Formally Skydive Australia

TO BOOK A SKYDIVING EXPERIENCE, PLEASE EMAIL HELLO@DOLPHINANDWHALEWATCH.COM

OR CALL 0423 333 570


COVID-SAFE PLAN

Here at Skydive Australia, we have more than our fair share of fun but we take safety seriously.

We want you all to know we are taking the current health crisis very seriously and will always put your health and safety at the forefront of our operations.

In addition to our existing safety measures, we have implemented a few new protocols to help you feel at ease when you travel with us:

Government Advice

As a COVID safe business, we are continuously looking after the well being of our passengers by actively staying on top of government health advice. Stay informed and please refer to health.gov.au for all up to date information.

Pre-screening & Hot Spot Exclusions

Our reservations team will contact customers who are due to jump in some locations to discuss current restrictions and exclusions.

Contact Tracing

Prior to travelling with us, you will be required to provide a current phone number and residential address (address of accommodation if travelling) and your full name in order to complete your activity. When you travel with us, your personal data may be provided to official government bodies to help stop the spread of any health outbreaks. We encourage all staff and travellers to download the CovidSafe app to assist in this process. For more information on how we use your data, please read our Privacy Policy here.

For all NSW locations (Sydney-Wollongong, Newcastle, Byron Bay & Hunter Valley), you will need the Services NSW App for contact tracing purposes.

For all WA locations (Perth CBD, Rockingham) you will need the Safe WA for contact tracing purposes.

For all VIC locations (St Kilda, Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley) you will need the Service VIC app for contact tracing purposes.

For all Queensland locations (Cairns, Mission Beach, Airlie Beach, Noosa Surfers Paradise) you will need the Check In QLD app for contact tracing purposes.

Unlimited Changes to your Skydive

Book with confidence with us. We understand you may need to reschedule or cancel, especially if you feel unwell. Please call us up to 24 hours from your check in time to discuss your booking or email reservations@skydive.com.au. You can put your jump on hold for 12 months and change locations if need be. Some changes may incur additional charges but our friendly team will discuss this with you. You can make unlimited changes up to 24 hours notice or transfer your skydive to someone else.

Cleaning

We have increased our cleaning protocols in all areas of our businesses and will ensure all frequently used areas are regularly cleaned and sanitized as per the local health department guidelines. Only selected locations will be offering shared clothing such as fleeces, pants, shoes or gloves. Where these are offered, they are washed and dried after each use. We encourage you to bring your own warm clothing to wear during your skydive.

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing can be difficult, especially when travelling or doing activities. To assist in the process of physical distancing, we have installed signage at all locations so you know exactly how far away you need to be from other people. Our check-in areas have been assessed for maximum capacity, adhering to social physical distancing guidelines and we will be strictly complying with these measures.

Hygiene

Sanitizer & face masks will be available at all areas of our business. We request that you use contactless payment options at all times. Some of our locations are now accepting cash payments if absolutely necessary.

Staff will wear protective clothing wherever possible (gloves, helmets, masks). If state or federal requirements for COVID PPE change, our drop zones will adhere to their local rules and restrictions. Face masks/buffs are available to team members and customers who wish to wear one on the ground or during their skydive.

Vaccination Information

We are so excited to be welcoming you back into the skies with us.

As part of our commitment to providing the safest possible experience regarding the spread of COVID-19, at all of our locations, we will require all customers and spectators over the age of 16 to be fully vaccinated with a Government approved COVID-19 vaccine, in order to enter our premises or take part in a tandem skydive with us.

Rest assured, all of our crew have rolled up their sleeves in order to keep our community safe. Every Skydive Australia team member you interact with on the day of your skydive will have been fully vaccinated with a Government approved COVID-19 vaccine. The team will also be wearing masks and staying sanitised, which we’d like you to do, too. We will provide everyone with a face covering and do require you to keep that on at all times, except when you’re enjoying the thrill of freefall, of course.

When you arrive at our drop zones, simply show us your Vaccine Passport, which can be accessed via the Medicare or MyGov applications on your smartphone. If you’re not sure how to access this, please contact MyGov. Our staff are pretty savvy at jumping out of planes and we’d like to keep their focus on this, so please ensure you have your passport ready to go before arriving at the drop zone.

Please note that having had COVID-19 in the past six months is not considered a medical exemption.

If you have any further questions regarding our COVID-19 procedures, please do not hesitate to call our team on 1300 821 628.

Please note, all international travellers must show valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination in line with the Australian Government and Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration’s approved list of vaccines. Proof of full vaccination must be provided to our staff prior to travelling with us. We have the right to refuse entry to participants who cannot produce a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate or who has not been vaccinated with a Australian TGA approved vaccine.


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Attention all Thrill-seekers

We’ve got a little something to kick start your adrenalin: Newcastle’s only beachfront skydive! Take in sprawling postcard views of Lake Macquarie and the Newcastle region and sign up to land on the sand when the weather calls for it. Squeals of delight. A new take on planet earth. Pack your courage and brace yourself for an experience we simply can’t sum up in words!

A spectacular drop zone

With views of the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, The Lake region, and directly on top of amazing coastline with access to the beach, it provides a truly unique day trip experience • Easily accessible from Sydney, only 20 min drive South of Newcastle • The only beach skydive in Newcastle • Scenic flight up to 15,000ft and up to 60 seconds of freefall.

Skydive at Newcastle’s closest beach skydive for the ultimate adrenalin rush. You’ll drop from an extreme altitude of up to 15,000 feet and freefall at over 200 km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds, then float under canopy over Newcastle for 5-7 minutes soaking up spectacular beach and city views. Skydiving Newcastle is the skydiving experience of a lifetime - so step outside your comfort zone and push your boundaries with our friendly Newcastle skydiving crew. Then relive the thrill with our awesome video and photo packages

Getting There

Guests must make their own way to the check in area: Lake Macquarie Airport, 864 Pacific Highway, Marks Point, NSW 2280 Self drive: From Sydney, Skydive Newcastle is just over 1.5 hours from the city. Or from Newcastle, it is a short 30 minute drive down south along the coast. Public transport: You can jump on the Central Coast and Newcastle train line and then hop on the 349 or 350 bus from Newcastle station down to Belmont. A quick 1 hour drive along the coast will drop you just out the front of the Belmont Airport.


TO BOOK A SKYDIVING EXPERIENCE, PLEASE EMAIL HELLO@DOLPHINANDWHALEWATCH.COM OR CALL 0423 333 570

REQUIRED CUSTOMER CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Email address

  • contact phone number (even if international)

• Best guess weight

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS AND CHARGES

  • Any client weighing 95kg or more must be assessed by our Drop Zone Safety Officer on site to determine safety issues due to harness size restrictions and weather conditions.

WEIGHT CHARGES PAYABLE ON ARRIVAL

  • 95kg - 104kgs = $50.00 AUD surcharge applies

  • 105kg - 114kgs = $75.00 AUD surcharge applies and requires on-site assessment

  • 115kgs and over = $100.00 AUD surcharge applies and requires on-site assessment

NEED TO KNOW INFO

  • Extras (video and photos) can be selected and purchased on the day directly with the office.

  • All jumpers will need to check in online prior to arrival.

Skydive the Hunter Valley for the ultimate in speed, exhilaration and pure adrenalin as you freefall from up to 15,000ft above Australia’s most iconic wine region. Once your parachute opens, soak up beautiful widespread views over rural NSW, from rolling pastures to world famous vineyards. A tandem skydive with the dedicated and experienced Hunter Valley skydiving crew will be as memorable as it is exhilarating.