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Thinking of skydiving? All the things you need to know

Answers to the key questions you may be asking about skydiving. Photo: Skydive Australia
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So you’ve been thinking about skydiving for the first time, or you’re keen to buy a family member or friend an incredible gift (the best one they’ll EVER receive), you’re bound to have some questions!

Here are some of the most common questions asked prior to skydiving…

I have my own GoPro, can I bring it on my jump?

No, sorry due to safety reasons you cannot take your own camera.

APF regulations require a ‘C’ License not to carry a camera during any skydiving activity. No exceptions will be made to this regulation!

Filming in such extreme conditions takes many hours of training and a lot of skill; Skydive Australia’s instructors are masters of the art of capturing money shots while falling at up to 200km/h, leaving you to enjoy the action and take it all in!

Can we both be filmed at the same time?

Unfortunately it is impossible to film more than one person in freefall!

However, Skydive Australia is more than happy to film two people on the ground, and we highly recommend each person has their own video to relive that feeling of freefall over and over!

Can I wear prescription glasses or contacts during my skydive?

YES! Skydive Australia provide you with goggles that will fit over your glasses/contacts, leaving you to take in those EPIC views!

However please let your instructor know if you are wearing contact lenses.

Can I scuba dive before I skydive?

You should leave at least 24 hours between scuba diving and skydiving to prevent decompression sickness.

How long will my skydive take?

Skydiving can be a FULL day activity, therefore it is recommended you make no other plans for that day.

Skydive Australia always endeavours to complete skydives within 3-4 hours, however please allow for delays beyond our control, such as weather and air traffic control.

Is there a weight limit?

Instructors can take individuals up to 115kg, this will be subject to assessment and Safety Officer approval.

If 95kg or over, surcharges will apply.


These are just a few of the most popular questions. Got more? Head to Skydive Australia now!