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Tandem Skydive Experience in Taupo

1. Tandem Skydive Experience in Taupo

Start your day in style with a complimentary pick-up from your accommodation in a stretch Hummer. Head to the drop zone, a 10 minute drive from the town center. On arrival, let the experienced and friendly team look after you. Go through the safety briefing and the available photo options. Be kitted up with all the equipment you need for a safe experience. You even get a free buff headband to wear during the jump and have as a keepsake.  Your skydive begins with a scenic plane ride up to 12,000ft (or 15,000ft, depending on the option you choose). You’ll begin to get incredible views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe – also known as Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings. Once you’ve reached altitude, the doors will open, you’ll sit on the edge of the plane with your tandem master seated behind you. After exiting the plane you will free fall at speeds of 200 kilometers per-hour for 40 or 60 seconds. At 5,000 feet your tandem master will deploy the parachute and you can catch your breath while taking in the stunning views of the Lake Taupo area. You will then float back to earth with a relaxing parachute ride with your tandem master, arriving safe and soundly back at the drop zone. Once back on the ground it’s time for a high five and a hug. Check out how nervous you look in your exclusive Jump Photo before being dropped back to Taupo. 

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We got picked up in a Hummer which was a fantastic start to our experience! The driver was lovely and the music was great. Andy was my instructor and he was brilliant. He made me laugh from start to finish and I instantly felt at ease when I met him, despite his jokes about the gear not working! The process on arrival was quick and easy, including the safety briefing and instructions given by instructors. The skydive was the best thing I’ve ever done and I would do it again and again!

it was an amazing experience! highlight of our honeymoon so far! Simon and Jaron were excellent instructors, we enjoyed it so very much! The whole team is very professional and friendly. Definitely a must do!!

Great friendly staff. Had an awesome dive guide named Damian. Hopefully he will be there for my next dive. He was super supportive and made sure I was ok from start to finish. Keep up the awesome work guys

Danny was a great guide and the jump was worth every money I spend for! The care before and after the jump was fantastic!

Instructors were amazing, really good vibes! Professional, reassuring and funny!! It was epic!!