Skydiving has been on my bucket list for ages. Australian skydive is located at Tigermoth world near Torquay. We booked online before, including signing up for the APF student membership, but there was still plenty of paperwork to complete.
There was about 4 pairs of tandem jumpers per flight, and we only had to wait an hour to board. Brief safety demonstration and you are fitted into jump pants and a harness. Nowhere secure to leave valuables, we looked them in the car (and then had to leave the car key on the desk where anyone could have nabbed it. A safe/locker would have been helpful. 15 minute ride up to 15,000 ft, it was soooo nauseating, I was not expecting that! The instructor is friendly and made me feel at ease throughout, he also took lots of video, which was a welcome distraction. The jump was exhilarating, with awesome views over the coast and ocean. It was COLD and I really needed earplugs, which I noted afterwards the instructors all seemed to have - I wish they had shared that tip! The float down in the parachute was great and exciting too. We paid 143 AUD each for a USB of photos and video, which was mailed for free a week later. It was high quality, well edited and there was 1200+ photos of each of us!!
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