My skydive in Airlie Beach was one of the best experiences here! The sailing trip and the flight to the Heart reef were also incredible but after my first skydive in Gießen I really wanted to jump again.
In Germany it was already impressive but no comparison to a Skydive at the Whitsundays!
Why a skydive in Airlie Beach?
I wanted to do a skydive in Australia but I didn’t know where exactly. Since I was fascinated by islands, sea and beach, I had searched out the different places for skydives. As a result of my favourite landscapes I decided to do it with a view of the Whitsundays as my preferred option.
Booking and my Skydiving Airlie Beach
A Skydive is anyway expensive so I booked through Bookme and at least got a little discount. Never the less I didn’t booked a photo package with it because it costs the same and I wanted to look first at sample pictures in their office.
First of all I had to call the company due to confirming my participation and ask for the details.
Then it was finally time for my skydive! I went to the Skydive Australia store in the morning, where I had a look at the pictures and booked my photo package. It will be my only skydive here in Australia, so I took the big package: GoPro with my tandem master and another person who jumps with us and takes pictures and video from myself and my tandem partner.
Before the skydive
From there we were taken by bus to Airport Airlie Beach and welcomed by the local staff. We had the opportunity to drop our things here, unfortunately only in open compartments and not in lockers, have a drink and to get us a jumpsuit.
After 10-15 minutes the name of the tandem instructor and the names of the clients were shown on a flatscreen and the funny search begins. Why funny? Because the tandem masters are beginning to call names and have problems to pronounce the Chinese and Japanese names. Yes, it was a bit chaotic, but to be honest the organisation was really great!
The faster you find your partner, the faster you were in an air plane and ready to go. But before that you will be told what you should consider and how to behave when jumping.
The flight and skydive in Airlie Beach
Since it was not the first jump for me, I could enjoy the view of the Whitsundays while others who have not jumped yet are probably a bit more excited.
After we arrived at our bounce height of about 4,500m, the first ones were allowed to make their way down.
Since I have booked my skydive with an additional photographer, he went out first and hung on the left side of the wing.
During the skydive you are strapped to the tandem master and you crawl on his lap to the exit of the aircraft.
After landing you go back to the base and wait until the pictures are ready. You get an USB stick and can look at pictures and film on the monitors in the waiting room. After that you get a certificate and wait for the bus back to Airlie Beach.