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.
Watch a video about Pete’s story, his love for skydiving and flying aircraft.
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 teenage 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!
Ben is one of our experienced packers responsible for all our tandem customers parachute opening nice and soft every time. You’ll hear Ben before you see him LESSSSSGOOOOOO. Ben endeavors to get every camera angel of the skydives he is on!
Ash leads our Ground Crew with a tight ship. He has a knack for spotting and pointing out the plane to our customers. When Ash isn’t on the ground he’s in the air coaching our next generation of skydivers. 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!
Mattia is our fun loving Italian! Always smiling and ready to jump at the chance to get on a load and go skydiving! He is currently Jurien Bay’s number one Carbonara chef. You’ll see Mattia running everywhere as walking is boring
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.
Paulie is Ben’s better half and learnt to skydive with us shortly after she started Ground Crewing for us. On Paulie’s days off you’ll find her either in the wind tunnel or dancing up a storm. Paulie is a weapon table tennis player and winning runs through her veins!
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.
Shannon’s smiley face is one of the first you’ll see when you get Skydive Jbay, she has recently joined us from a two year vacay in Canada! Shannon is lil pocket rocket and cant sit still for more than 5 minutes. If Shannon isn’t busy organizing all of the skydivers you’ll find her either longboarding, doing a workout, or roller-skating along side Shelby in the car park
Heath brought a plot of land in Scotland and changed his name to Lord Heath. Lord Heath is unofficially our tallest instructor. You’ll find Lord Heath making all of the weather and safety calls at Jbay. If he isn’t assessing the weather you’ll hear him making zoom noises with his extremely small canopy.
Make sure to thank your pilot when you get in the plane! Teegan is one of our pilots responsible for delivering the fun and flying you all to altitude. She also controls the traffic lights at the back of the plane, GREEN MEANS GO! Teegan is a fierce netball and basketball player too
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!
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.
Australian Parachute Federation, Australian Pinnacle Tours, Adams, YHA Perth City, Off World Productions, Day and Night Charters, Turquoise Safaris, Terminal Sports
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.