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Learn to skydive solo with the AFF course in Torquay

  • The AFF skydiving course is designed for beginners and requires no previous skydiving experience.
  • Our highly experienced instructors will help you gain all the knowledge and skills necessary to become a licensed skydiver, in a welcoming dropzone with a great social atmosphere.
  • Located just 1h south of Melbourne, learn to skydive solo over the Great Ocean Road with Torquay Skydivers. We are part of 1300SKYDIVE, the most experienced skydiving operator in Australia.
  • Complete the course at your own pace with no upfront payment required, or book a course package to complete the course in just a few days.

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

How AFF Skydiving works

How do you learn to skydive?

The AFF skydiving course consists of one full day of theory on the ground and 9 jumps or AFF stages. At Airlie Beach Skydivers you can choose to complete the course at your own pace or an all-inclusive course with accommodation.

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1. AFF ground course

We begin with a single day of ground training where you’ll get the basics of skydiving equipment, freefall, and how to land a parachute safely. You’ll learn everything you need to know to complete your AFF skydives safely.

We also offer an online platform with theory that you can access before the course. This is a helpful way to get familiar with the program, making the first day less overwhelming, especially if you haven’t tried Tandem Skydiving before.

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2. AFF Stages 1 to 9

After completing the ground course, you’ll be all set for your initial skydive. Two instructors will provide instructions and guide you through the procedures for AFF Stage 1. They’ll support you during freefall until it’s time to open the parachute. You’ll use your own gear and parachute. If you’re not feeling entirely confident, you can opt to jump with a tandem instructor for your first skydive.

Following that, there are eight more stages, from AFF Stage 2 to Stage 9. At each stage, you’ll acquire new skills to enhance your ability to control and stay aware while in freefall. By the time you reach Stage 9, you’ll be ready to take your very first solo skydive without any instructors accompanying you.

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3. 'A licence' course

After finishing AFF Stage 9, you won’t need help from instructors anymore, but you’re still a student. You can do solo jumps or begin the “B-rels,” which are a series of jumps with a coach to learn group skydiving with 2, 3, or 4 people.

Once you’ve done 25 skydives, you can take the A licence exam to get your first official rating. With your skydiving ‘A’ licence, you’ll no longer be considered a student, and you’re now a certified skydiver. Time to celebrate!

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Learn to skydive Melbourne options and prices

AFF Learn to Skydive Packages

You can complete the AFF course at your own pace, or purchase an AFF package.

AFF Stage 1

$495

APF student membership

Pre-course online training

Full day ground training

AFF Skydive 1

All gear and training materials

AFF Full Course

$2,399

APF student membership

Pre-course online training

Full day ground training

All 9 AFF Skydives

All gear and training materials

'A' Licence Package

$3,199

APF student membership

Pre-course online training

Full day ground training

AFF Skydives 1 to 9

Videos of all AFF Skydives

6 additional skydives with gear hire

All gear hire and training materials

A Licence course and exam

'B Rels' Package

$4,799

APF student membership

Pre-course online training

Full day ground training

AFF Skydives 1 to 9

Videos of all AFF Skydives

12 additional skydives with gear hire (8 of which can be coached B-rel jumps)

All gear hire and training materials

A Licence course and exam

AFF Sign Up form Torquay - Melbourne

Submit your expression of interest to enrol in the AFF course

Complete the form and our team will get in touch to discuss your goals and get you signed up into one of our AFF courses. Alternatively you can call us on 1300 759 348





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    Your APF Licence

    Licensed by the Australian Parachute Federation

    Skydiving in Australia is regulated by the Australian Parachute Federation (APF), , ensuring consistent training and operational standards at all skydiving locations in the country.

    Your APF licence will be valid at all sports skydiving locations in the country. If you wish to jump overseas, you may need to follow different regulations and obtain a visitor financial membership before you are permitted to skydive, but your APF license will still be recognised internationally.

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    Why choose us to get your skydive licence in Melbourne

    Learn to skydive over the Great Ocean Road

    We can offer world-class safety standards and extensive know-how after training thousands of skydivers over the last few decades.

    Qualified instructors

    Skydiving can be intimidating but they will help you overcome your fears. Our skydiving instructors are qualified under the Australian Parachute Federation with thousands of jumps each.

    Self-contained dropzone

    Everything you need to learn to skydive while having a great time, including BBQ area and a canteen. Have we mentioned the stunning views over the ocean?

    Best skydiving school in Melbourne

    Our dropzone is located just 15 minutes from Geelong and 1h south of Melbourne. Great camaraderie, professional instruction and the latest gear in the market.

    Flexible course payment

    You can complete the course at your own pace with a PAYG option, or book a discounted package. Skydiving tickets and credit is transferable between 1300SKYDIVE locations.

    Frequent questions about the AFF Course in Melbourne

    Learn to skydive frequent questions

    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.

    What's the minimum age to learn to skydive in Melbourne?

    Under the Australian Parachute Federation regulation skydiving students must be at least 16 years old. At 1300SKYDIVE, the minimum age is 18, but could accommodate minors over 16 after discussing it with parents or guardians.

    What's the AFF course duration?

    AFF Stage 1 consists of one full day of ground theory and the first skydive on a second/different day. The 9 stages of the AFF course can take between 2 or 3 days up to several weeks, but it’s not recommended to leave more than a fortnight between jumps to keep building muscle memory.

    How dangerous is learning to skydive?

    During the AFF course you will learn the necessary skills to safely skydive solo. Safety is our top priority, with world-class operational procedures after decades teaching AFF and the guidance of qualified instructors with thousands of skydives.

    AFF Learn to Skydive course payments

    You can complete the AFF course and obtain your skydive licence at your own pace, without paying the full fee upfront. Pay as you go is a good option to get started, but an AFF package will offer better value if you are serious about completing the course.

    What experience is required before learning to skydive?

    A tandem skydive may be beneficial to know what to expect and avoid extreme sensory overload on your first jump, but you don’t require previous skydiving experience to enrol in the AFF course.

    Skydiving licence cost

    The total cost will depend on your proficiency to pass the different stages, and whether or not you need to repeat some of them. The cost of the first skydiving licence (‘A’ licence) is typically between $3,199 and $4,000, as it takes between 15 and 25 jumps to complete the skills checklist, including a minimum of 10 witnessed accuracy landings.

    Do I need to buy my own gear after learning to skydive?

    You can purchase skydive tickets with gear hire included while you put together your first set of gear. Our skydiving instructors will guide you through the process and make recommendations based on your weight, height and skills.

    Can I do wingsuit flying after the AFF course?

    Under current APF regulations skydiving with a wingsuit requires a minimum of 200 jumps, a ‘D’ licence, and successful completion of the Wingsuit endorsement by a qualified coach.

    Is the Australian Skydive licence valid overseas?

    Your Australian skydive licence will be recognised in other countries, but you may need to pay temporary/visitor membership fees depending on the country’s federation and requirements.

    Can I skydive with friends after I complete the AFF course?

    After the AFF course you will need to complete the B-rel table (8 skydives) with a coach, to learn the necessary skills to free fall in groups.

    Can I wear a GoPro skydiving?

    Under the current APF regulation skydiving with a camera requires a minimum of 100 skydives and a ‘C’ licence, at the discretion of the Chief Instructor/DZSO.

    Got more questions?

    Our instructors evaluate enrolments on a case by case basis. Give us a call to discuss your individual situation meeting the requirements to learn to skydive.