Skydiving Cairns - QLD
Best Thrill for your Money!
Here is the ultimate opportunity to experience the freedom and exhilaration of the fastest human powered sport on earth...skydiving! Experience a spectacular flight with views of the Great Barrier Reef and rainforest and beyond as you freefall through the skies of Queensland.
The great advantage of a tandem skydive is that you don’t need any experience, only 20 minutes of instructions and training and you are on your way. You'll be attached to your instructor and a few moments later you will exit the aircraft at 14,000 ft and will freefall to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph. This is one of the most extreme adrenalin sensations you'll ever experience - imagine free falling from 14,000 ft (4000 m), for up to 60 seconds with your professional Tandem Master.
Then your instructor will pull the parachute cord and together you fly under canopy and you can enjoy spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest for approximately 4-5 minutes, descending slowly, making gentle turns through the sky. You can also assist in steering the parachute during the ride down and then you safely land on the jump-zone.
An amazing Experience!
Gifting this experience.
This Experience is perfect as a gift to a loved one, friend or colleague.
Top 3 facts on Gift Vouchers:
- Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase
- You don’t have to pick a date straight away you can leave it open dated so the recipient can choose their own date.
- Gift Vouchers can be delivered via an instant email voucher (free) or a beautifully presented Gift Box (additional $15 incl express post)
You don't need a Doctor's certificate to Skydive, but you need to be in reasonable health. You'll need to have good use of your arms or legs. In order to ensure a fun safe experience we do reserve the right to refuse a skydive based on Age, Weight and Health. If you have any particular needs of questions please feel free to email or give us a call.
Size and weight limitations:
Because of the large aircraft we use there are very few limitations. We will take up to 115kg for a Tandem and up to 110kg for Accelerated Freefall. Please note that over 95kg conditions do apply, over 105kg we may need to wait for the correct weather/wind conditions. If you have any questions or needs please feel free to email or give us a call.
*over 95kg an additional charge of $50 applies
Package also includes free pick up and return at your accommodation.
Jump from 14000ft.
Your skydive photo on canvas!
After taking your skydive and purchasing your photo package why not visit our art site - www.freemanx.com.au/art to have your chosen photo printed onto canvas for the best price in Australia! The best way to display your experience for all to see.
$25.00 levy fee payable on the day
DurationPlease allow half a day for your experience.
Loose, comfortable clothing is best. Tight clothing such as jeans can be uncomfortable when the harness is tightened. Less bulky clothing is best. Shoes should be of the 'runner' or 'sand shoe' variety, preferably without a heel. Definitely no bulky boots with hooks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can one camera person film my skydive, and a friend's skydive at the same time?
A. We can include your friends in the ground footage, and the interview taken in the aircraft. When you exit the aircraft you will be leaving about 30 seconds apart from one another and although our camera flyers are good, they can’t cover that much sky and produce a video that meets our high standards.
Q.Can my friends and I all go up in the same plane?
A. That all depends on how many friends you have doing their skydive, and which aircraft we are using on the day of your booking. Our big plane can take 10 tandems with dedicated video and photos or five tandems with handy cam or no video. If you have a larger group that's not a problem.
Q.Is skydiving safe?
A. Safety always comes first, fun comes in a close second. Our instructors are APF accredited and highly experienced, our equipment is maintained to higher than recommended standards and all our crew abide by our stringent safety pro-forma.Skydiving is an extreme sport, and like any extreme sport there is a certain amount of risk involved. All incidents, as small as they may seem are reported to the Australian Parachute Federation. Last years statistics stated that 1 in 10,000 skydives resulted in accident or injury. Compared with the statistics for registered cars in reported accidents in NSW being 9.8% the most dangerous part of your day is going to be driving to the landing zone!
Q. Is it normal to nervous?
A. Yes, it is absolutely normal to feel nervous. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is not something that normal people do every day. You are about to freefall towards Earth at speeds in excess of 220 kph from over 4.5 kilometers up, if your adrenaline isn’t pumping, then I think we had better check for a pulse! You will arrive nervous and maybe even a little scared, but by the time you leave you will be feeling ten foot tall and bullet proof!
Q. What happens if I am afraid of heights?
A. Believe it or not, a good percentage of skydivers and pilots are afraid of heights. From 14,000 ft up you will not experience vertigo like you would climbing a ladder or standing on top of a building.
Q. How fast will I be going in freefall?
A. The terminal velocity (maximum fall rate) of a single person in freefall in approximately 120 mph or 230 kph. A tandem will fall faster than this but is slowed down to regular terminal velocity by the release of a small stabilising parachute called a drogue.
Q. Does it hurt when the parachute opens?
A. You will feel a slight jolt as the canopy opens, but as long you put all your important parts out of the way when your tandem instructor is gearing up you will be fine.
Q. How hard is the landing?
A. As a tandem student you will be instructed to lift your legs up in front of you so your tandem instructor can touch the ground first. If you don’t land on your feet, you will glide in on your bottom and the landing impact is just like stepping off of a chair or a step.
Q. How long will I be under the parachute?
A. It does not matter what altitude you decide to skydive from, all of the tandem skydives have the same canopy ride. Your tandem instructor will deploy your parachute at approximately 5,500 feet. This will give you about 5 minutes to soak up the spectacular views as you fly around under canopy.
Q. Can I talk in freefall?
A. You can speak in freefall, but nobody will hear you. The sound you will hear in freefall is a white noise, imagine sticking your head out the window of a car travelling at 230 kph.
Q. What does freefall feel like?
A. It is the closest a human can get to flying and no words could do it justice! When you enter freefall you are accelerated by gravity so you will not experience the stomach lurches associated with roller coasters. Freefall is something that has to be experienced to be believed, it is definitely the fifth element.
Q. What happens if I get motion sickness?
A. It is very rare that anyone is sick in freefall. If you are prone to motion sickness eat a light breakfast or lunch at least an hour before your booking time. If you do start to feel queasy under canopy, let your tandem instructor know, they have sick bags at the ready for those rare occasions!