Skydiving is not an easy sport.
You know this because everyone has said you’re crazy for even thinking about it – and after watching all those Youtube videos.
Well, we cut the BS and tell you how it really is.
Yes, skydiving can be dangerous, expensive, scary and intimidating.
But we give you information and coaching to help you make the best decisions.
Help you make the right decisions on equipment to make it more affordable.
Build your confidence in the air and on the ground.
And you’ll be introduced to a whole new, crazy family that will welcome you with open arms.
Wait. Step one? Isn’t this the entire point of doing this course…??
Yes. But skydiving is totally reliant on understanding the theory of it first, before you start putting it into practice in the air.
So most Mondays, small groups of students gather to begin their journey. Ground training day. Laying the foundation of knowledge that you’ll need to start jumping. This is essential. There is no skipping. There are no hall passes.
So you made it through ground training and are in the jump plane. You’re feeling good about the briefing you had for your first jump. Then the door opens. This is real, this isn’t a training exercise.
But, two instructors jump with you the first few stages. They’re also there to help you learn how to fly your body, so you build technique and confidence with each jump.
Even if you wanted to, you couldn’t stay in free fall forever.
So, your instructors will tell you when it’s time to deploy your canopy and one of the crew will be in your ear, guiding you down to the landing area. Listen to them – they know what they’re doing. When they say flare, flare.
Accelerated Free-Fall (‘AFF’) is the first 9 jumps/stages of the ‘A’ Licence course and teaches you the essential things you need to know to solo skydive. Read more about it here: Learn AFF Stages.
An Australian ‘A’ Licence generally allows you to jump solo anywhere in the world. The ‘A’ Licence Course is 15 jumps, usually over 10 days.
The ‘B’ Licence course allows you to jump with up to ten people and is 50 jumps in one month. The B-Rels are the first 8 stages of your ‘B’ Licence. You can complete these as a 5-day B-Rel camp or as part of your ‘B’ Licence course.
Read more: Licences Explained
We hold courses most weeks of the year and they always start on Mondays. Every week. No exception. So you’ll need to arrive on Sunday night for an early start Monday morning – there’s no sleeping in this week.
No. You cannot break up your learn to skydive course. Because the learning and jumping are quite intense, you will lose theory and technique if you leave your course early. It is best to complete your AFF course within the same week.
You can come back to finish off your ‘A’ Licence. Many also start their B-Rels that same week, depending on how quickly they progress through their AFF (it is not necessary to complete your ‘A’ Licence before beginning your B-Rels).
Weather is one of the biggest factors in skydiving. We’re pretty lucky in Moruya, but sometimes we can’t jump for a few days.
In this case, we allow extra time so students can complete their course. Don’t worry, we have seminars, extra training, pubs and heaps of other stuff to do on weather days.
You may be totally pumped, running on adrenaline, wanting to do 10 jumps a day – but you’ll soon find out learning to skydive can be as mentally draining as it is physical.
So on average, students will jump about 3 skydives in a day. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Everyone is different, so we allow extra time to recharge and reset.
A lot of people get frustrated when they have to repeat a stage – but it’s just a part of learning to skydive and it’s really common.
Sometimes there are things you haven’t quite perfected, but it’s important that you do, in order to keep jumping safely.
A repeat stage is $240 for stages 1-3 and $190 for 4-9. That includes your skydive and your instructors – or you can use 1 x fun jumps towards a repeat jump and just pay the $100 difference.
Ok, ok. We know some of you are learning to skydive just to wingsuit. But slow down.
In Australia you need to have a ‘D’ Licence, which is equivalent to 200 skydives, before you can even start wingsuit training. Yes, 200 jumps – then you have wingsuit training to get through. It is not as easy as it looks. Read more here: Ready to Wingsuit?
Yes. Personal accident insurance is available and costs between $8 – $30. Find out more at the APF: Personal Accident Insurance
For your own safety, all students are required to be fluent in the English language or have proof of an understanding of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.) We will arrange a call with you after we receive your application to discuss your situation.
All AFF course bookings require an AU$550 deposit per person, paid at the time of booking, to secure the course date. The deposit is non-refundable.
We understand life happens – but business must also go on. So, if you would like to reschedule to another course date, a minimum of 21 days notice is required, otherwise your deposit will be forfeited.
You may reschedule your booking (as long as you give us at least 21 days notice) once to another course date, within 12 months of your initial booking.
More than one date transfer will incur a $50 processing fee, per change.
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