Learn to skydive solo (AFF)

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$3200

Complete our Accelerated Freefall Course with the most advanced training techniques to achieve your skydiving licences the quickest and safest.

  • • 1 x Training tandem to teach you how to land your own parachute safely and accurately faster
  • • 9 x solo skydives with instructor (10 in total including the training tandem)
  • • Pre course online training (exclusive access to our online training module to learn important skydiving terms and processes)
  • • All equipment including parachute system, helmet, altimeter, googles and jumpsuit
  • • Australian Parachute Federation membership
  • • All jumps filmed for training and showing off!
  • • Skydivers Logbook
  • • Free Accommodation for 5 nights (with the option to pay to upgrade to a private room)
8,000 Feet Tandem Skydive

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Learn To Skydive Journey!

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Learn to Skydive March to October!

Skydive Jurien Bay has a beach-side location, an immaculate safety record, the most highly qualified instructors, personalised tuition, accommodation included, amazing coastal views, modern equipment, and an awesome family vibe! There really is no better place to learn to skydive in Perth, WA. In fact, a lot of our staff learnt to skydive with us and we’ve also had some students going on to represent Australia at world skydiving championships or get a start in the industry to achieve their dream job in skydiving. It improves your confidence in all aspects of life, and you are guaranteed to find new a new family of friends. Travel the world, or just add some excitement and fulfilment to to day-to-day reality. It really will change your life!

Learning to skydive starts with an online training course which you can complete at your own pace at home.  You then come to Jurien Bay for your ground school, which will be easy after you’ve already been introduced to the info in the online course! Next step is to do Stage One, which is a training tandem. The focus on this jump is learning to pilot your parachute safely and accurately. It will be different to a normal tandem if you have done one before, in that you will get a one-on-one lesson with your instructor on your landing pattern, flaring the parachute, finding the stall point of your parachute, and different types of turns. You will have help from your instructor to recognise the landing area (not always as easy as it sounds, but easy after your instructor has taught you to recognise it), locate all ground hazards (to help you avoid them), and locate wind indicators and aids on the ground to ensure you land gently in the area you have planned. Most importantly this jump will help you learn to “flare” your parachute for soft landings from then on. On your tandem you will also initiate the exit, do height awareness exercises, plus deploy and check your parachute. Learning to land accurately is an important aspect of skydiving and there are accuracy requirements to obtain your first skydiving licence. This tandem lesson helps you to get your licence signed faster and be a safer skydiver in the process.

Next stage is your first jump wearing your own parachute but you will have two instructors looking after you in freefall, and also helping you via a radio in your helmet while you are flying your parachute. There are then an extra 8 stages when the fun really kicks off and you will learn 360 degree turns, forward movement, backflips and tracking. We concentrate heavily on emergency procedures so you are always confident of any eventuality. Controlling your body in flight in the real environment of freefall is the best feeling there is. It will change your life!

So! Learning to skydive solo will be one of the most amazing adventures of your life. It’s a fantastic physical and mental challenge that will leave you with a huge sense of accomplishment. It’s a popular activity amongst men and women, and the friends you meet during your skydiving journey will become like family. Due to high winds during summer the learn to skydive courses run only between March and October each year.

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“Thanks a lot for the most fantastic time at Skydive Jurien Bay. Learning solo skydiving is just great and you have the best instructors a student could wish for. Besides being on top of knowledge, they know how to encourage and guide scared beginners like me. And they are fun”. Kannler Horst – 2017

 

 

2024 Ground School Start Dates at Jurien Bay

March; 05, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25

April; 02, 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

May; 02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30,

June; 04, 06, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

July; 01, 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

Aug; – 01, 05, 08, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Sept; 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 24, 26, 30

Oct;  03, 07, 10, 14

Cost

All costs are inclusive of your jump tickets, all training, gear hire, video of jump when with an instructor (this assists your learning significantly), accommodation,  exams, your Australian Parachute Federation membership plus your very own skydivers log book. A non-refundable deposit of $700 is required to confirm the start date of your AFF Camp, grant you access to the Online Learning Course. Additional fees will apply if a student needs to repeat a stage in their course because they cannot safely progress to the next level.

How to book

Contact us via the form on this page or call (08) 9652 1320 to speak to us about learning to skydive. You probably have a lot of questions so feel free to get in contact.

Online Learning Course

There is a $700 non-refundable deposit for your course, then you will be given access to our Online Learning Course.  You will be expected to have completed this course before you arrive at the drop zone, as it will drastically cut down the time we need to spend training on the ground, and get you skydiving much quicker.

Physical Requirements

You must be reasonably fit to learn to skydive. Skydiving is a sport! You will need to be able to wear about 15kgs of equipment, run out landings, absorb the shock of deceleration as your parachute opens, and have some strength in your arms to steer and land your parachute. If you have a reasonable degree of fitness you should be fine, but if you have breathing difficulties, obesity, or shoulder problems, particularly ones caused by recent or frequent dislocations, this may prevent you learning to skydive. If you have low levels of flexibility, we recommend to do some stretches in the time before you arrive. Bouncy, blow up ‘fitballs’ are perfect to lean back over on to stretch your back to improve your arch. Please phone us if you have any questions about your fitness to learn to jump. Please note the maximum weight to learn to skydive is 100kg.

Accommodation

We have a skydivers shack next to our offices available for you to stay in. You will need to bring a sleeping bag or linen and blankets. There you will meet and socialise with other skydivers. This is provide free of charge for 5 nights of your course.

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