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GET YOUR SKYDIVE LICENCE TO JUMP SOLO

AFF SKYDIVING COURSE IN CAIRNS

Get your licence to skydive solo jumping over the Tropics at one of the most beautiful dropzones in Australia. We have been training skydivers for over 30 years and our instructors are some of the most experienced in the country. Complete your AFF course in Cairns at your own pace and get official certification under the Australian Parachute Federation.

Starting at $495 for AFF1 - Complete the course at your own pace

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CONQUER THE SKIES

Sign up online or contact us to request more information and discuss your individual situation. You should consider the time and financial commintment required if you are serious about getting your skydiving licence.

START YOUR SKYDIVE LICENCE IN CAIRNS

AFF STAGE 1 IN CAIRNS

$495

All you need to kick-start your skydiving certifications

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APF student membership

Pre-course online training

Full day ground training

AFF Skydive 1 with 2 instructors

Full gear hire

First jump certificate

The Ultimate AFF Guide

Get the full AFF Course guide

Free 18-page guide with everything you need to know about the AFF course, APF skydiving licences, gear, and more.

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WHY CHOOSE CAIRNS SKYDIVERS TO LEARN TO SKYDIVE SOLO

LEARN TO SKYDIVE IN PARADISE

We have trained thousands of skydivers over the last few decades, building world class safety standards and extensive know-how.

INSTRUCTORS WITH THOUSANDS OF JUMPS

You can rest assured your training will be run by highly experienced instructors with thousands of jumps and a real passion to teach new jumpers.

SELF-CONTAINED TROPICAL DROPZONE

This truly is learning to skydive in paradise. Our beautiful tropical dropzone has great weather all year around.

LARGE OPEN LANDING AREAS

The perfect environment to learn how to land your parachute safely. We have large, even, green landing areas.

CLOSEST AFF TRAINING TO CAIRNS

We have the closest AFF skydiving school to Cairns, convenient if you are commuting from Cairns, it’s about one hour by car.

AWESOME COMMUNITY

Discover why most skydivers rate “the people” as the number one reason to love the sport. You will meet plenty of great people.

FLEXIBLE COURSE PAYMENT

There is no commitment to pay for the full course upfront, you can complete all AFF stages at your own pace.

FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LEARN TO SKYDIVE COURSE

FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AFF COURSE IN CAIRNS

If you have any other questions or you are unsure whether the AFF course is for you contact us for an individual assessment with no commitment.

Is there a minimum age to learn to skydive solo?

The legal minimum age in Australia is 16 years old. At Cairns Skydivers we normally require students to be 18 years of age. If an under 18 student is serious about doing the AFF skydiving course we are always happy to discuss it with parents or guardians.

What's the skydiving licence cost?

Our AFF Stage 1 course starts at $495 and full AFF course at $2,399

Is learning to skydive safe?

At Cairns Skydivers we make learning to skydive as safe as possible. Our APF-certified and highly experienced instructors are among the most experienced in Australia, with thousands of skydives each. All of our student gear is regularly maintained and equipped with an AAD (Automatic Activation Device). In the unlikely event that you found yourself in freefall unable to deploy your parachute the AAD will automatically trigger the reserve parachute. During our ground training we rehearse over and over again the necessary drills and skills for your AFF skydives. Everyone in the course is required to proficiently perform and demonstrate these skills on the ground before our instructors clear you to board the plane. During the training we run through all scenarios and emergency situations, teaching our students how to solve each problem and make their skydive as safe as possible.

How long does it take to learn to skydive?

You can learn to skydive and complete the AFF course in as little as one week. You can do the course at your own pace but if possible you shouldn’t leave more than 2 weeks between skydives, it is very important to remain current with your training, muscle memory and proficiently performing emergency drills are crucial, especially when you are starting out.

Can you learn to skydive online?

We have an exclusive online theory program that we encourage new students to complete before coming to the first day of ground training. This helps you become familiar with the theory and terminology used in the course so you don’t find it as overwhelming. Although it is useful to get started all students are required to complete the ground course in person and get cleared by the instructors as capable to do AFF safely.

What equipment do I need for the AFF skydiving course?

Cairns Skydivers will provide all equipment and training materials needed during your AFF and A licence course. Once you complete your training and get your licence there is gear available for hire, until you decide to buy your own rig and canopies. Our instructors will help and guide you during your transition from student to fun jumper.

WHAT'S NEXT AFTER YOUR AFF COURSE

COME FOR THE CHALLENGE, STAY FOR THE FUN

Once you complete your A licence is where the fun starts! Generally you will start building up your “belly” skills. This is flying in a belly-to-earth position, jumping in groups and performing more advanced manouvres. As you progress in the sport you will realise the range of disciplines available. From freeflying to wingsuit flying, canopy piloting or big way formations.

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YOUR SKYDIVE LICENCE INSTRUCTORS

MEET YOUR AFF COURSE INSTRUCTORS IN CAIRNS

Rauno

Rauno

Tandem Instructor, AFF Instructor
Eddie

Eddie

AFF Instructor
Tats

Tats

Tandem Instructor, AFF Instructor
Ben

Ben

Tandem Instructor, AFF Instructor, DZSO

GOT MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to give us a call to discuss your individual situation before you learn to skydive solo, our instructors evaluate enrolments on a case by case basis.