving for the first time?
We are here to help you
Skydiving can be intimidating, especially if it is your first time. Is skydiving dangerous? What if the parachute doesn’t open? Will I feel sick?… We get these types of questions all the time.
If you are skydiving for the first time below are answers to the most common questions. If you have any other concerns don’t hesitate to contact us. The safety of our customers is our top priority.
Sunshine Coast Skydives
What's the minimum age to skydive?
By law 16 years old is the minimum age to skydive in Australia. All minors need their parent or guardian’s written permission to skydive. There is no maximum age, but we reserve the right to refuse a tandem skydive based on an assessment of age, weight and general health condition. Contact us to discuss your particular situation if unsure.
What's the maximum weight to skydive?
For safety reasons, the maximum weight to skydive in Australia is 115 kg. Customers weighing 95kg and over will be assessed for suitability by their instructor.
- 95 – 99kg: +$25
- 100 – 109kg: +$50
- 110 – 115kg: +$100
What should I wear skydiving?
- Dress for the weather on the day, it can be a little cooler at 14,000 feet.
- The best option is comfortable causal clothes
- Secure footwear is a must, no flip-flops or thongs allowed. Enclosed shoes such as runners are required.
Are there any physical requirements to skydive?
Any healthy person over 16 years of age can do a tandem skydive, even seniors over 70 and 80 years old. For safety reasons, we reserve the right to refuse a tandem skydive based on an assessment of age, weight and health.
Is skydiving dangerous?
There are risks involved in skydiving, but the sport has become much safer over the last few decades, thanks to the advancements in technology, regulation, and training. All our skydiving rigs are equipped with an automatic activation device (AAD). In the unlikely event that an instructor is unable to manually deploy the parachute, the AAD will trigger the reserve parachute automatically based on height and speed. Most skydiving accidents involve experienced skydivers making poor choices or performing risky manoeuvres close to the ground.
Is it hard to breathe skydiving?
You can breathe while skydiving, and we recommend that you do! The freefall takes between 45 and 60 seconds. If you feel like you can’t breathe, stop holding your breath and look at the horizon.
How long does a skydive last?
It usually takes around 15 or 20 minutes to fly to altitude. Then around 50-60 seconds in freefall. Followed by 5-7 minutes under parachute.
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How much does it cost to skydive on the Sunshine Coast?
Can I cancel or change a skydiving booking?
Bookings can be canceled up to 48 hours before your skydive without extra fees. You can also make changes to the date and time, up to 24 hours before your skydive.
If we cannot jump due to bad weather or any other circumstances you can change the date of your skydive at no extra cost.
Can I change the date or time of my skydiving booking?
How can I gift a skydive on the Sunshine Coast?
Can I take my gopro skydiving?
Only licensed skydivers with more than 100 jumps are allowed to use a camera while skydiving. This is a safety regulation by the Australian Parachute Federation. When you go skydiving on the Sunshine Coast or any other of our locations you can purchase photos and video extras with our skydiving packages. Your tandem master will wear a wrist-mounted camera, or you can choose the ultimate video package and have an outside camera in freefall as well.
How many people fit in a skydiving plane?
It depends on the aircraft in operation, total weight and how many customers request an outside camera. If you want to jump with your group in the same flight we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please let our staff now when you do your check-in.
Do you have skydiving photo and video packages on the Sunshine Coast?
Can I go skydiving on the Sunshine Coast and land on the beach?
Yes. All our skydives on the Sunshine Coast include beach landing at no extra cost.
Can I bring friends and family skydiving on the Sunshine Coast?
Of course! We want you to have a very special day. Bring your family and friends to our dropzone on the Sunshine Coast. They can stay on the ground and see you board the plane and land under a parachute just a few meters away from the action!
Check our Skydiving Sunshine Coast FAQs above and if you have any other questions contact us. We are here to help you, before, during, and after your skydive. You can find more information about the different options and prices to Skydive in the Sunshine Coast on our skydiving prices page. Sunshine Coast Skydivers is part of 1300SKYDIVE, the most experienced skydiving company in Australia, we have been jumping out of planes for over 50 years, and know a thing or two about falling out of the sky!
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