Melbourne Skydive Centre > Yarra Valley 14,000ft Tandem Skydive (Weekend)
- For 1 Person
- 12 month validity
- Instant electronic delivery
- Organise timeslot after purchase
Your package includes a complimentary wine tasting experience at a Yarra Valley Winery.
We begin the day with a briefing with your tandem sky dive instructor. This includes what to expect and what you will see on the plane flight to height, in freefall, under canopy and upon landing. The briefing takes approximately 15 minutes. Our tandem jump masters have completed 1000's jumps and are members of the Australian Parachute Federation. Once the briefing is over, it will be time to gear up in preparation for your skydive experience. You will be given a jumpsuit and your instructor will fit you into a harness. You will walk out to the plane and there you will conduct your practice exits. Once all the ground preparation has been completed, it is time to get in the plane and get ready for take-off! You can expect to jump from a height of 14,000ft.
As we leave the airfield, you will be treated to beautiful views of the Yarra Valley, The Dandenong Ranges, Port Phillip Bay and The Melbourne CBD.
Once we reach height, it will be time to prepare you for the jump. The door opens and as you leave the plane, you and your tandem master will accelerate through the air reaching terminal velocity - 220km/h. Freefall feels like riding a cushion of air similar to riding a big wave. In freefall, your senses will be able to take in stunning views as far as the eye can see. You can expect to freefall for up to 40 seconds. Then finally it's time to pull your parachute open.
From the loud rushing of air that you hear all around you, the parachute ride is very different as you sail around the sky, gliding. 6 - 8 minutes under the parachute gives you enough time to take in the views and come to realization that you just jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.
The landing is easy, just lift your legs. The parachute will glide and you will eventually put your feet down to land.
- Professional tandem master instruction
- All skydiving equipment
- We have comfortable goggles designed to wear over glasses and contact lenses
- $25 Australian Parachute Levy membership
- 14,000ft jump
What to Bring/Wear
- Dress comfortably. Shorts and T-shirts in summer, jumpers in winter, comfortable shoes (Cross-trainers etc. Nothing with hooks!).
- All other required gear will be issued to you at the club.
We operate 7 days a week, weather permitting and availability, we prefer 7 days notice to accommodate you with your preferred jump time. Skydiving is weather dependant - we ask that you allow 6 hours for the whole experience, on average the experience takes 2 to 3 hours including briefing, scenic flight, freefall, parachute ride and de-brief.
There are various upgrades available on the day for additional cost:
- Remember the day with a professional photo and video package ($145).
- 14 years or over (if you're between 14-18 years, parental/guardian consent is required).
- We need to be advised if the jumper is over 95kg (maximum 105kg).
- You should be of average fitness and flexibility.
- We have goggles designed to be worn over glasses and contacts.
- We can cater for disabled participants - please enquire at the time of booking (conditions apply).
- No alcohol may be consumed 8 hours prior to your skydive.
There are several places in town for a great bite to eat and many great wineries around the area for lunch. From bakeries to 5 star restaurants, ask us to point you in the right direction!
We operate 7 days a week as long as the weather is permitting and Operations can commence as soon as there is an instructor and a pilot on the premises (and enough skydivers to put on the plane).
We have almost everything that you will need at the centre. You might want to pack lunch or something to drink, but we do have a BBQ facilities and FREE coffee and tea. We can arrange lunch if required. Remember that we do not permit the consumption of any alcohol on the Drop Zone while skydiving operations are in progress. After your skydive that's a different story and we would love to arrange for you FREE wine tasting at one of our award wining wineries in the stunning Yarra Valley. Why not try our favourite Domaine Chandon winery.
Skydive The Yarra Valley! Melbourne Skydive Centre's team have been involved in the sport of skydiving from twelve to twenty five years. Our Chief Instructor is the current Chairman of Instructors for the Victorian Parachute Council under the Australian Parachute Federation. Most of our team are, or have been National Champions in their chosen discipline and have represented Australia on the World Stage.
Phone: 1300 734 471