Now you can skydive with some of the new friends you have made along the way.

The real fun has only just begun.

If you have already started to learn to skydive somewhere else or you haven't done a skydive in a while, you can still continue to skydive and train with us here at Skydive Auckland. To ensure your safety and to abide by rules and regulations, there are a few requirements:

  • Logbook: you must bring this with you. We are unable to let anyone skydive without a valid logbook. If you have a licence from another country you should also bring this, but you must also have your logbook too.

  • Refresh Course: If you have learned to skydive somewhere else and if you don't hold a valid NZPIA Certificate or if you have not done a skydive in a while, we will require you to complete a refresh course. This must be booked in advance and costs $50 per hour and usually is 1 - 2 hours but may vary. The purpose of this course is to assess your knowledge, experience and ability and ensure it aligns with the rules and regulations of Skydive Auckland and also the New Zealand Parachute Industry Association who is our governing body.
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  • Evaluation Skydive: Depending on our assessment of your ability, knowledge and experience we may require you to complete an evaluation skydive with one of our qualified instructors. The cost of this is $149 (plus equipment hire) and will be completed following a refresh course (weather depending).

Within NZ you are still considered a student until you qualify for the NZPIA A Certificate, this means you can only complete solo skydives and cannot jump in winds exceeding 15 knots.  Your wingloading is also limited.

If you have all the pre-requisites for the A Certificate and you wish to apply, this can be done at the DZ. You will need valid ID, a credit card for payment and this must be booked in advance with one of our Authorised Persons. If you don't qualify for an A Certificate, you can still skydive with us at Skydive Auckland and we can help you continue your training and progression.

It is essential that you contact us prior to your arrival at Skydive Auckland, so we can arrange a time for one of our instructors to be available to assist you. For more information, please contact info@skydiveauckland.com .

Additional Training Courses

Packing Course

Packing Course (Part 1)

2 hours | $69pp

Learning to pack a parachute is a requirement for your NZPIA Certificate with A Endorsement. In Part one, we will teach you about the parachute system, packing process and how to safely pack a parachute giving you the opportunity to practice from start to finish. After completion of this course we encourage you to practice packing.

Packing Course

Packing Course (Part 2)

2 hours | $69pp

Now you can pack, we’re going to test you! Part 2 is all about getting out tangles and being assessed on your packing technique. On the completion of this you can officially pack a student parachute system and you might have the opportunity to jump your own pack!

Packing Course

Canopy Course A Endorsement

1 hour (+ jumps) | $89pp

This is a theoretical course with practical exercises on canopy survival skills, expanding on the basic skills you have learned during your AFF training and subsequent jumps. Flat brake turns, different types of flares and collision avoidance are presented, then you will demonstrate these skills under canopy. This course is a pre-requisite to gaining your NZPIA Certificate with A Endorsement.

Packing Course

Canopy Course B Endorsement

1 hour (+ jumps) | $89pp

After completion of your NZPIA Certificate with A Endorsement, you will have a minimum of 25 jumps and therefore 25 canopy flights. This course is targeted towards expanding your understanding, accuracy and competence at canopy flight while also giving you the opportunity to practice more advanced elements. On this course you will learn more about the characteristics of your canopy, stalls, brake fires and how the adjustment of your harness can improve canopy flight. This course is a pre-requisite to gaining you NZPIA Certificate with B Endorsement.

High Altitude Course

High Altitude Course

1 hour $25 (+ NZPIA fee) | $25pp

If you want to skydive above 13,000ft, you are required to gain an NZPIA High Altitude Endorsement. This course will provide you with the theory and knowledge to pass the NZPIA exam. You will gain knowledge of oxygen levels at higher altitudes, the risk of hypoxia as well as how to avoid and treat hypoxia. This course also includes an introduction to the oxygen system within the SDA aircraft and how to work it. This course is a pre-requisite to gaining your NZPIA Certificate with B Endorsement.

Intro to Freefly

Intro to Freefly

1 hour (+ coaching jump if appropriate) | $25pp

Freeflying is a popular discipline within skydiving, but what many skydivers don’t realise is the risks associated with this discipline. The aim of this course is not to encourage free flying but to give you the knowledge about equipment, exit order, freefall drift and safety so if you want to move into this discipline at a later stage, you’re armed with the knowledge that you need.

Camera safety

Camera Safety

1 hour | $25pp

The NZPIA recommends a B Endorsement plus a minimum of 100 jumps before anyone can jump with a camera. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to all the hazards associated with jumping with a camera, with a strong focus on the distraction it can cause and how to ensure you have processes in place to avoid these. You will also receive advise on mounts and installation, though we always recommend you follow manufacturers instructions.