A family owned and operated adventure tourism company, Skydive Jurien Bay has offered premium tandem skydive experiences since 2009.
With a fleet of aircraft including a Cessna Caravan and Cessna 206, we welcome over 5000 people each year to tandem skydive above the incredible, unspoilt natural wonder in Jurien Bay, the Turquoise Coast.
Owners Pete Lonnon and Christine Sparrow have been involved in the Australian skydiving industry since 1994, having worked at and owned several dropzones prior to establishing Skydive Jurien Bay. Both Christine and Pete take great pleasure in introducing people to skydiving in a town they are proud to call their home. Read the full “Our Story” here.
Operated by a close knit team of family and some of the world’s most experienced skydive instructors, Skydive Jurien Bay is the perfect choice when it comes to going on the adventure experience of a lifetime, tandem skydiving. We’re in the business of creating awesome experiences, for us it’s about so much more than just the numbers. Read ‘9 reasons to choose Skydive Jurien Bay’.
We jump all-year-round (7 days a week) and our northern coastal location ensures great weather conditions, even during winter. In fact autumn, winter and spring is the nicest time of the year to skydive.
The team at Skydive Jurien Bay all live and breathe skydiving (you’ll see this when you arrive!). We love what we do, still get a rush out of every skydive and love the energy each customer gives before, during and after each tandem skydive Perth.
Pete is the most experienced Chief Instructor in Western Australia. Pete has been skydiving for 30+ years and has operated drop zones in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin and the Pilbara prior to establishing Skydive Jurien Bay. Former Board Member of the Australian Parachute Federation, Pete has been driving development of the skydiving industry in Australia for many years. Pete is a commercial pilot, as well as Chief Instructor, AFF and Tandem Instructor, Instructor Examiner and Licensed Display Organiser. Pete is proud of his immaculate safety record and is a well-known and respected personality in the Australian skydiving community.
Chrissy pays the wages, so everyone has to be nice to her. She’s also a Fly-In Fly-Out AFF instructor, and enjoys jumping with her son, Brett!
Mikey knows everything there is to know about a parachute. Never seen sewing dresses, he loves “Jumping out of a plane!” Ready, setty spaghetti.
Missy is the dropzone dog. She is a friendly Lab who loves people, especially children.
Generally never seen too far from Dan, Baz enjoys barbequing and drinking whisky when he’s not throwing people out of planes or teaching them how to skydive.
Shelby is the next big thing in roller-skating. When she’s not teaching people how to skydive, you’ll find Shelby in the carpark practicing her triple axels. Shelby loves her skydiving especially when combined with her other favorite thing, the beach!!
Lindsey has been with us for nearly 5 years and is originally from the land of the long white cloud. Starting on the packing mat, he has slowly worked his way up the skydiving career ladder and recently attained his Course Trainer and Drop Zone Safety Officer ratings. When he’s not teaching or jumping, Lindsey can be found in the ocean, with a love for spearfishing and kitesurfing!
Shane (yes, yet another Kiwi) started working for us as a packer in early 2023 and quickly obtained a coach rating and solo instructor rating. He is extremely useful around a drop zone because he is also an aircraft engineer! When he’s not working, if he’s not at the beach, you’ll probably find him hanging out at the drop zone fun jumping.
Ash learnt to jump with us, he was such a superstar we gave him a job as head ground crew! After attaining packing and coach ratings, he did his solo instructor course. Then Ash went off travelling and got his tandem instructor rating in Canada. When it’s too windy for skydiving, the swell is generally pumping, so you’ll find Ash at jbay’s local surf break instead (location disclosed 😉 )
Dan is our token Englishman with a hidden talent of speaking Mandarin. When he’s not throwing people out of planes you’ll find him flying his own canopy. Dan has a passion for teaching people how to skydive and being with his students from their First Jump Course to their stage 9, Hop n Pop.
Kiwi AKA Matt makes up 1/3 of our kiwi brothers that work at Skydive Jurien Bay (See Lindsey and Baz for the rest) Kiwi has a knack for turning anything into a set of drums and marches to the sound of his own beat. Kiwi’s zest for his job is infectious along with his cheeky smile!
Floyd is Mon-Fri worker as he enjoys his weekends off, doing perimeter checks of his house. Floyd enjoys going to the landing area as it allows for a lot of zoomies.
Mariano joined us from Argentina in 2023, when we rescued him from farm work nearby. Currently on his way to his skydiving B-licence, he is our newest member of the team and will be working his way up the ranks to attain further skydiving ratings.
Sas visits us from Victoria each Winter. He brings with him a wealth of 4 way FS competition knowledge and nearly 30 years of skydive experience.
Rose completed her solo skydiving course here in Jurien Bay in 2021, and immediately wanted to get into the industry. She started work packing parachutes then went off to see the world with partner Ash, who she met in Jurien Bay. Rose can’t seem to stay in one country for much longer than 6 months!
DJ is our lead pilot and rugby tragic. He has been known to impulsively fly off to World Cup Finals in Paris!
Connor also learnt to skydive in Jurien Bay, like his Dad, then disappeared to learn to fly for a few years. He’s now back into the skydiving, and if he is not flying the plane, chances are he will be jumping out of it.
Terry is our most important worker at the dropzone. She is responsible for ensuring all our equipment is in tip top shape and meets the safety requirements for skydiving. Terry enjoys crafting up wee presents for friends and sharing stories from her earlier skydives!
Hailing from New Mexico, Raven joined us in early 2023 with no experience in skydiving or manifesting skydiving! Thrown in the deep end, she picked them both up super quickly and has become invaluable. “Life-changing” is how she describes working at Skydive Jurien Bay!
Ali comes to our rescue ALL the time! He’s mostly driving out to our alternative landing area near the airport to supervise student’s landings. As a retired psychiatric nurse he is the perfect person to hang around Skydive Jurien Bay and is our most beloved team member.
We fly a Cessna Caravan which takes 16 people and a Cessna 206 which takes 6 people. We are extremely proud of our aircraft which are immaculately maintained and presented.
Skydive Jurien Bay is committed to environmental sustainability. Amongst a variety of eco-friendly initiatives we engage in, we voluntarily offset our aircraft fuel emissions by tree planting through “Carbon Neutral” and our new Cessna Caravan aircraft is saving us 15,000 litres of fuel per year (63 tonnes less carbon). Our reception office water facility is rain water in an effort to reduce consumption of ground water and we use solar panels to power our office which reduces electricity consumption. The marine eco-system in Jurien Bay is spectacular and unique so we encourage all visitors to Jurien Bay to treat it with respect and not to litter.
We are huge supporters of our local community and not for profit organisations. Visit our community page for a list of the organisations we support as well as information for how to request our support for your event or organisation.