Skydive Airlie Beach

4.9 (32 Reviews)

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8,000ft Tandem Skydive
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Chase the thrill, face your fears and get the best views of the Whitsunday Islands with a daring skydive experience! Soar over the turquoise waters, rolling islands and Great Barrier Reef in Airlie Beach; one of the most spectacular places to tick skydiving off your bucket list. Your professional tandem buddy will jump with you, snapping incredible photos on your journey down.

This 15,000 ft dive is a seriously unforgettable once-on-a-lifetime experience, so soak it all up with 60 seconds of freefall and 5 to 7 minutes of gliding in the clouds! With the 8,000 ft skydive, you will freefall for about 5 seconds, with the same 5 to 7 minutes of panoramic skydiving under the canopy. The adrenaline and the panoramic island vistas will have you flying freer than a bird in the heart of the exquisite Whitsundays! 3, 2, 1... it's time to take the leap!

  • Freefall from 15000 ft or 8000 ft with Australia's leading skydiving professionals.
  • Face your fears and fly over the gorgeous, bright blue Whitsunday waters and islands.
  • Embark on a unique, adrenaline-pumping experience with your mates, partner or solo!
  • Recieve an official certificate to celebrate your unique skydiving achievement.
  • Groups of 4 - 7 people receive $20 off per person and groups of 8 - 14 people receive $40 off per person.

Your Sample Itinerary

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Get briefed and ready for the jump!

Your team of professional skydivers will brief you on everything you need to know before you head up into the clouds! Your safety briefing will happen in the morning before your dive. Get comfortable with the gear, safety and procedure, and meet the professional skydiver who will be making the jump with you... this is the time for any and all of your questions.

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Soar up into the clouds

After your safety briefing, hop onto the state-of-the-art aircraft and get higher! If the butterflies haven't kicked in yet, they will now, as you get ready for one of the best thrills of your life! Don't forget to peek out of the windows at the breathtaking views of the Whitsunday Islands; a world-class vista!

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Make. The. Jump!

The time has finally come to take the plunge! Let the sky take you as the adrenaline of jumping out of a plane sets in! Laugh, cry, scream, or be speechless - whatever your reaction it will amazing! You have 60 seconds of enthralling freefall (5 seconds of freefall with the 8,000ft jump), before the parachute releases. Find your *figurative* feet and gaze out at rolling green islands, swirling sapphire waters and colour coral reefs with a bird's eye view of a natural world wonder! Over 5 - 7 minutes of cruising floating down, you get THE best views in Airlie. This is living!

What's Included?

  • Complimentary skydive certificate
  • $35 Admin & APF Levy (Australia Parachute Federation Membership)
  • Daily local transfers from select accommodation

What's Extra?

Photo and video packages are available for purchase on the day of your dive

  • Handicam Photos $129
  • Handicam Photos & Video $179

Weight Restrictions and Surcharges

  • 94kg – 104kgs = $50.00 AUD
  • 105kg – 114kgs = $75.00 AUD*
  • 115kgs and over = $100.00 AUD*

*Please get in touch to see if you are able to meet the safety requirements for this experience.

Important Information

  • All persons must be able to present their full ticket upon arrival at the Skydive Australia office. This can be on your phone or a paper copy. Failure to present your ticket may result in a forfeit of your Skydive ticket (non-refundable).
  • As per the Australian Parachute Federation, the minimum age for tandem skydiving is 16 yrs.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you are required to complete the Indemnity Form. Please contact Skydive Australia on 1300 663 634 for details.
  • All persons are subject to a Tandem Master assessment. You MUST weigh less than 110kg in Airlie Beach. Any client weighing 94kg or more must notify us at the time of booking, weight surcharges may apply which can be paid on-site.

Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms, conditions and cancellation policies before booking this experience.


Should I do the 8,000ft or the 15,000ft jump?

We recommend the 15000ft skydive to make the absolute most out of your experience. With the 15000ft skydive, you get the thrill of freefall at over 200km/hr for up to 60 seconds, with the 8000ft skydive you will freefall for approximately 5 seconds.

With the 15000ft, you also enjoy a longer scenic flight over the Whitsundays, viewing more of the stunning islands and ocean surrounds. If you are a first-time jumper, feeling a little hesitant, or on a tighter budget and would like to opt for the 8000ft option, it is still an incredible experience. However, if it's a fear thing, keep in mind that whether you are 8000ft or 15000ft above the ground, the feeling of jumping out of a plane is still essentially the same, it's just the freefall time that varies between the two heights.

With both Skydive options, once the parachute is released you will enjoy floating under the canopy for 5-7 minutes soaking up the spectacular views from above. If you are not sure which height is best for you, ask our friendly sales team in the chat window.

What are the weight restrictions and surcharges?

You MUST weigh less than 110kg in Airlie Beach. Any client weighing 94kg or more must be assessed by our Tandem Master on site to determine safety.

Weight surcharges are as follows:

94kg – 104kgs = $50.00 AUD

105kg – 114kgs = $75.00 AUD*

115kgs and over = $100.00 AUD**

These prices are subject to change at any time.

Will I jump with another person?

Yes, you will be tandem skydiving, meaning a qualified, expert skydive master will be making the jump with you, guiding your jump and opening the chute for you!

How do I purchase video & photo packages?

Photo and video packages are available for purchase on the day of your dive (prices subject to change)

  • Handicam Photos $129
  • Handicam Photos & Video $179

When is the best time of day to skydive?

We suggest jumping first thing in the morning when the weather and visibility is often at its best! Be sure to allow yourself 1.5 to 2 hours from start to finish.


Do I need any qualifications to jump?

Once you arrive at the airport, you'll be asked to complete the necessary paperwork and be issued with a compulsory student permit to jump. However, this experience is perfect for first-time skydivers, and so long as you pass the tandem master's health and weight assessment, you're good to go!

Is this activity suitable for people with disabilities, neck or back problems, or who are pregnant?

Our team and the qualified tandem experts can consider whether this experience is suitable for you on a case-by-case basis. Simply get in touch with our friendly team via live chat, email or phone.

Can I do the jump if I am under 18?

This experience is suitable for those aged 16+. If you are under the age of 18, you are required to complete the Indemnity Form. Please contact Skydive Australia on 1300 663 634 for details.

Customer Reviews

Tabatha Beun

Jan, 18 2024

My trip in the solway was incredible! The crew was so fun and kind, happy to help you with anything and making sure you have the best time on the boat! I’m very grateful for all their efforts! The boat is beautiful and I feel lucky I got to sail on it! Again, thank you for everything!

Chloe Swarbrigg

Nov, 25 2023

Brilliant day out. Professionally ran from start to finish. Just enough time in each location. Delicious food and clean comfortable boat.

Chloe Swarbrigg

Nov, 25 2023

The best thing I have ever done. All of the guides were so kind, professional and so much fun. They explained everything so carefully as we went along and alleviated any nerves we had. They kept the energy high and made it as amazing as possible.

Grace Oliver

Jun, 15 2023

Third time jumping with Skydive Airlie Beach! Amazing experience and unbeatable views. Gets better every time!

Monika Baltutyte

May, 26 2023

Unforgettable experience! Amazing views of the Whitsundays, and the staff were incredible

Simon Wespi

May, 04 2023

It was brilliant

Nikki kitchen

Apr, 04 2023

Awesome experience,the skydivers where great with settling nerves and made us feel at ease.


Nov, 11 2022

Once in a lifetime, so so much fun. One of the guests was a little scared but the staff were so kind and helpful


Oct, 22 2022

Awsome experience! 10/10 recommend, do it


Oct, 22 2022

Once in a lifetime experience!! Was very professional and friendly crew and the photos and videos were great so happy to have them and so glad i did it!!


Oct, 20 2022

My sky dive was cancelled due to the weather, but I was given my money back without any problems, friendly efficient service


Sep, 25 2022

First time skydiving and it was euphoric! bit nervous beforehand but the staff were so funny and chill it made us forget we were jumping out of a plane for the whole commute up. Diving over the islands was amazing too


Sep, 15 2022

It was absolutely insane, I have sky dived in France before but it was nothing compared to the view of the Whitsundays. Was a highlight of my trip for sure.

Anne Sillmann

Aug, 30 2022

What an incredible experience! highly recommend. Would 100% do it again.

Rosie Dimery

Aug, 29 2022

Such an awesome experience! thoroughly enjoyed it and love how close the airport is to Airlie Beach

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