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Frequently Asked Questions

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Check out our list of the most frequently asked questions

Currently the minimum legal age for skydiving in Australia is 16 years old. Passengers under the age of 18 years will need parent or guardian consent. This means that the jumper’s legal guardian must be present on jump day to sign the paperwork. If the legal guardian cannot be present, please contact us to make prior arrangements for this.

There is no upper age limit! So long as you are mobile, fit and healthy, you can jump. We have taken skydiving passengers over 100 years old! If you are unsure, or if you have a medical condition, please contact us to discuss your specific case before jump day.

Yes. You can travel to Albion Park Station which is the closest train station to Shellharbour Airport or to North Wollongong Train Station. Let us know if you’re arriving by train and we will pick you up and transfer you back after your skydive. Please call us if you have any questions.

115kg is the maximum weight allowed to skydive. This is a requirement for the safety of everyone involved, passengers and staff. We weigh all our customers at check-in, and weight charges apply over 95kg. These are our weight charges.

  • 95-99kg: +$40
  • 100-109kg: +$70
  • 110-115kg: +$100

It is against skydiving regulations in Australia for tandem skydive passengers to wear a camera during the jump. For this reason, it’s not possible to film your own skydive experience.

You can add a Video and Photos package or Outside Video package to your skydive booking. If you’re unsure about booking the video and photo package, don’t worry, our instructors will take the shots anyway and you can decide after your jump.

Yes, changes are permitted up to 48 hours before the confirmed skydive date subject to availability. Changes requested within 48 hours of the skydive, are subject to a rebooking fee of $100 pp. Please call us if you have any questions about your booking. We are flexible and friendly! 

If you re-schedule your skydive, the balance is payable on the day of re-scheduling along with the rescheduling fee.

Our terms and conditions state payments are flexible up to 48 hours before your original booking date (subject to availability) without incurring any re-booking fees. Bookings will remain valid for 12 months from original booking date and gift vouchers will remain valid for a period of 36 months from purchase. After this date, all payments will be forfeited, and no refunds will be given. Gift vouchers are non-refundable but are transferrable.

If you re-schedule your skydive, the balance is payable on the day of re-scheduling.

You’ll enjoy the thrill of freefall in our picturesque location with stunning views of the coastline and beachside landing! BIGWAVE Skydive is located on Australia’s NSW south coast and you’ll be supporting a local tourism business. We have been operating for over 20 years. And not to forget, our no questions asked full refund policy! (with at least 48 hours notice).

Tandem Skydiving is considered the safest way to experience skydiving for the first time and as the passenger, you don’t need any experience, you can just let your qualified tandem instructor take care of everything.

By choosing to tandem skydive, you can experience the ultimate rush of free fall, without the same level of training and responsibility that comes with having to learn to jump solo.

Not to mention, it’s a ridiculous amount of fun.

On a tandem skydive, you are strapped to a Tandem Instructor with a special harness that’s attached to a state-of-the-art parachute large enough to support both of you. You will enjoy a spectacular 20-minute aircraft ride to altitudes of up to 15,000ft above ground level.

Then it’s action time! Out the door for a 200kph/120mph freefall for up to 60 seconds. Your Tandem Instructor opens the parachute at about 5000ft, and a peaceful 5-minute parachute ride to the ground follows where you may be able to assist in steering the parachute.

We are open for skydive bookings all year round.

Online bookings can be made anytime. Call us on 1300 357 604 between 9am and 5pm weekdays or email us anytime – info@bigwaveskydive.com.au

You can also DM us on Instagram or Facebook – @bigwaveskydive

For safety reasons, you won’t be able to take any of your personal belongings (including your phone) with you in the aircraft. You can choose to either leave your belongings in a safe place with our team or leave them with your friends and family.

You can wear your glasses or contacts. We provide goggles designed for those that wear glasses or contact lenses.

We accept debit/credit card, PayPal, AfterPay, Google Pay or Apple Pay.

Full payment  is required in advance to reserve your place in the airplane. This can be done online or you can call, chat to or email us. If yo u book using the deposit option, the balance is payable when you check in.

A $100 deposit is required in advance, when purchasing the Outside Video Package. This reserves a place in the plane for outside cameraman.

Full payment is required in advance, when purchasing a gift voucher online.

Photo and Video packages can be added on the day of the jump, just before take-off! This can be paid by cash, credit/debit card, AfterPay, PayPal, Google Pay, Apply Pay or EFTPOS.

Skydiving is a highly regulated sport, governed by the Australian Parachute Federation. There are more than 70,000 safe tandem skydive descents in Australia every year.

BIGWAVE Skydive prioritises the safety of all our customers and staff and pride ourselves in our 100% safety record. We achieve this through adhering to strict safety guidelines, using highly qualified and experienced skydive Instructors, maintaining our aircraft and equipment to the highest standards and using the latest technology in skydive equipment available.

Although the risk of a serious accident while tandem skydiving is incredibly low, skydiving is not a risk-free activity. On the day of the jump, you will be asked to sign a waiver form, which outlines the potential risks.

Personal Accident Insurance is included. For information about insurance and a full PDS, visit the Australian Parachute Federation website.

The primary landing area is at Bass Point Beach within The Shallows Coastal Reserve, which is adjacent to the “third” parking lot along Bass Point Tourist Road. 

Our check-in area is at Shellharbour Airport, Airport Road, Albion Park Rail. This is where you will be checked-in, complete your safety briefing and be harnessed prior to boarding the aircraft.

After the landing event at Bass Point, we will transport you back to Shellharbour Airport. Spectators are welcome to watch the landing at Bass Point.

We are the cheapest Sydney beachside skydive. Our prices vary depending on the day of the week and the photo or video package add on you choose. Prices range from $349 to $568 with the most popular photo and video package add on. If you find a better price for a Sydney skydive at the beach, we will beat it by $20!

Got a question that hasn’t been answered here?

Please Contact us! 1300 357 604 or 0432 715 031

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