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The Skydive Zone

Paihia, New Zealand
+64 277678236
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Ranked #22 of 38 activities in Paihia
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Skydive Zone Bay of Islands is located in Kerikeri and offers tandem skydiving for your first jump experience. Instruction begins with a short... more » Owner description: Skydive Zone Bay of Islands is located in Kerikeri and offers tandem skydiving for your first jump experience. Instruction begins with a short briefing, then you and your instructor share a tandem harness, freefalling from nearly 15,000 feet at speeds of 120 mph (200kph) or more. After about a minute or more of freefall, your instructor will open the dual-sized parachute, and together you'll fly back to the ground for a soft landing. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I did a Skydive with these guys a few years a go and had a great time! (sorry about the late review) I made the decision to do it with the Zone because of the quality of the DVD I saw from other people I had bumped into in Australia and New Zealand. The team were very funny but also... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This company has 5* service! We had one skydive cancelled in Queenstown due to the weather, so we really wanted to fit in a skydive in the north island before we came home. But all our days were booked up with other activities. We went to their booking office in Paihia next to the pier (and the guy who works... More

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Aalborg, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I went skydiving with this company in 2010. It was such a good experience. The staff was very funny, which makes you feel relaxed - but don't be afraid - they don't play with your safety. The view was absolutely amazing and breathtaking. I would highly recommend this company I you would like to go skydiving in New Zealand

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I did the 16,500ft skydive back in March 2013, and it was an amazing experience! The crew are all very professional, at the same time as having some good banter and messing with you a bit. You get all the right kit, and you're up in the plane before you know it! They take a go-pro camera with them so... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

So I did the 19,500-ft jump and it was incredible. 85 seconds (or thereabouts) of freefall! Their prices are quite high, so if you're on a budget this place is not for you. What's nice is that they offer several heights: 8k, 12k, 16k and 19.5k-ft jumps. The latter two require oxygen while in the plane because of the sheer... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

It was fantastic experience. as I wanted to skydive since vary long time; for me, d dream came true. office staff was answering all d queries patiently, and diving staff was so full of energy; eradicates all d doubts and fears instantly. loved d experience. one must dive at least once in life. thanks to Andrew, who accommodated me.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The experience of jumping out off a perfectly good airplane is fairly nerve racking to say the least.It was an experience not to be missed and it is one I would do again,but possibly not with these guys. There was little pre jump instruction, and this was after waiting 2 1/2 hours after my appointed time of arrival.In the reply... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I will highly recommend SkyDive Zone to first time jumpers. The staff here are great and don't just make you feel like 'just another jumper'. They treat you with great enthusiasm and safety is a high priority to them. My instructor, Andy, took great videos and pictures and interacted alot and never once seemed bored that he has to take... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Thanks to the friendly staff and the well trained dive assistants, our experience with SkyDive Zone was memorable and fantastic to say the least. The weather was perfect and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. Having a good atmosphere was really important to calm our nerves before the dive !!!!! My only advice to the SkyDive Zone Management would be to... More

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Dublin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I want to start by saying that the experience of skydiving is not to be missed... however this company is. I opted for the basic tandem 8,000 ft jump at $250 with no dvds or pictures which cost roughly an extra 150-200dollars. After waiting for 2 hours after the scheduled jump time, it was time to go. My tandem instructor... More

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