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“19,000ft”
Review of Skydive Franz

Skydive Franz
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Owner description: New Zealand's Highest Tandem Skydive - 19,000ft. Be surrounded by Aoraki/ Mount Cook & Tasman, Franz & Fox Glaciers, Rainforest & Ocean for your Skydive. Our Friendly team and epic surroundings provide simply the best skydiving experience available in New Zealand! Choose From: 9000ft, 20+ seconds freefall, 13,000ft - 50+ seconds free-fall 16,500ft - 65+ seconds free-fall 19,000ft - 80+ seconds free-fall All of these options include a scenic flight over Franz Josef Glacier and a 6-8 minute parachute ride. We use the world's most advanced and most comfortable parachute systems.Our aircraft is maintained and operated to the highest standard in the industry. Photo & DVD options available.
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were first attracted to Skydive Franz because they take passengers over 100kg as my partner is 6"8 we needed that! You don't know how glad we are that this led us to go with Skydive Franz!!! We went straight for the 19,000ft, neither of us had ever skydived so we were nervous (of course).. We were so reassured by our tandem instructors Chris and Rhys! The plane was a lot bigger than we were expecting - but the views were spectacular! You can not describe how cool the view is.... So close to Mt Cook and Mt Tasman and then on the otherside the ocean! We ended up a tiny bit higher than 19,000ft and look it was amazing - We will never forget the amazing skydive with 90 seconds of free fall! The ears blocking though - but you've got to expect that going over 200km/hr...... If you have the choice to Skydive anywhere in NZ... Do it here.... Queenstown would be really overrated in comparison to these guys and the amazing location they have - plus the highest jump!!!

We paid for the full package of footage too - videos and photos from the tandem guy + another jumper with you taking footage! We were really glad we chose this option!

Thank Katemullo
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SkydiveFranz, Marketing Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Hi guys!
Thanks for this amazing review. We are glad your research led you to us and you had such a great experience! We aim to please :) We reckon we have the best Dropzone, it's nice that you do too.
The work the guys do on the video & photos packages are amazing aren't they! It's incredible the quality of shots they capture during freefall.
Thanks again, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your NZ trip.

Clare & all the Team @ Skydive Franz

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Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

It took some convincing, but sooooo glad I did this...! Jumped from just under 14,000 ft in the end (think we were lucky enough to be hitching a ride with a dude going up to 19,000ft....) but it felt like we were free falling for way longer than 50 seconds.... Then.... The parachute opens, the whooshing ends and just.... Silence... Stunning views and a really cool ride.

Thanks to the team for getting me up there and out of that plane...! A totally amazing experience.... !!!

Thank sophinBangkok
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SkydiveFranz, Marketing Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2012

Hi Soph,
You are so welcome! We're glad you enjoyed your jump with us & that your friends managed to convince you to do it :)
Every part of the experience is amazing isn't it?! And it sounds like you loved it all.
Thanks for choosing to jump with us.
Clare & all the team @ Skydive Franz

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

I did the world highest 19,000ft tandem skydive jump (nearly 6000m) the most amazing experience for me I can't describe. I did research and chose this company and it was best decision. my recommend just to do it!

Thank Hans161
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Management response:Responded June 22, 2012

Hey Hans,
Yeh, we are for real! haha. Words really can't describe the feeling of falling from 19,000ft can they!? Everyone experiences something different (and brilliant). Take Hans's advice and 'just do it!'
Thanks for the awesome review Hans
Clare & all the team @ Skydive Franz

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

what can i say? Words dont explain what an amazing experience this was. If you want to do a skydive then Franz Josef is the palce. The crew were great and the village was a beautiful place to stay

1  Thank Selene B
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Management response:Responded June 22, 2012

Hey there Selene, Thanks for the great review & the recommendation that Franz Josef is the best place to jump! Of course we think this too :)
Clare & all the Team @ Skydive Franz

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Reviewed March 19, 2012

I jumped with two friends, 12,000feet.... one of the best experiences i´ve ever done! i you are thinking in doing it just do it!... Leigh gave me confidence enough to enjoy all the experience.

Thank Virginia D
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SkydiveFranz, Marketing Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2012

Hey Virginia,
Thanks for your great review! Skydving with friends is an amazing thing to do - making awesome memories together :)
Leigh's pretty cool isn't she - jumping with someone as experienced as her (or any of our team for that matter) really does give you the confidence to just enjoy the ride. We all love taking people like you and your friends jumping.
Thanks again, I hope the rest of your trip is as fun as your skydive!
Clare & all the Team @ Skydive Franz

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