Tandem skydive from over the spectacular, one-of-a-kind Great Ocean Road! Feel the rush of jumping out of a plane and reaching speeds of up to 220km/h!
You experience will begin with an introduction to your tandem sky diving instructor. They will give you a short briefing of what to expect including when your parachute is deployed and how to land properly. Then its time to gear up in preparation for your jump! You will be given a jumpsuit and your instructor will fit you into a harness.
You will have amazing coastal views of the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach, Port Phillip Bay and Melbournes CBD on your 20 minute plane flight to your jump altitude.
Once we reach height of 10,000ft, it will be time to prepare you for the jump. The door opens and as you leave the plane, you and your tandem master will accelerate through the air reaching terminal velocity - 220km/h. Freefall feels like riding a cushion of air, it is the closest possible feeling to flying-there is nothing on earth like it!
In freefall, your will be able to take in stunning views as far as the eye can see. After about 35-40 seconds of freefall your instructor will deploy the parachute.
The parachute ride is very different to your freefall, extremely peaceful as you sail around the sky, gliding. The landing is easy, just lift your legs. It is an easy landing for anyone with a basic fitness level. All you have to do is lift your legs and your highly experienced and skilled tandem master will do the rest!
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Q: Are there any age, height or weight restrictions? A: You will need to be at least 14 years of age before making your first skydive. If you have written parental consent, however, you could do your first jump at the age of 16. The maximum permissible weight for any person doing a first jump course is 100kg.
Q: How do you breathe in freefall? A: Much the same as you breathe anywhere else. Once you start skydiving you learn to control your breathing in freefall. Don't believe the stories about skydivers absorbing oxygen through the skin, that's just another silly myth.
Q: How hard is the landing? A: Our instructors have made 1000's of landings and will try and make your landing very smooth. If there is no wind the landings are little bit faster and we will slide on our bottoms, this method of landing has been done for 100,000's of landings and is very safe.
Q: I wear glasses. Will it be a problem if I do the tandem jump still wearing glasses? A: No problem. A large, over-the-glasses goggle is available for freefall jumps.
Q: What about fear and apprehension? A: Fear & apprehension get worse & worse until you are out of the plane and skydiving, then most of it goes away. When you come back for repeat skydives, you will find that repeat jumps made on the same day will be more enjoyable since you will get a lot of this out of the way on the first jump of the day. Don't forget our instructors are very highly qualified and would love to help you with any of your needs; there is no such thing as stupid questions so please speak to us.