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20.05.2013 Skydive the Beach Melbourne turns 2!
On 21 May 2011, we opened our plane doors and sent our first customers skydiving over Melbourne City in to St Kilda. We've come a long way since the days of operating on weekends only with a Cessna 182, carrying 2 customers per load. We are now open 7 days a week and have just purchased a new plane that can take up to 8 customers per load. To celebrate our birthday, we're offering midweek tandem skydives for the special price of just $359 (Mon-Fri)! See our specials page for more details.
02.05.2013 Skydive the Beach Melbourne spreads their new wings
Following on from a successful summer, Skydive the Beach Melbourne has invested in a new aircraft – a PAC P-750 XSTOL. This new aircraft brings many benefits to the local tourism market, customers, the environment and the local community.
The P-750 achieves a sufficient reduction in noise and its carbon footprint by utilising modern turbine technology and a single propeller spinning at much slower speeds than the previous aircraft. In fact, the efficiency of the new aircraft decreases Skydive the Beach Melbourne’s carbon footprint by more than 200%, something that the company is very proud of.
The P-750 has the ability to undertake extremely short take-offs and landings along with faster lifts, resulting in quicker flight times. It can accommodate more passengers than the company's previous aircraft meaning Skydive the Beach Melbourne can bring the exhilarating experience of skydiving to more people in a much shorter period of time!
20.03.2013 Exclusive Rip Curl Partnership
We've joined forces with iconic Australian surf label Rip Curl to offer every Skydive the Beach customer $20 off* their next purchase! Deck yourself out in the coolest Rip Curl threads to match your newfound skydiver status - check out this sweet deal here.
28.12.12 Skydive the Beach Melbourne gains TQUAL accreditation
Skydive the Beach Melbourne are pleased to announce we have been successful in gaining exclusive T-QUAL accreditation. The T-QUAL Tick is the Australian Government's national symbol of tourism quality, and the company proudly boasts this achievement which reflects their ongoing commitment to providing a high quality product, service and experience to all of our customers. For more information on T-QUAL, please visit www.australia.com/TQUAL
20.11.12 Skydive the Beach Melbourne Announced as Tourism Awards Finalist
Skydive the Beach Melbourne has been announced as a finalist for Adventure Tourism at the RACV 2012 Victorian Tourism Awards. The team are extremely proud of this achievement as a first time entrant in the awards in one of the most hotly contested categories. The finalist placing reflects Skydive the Beach Melbourne's ongoing commitment for tourism excellence, quality in customer service and dedication in providing an outstanding experience.
31.08.12 'Will You Marry Me?' Package
Skydive the Beach Melbourne have just released their newest and most exciting package yet! An adrenalin packed proposal package that will have her on such a high, she (or he!) is guaranteed to say yes. The 'Will You Marry Me?' package is a unique and exciting way to pop the question and will get the boys some real brownie points in the romance department. For pricing and inclusions click here.
14.08.2012 Father's Day
Spoil dad this year with our awesome Father's Day special. Book in for Father's Day with your Dad and we will let you jump for the midweek special price of $389! That's a saving of $60. PLUS if you get 4 or more people to jump we will throw in a free Skydive the Beach Melbourne t-shirt for each participant. Check out our specials page for all the T & C's.
22.05.2012 New Age Restrictions
Some good news for kids out there! The Australian Parachute Federation has recently made some changes to the age restrictions surrounding tandem skydiving. The minimum age for tandem skydives, with permission from a parent or legal guardian, has now been reduced from 14 years of age to 12 years of age. Just remember there are still some restrictions so check them out before you book in!
15.05.12 Monday-Friday SPECIAL!
Woohoo! No more excuses for Mondayitus around here... our midweek special has officially been extended! You can now jump with us Monday - Friday for the discounted price of $389. This offer won't last so make sure you get in quick.
17.11.11 Skydive the Beach Melbourne Christmas promotion
Purchase a skydive the beach melbourne gift voucher or adventure package voucher this Christmas and go in the draw to WIN one for yourself!* There are five up for grabs - get shopping!
*Promotion valid for gift voucher purchases made between 17th November and 18th December 2011. One entry per gift voucher purchased. 5 winners will be drawn on Monday 19th December and notified via phone or email. Each winner will receive a tandem skydive gift voucher to the Drop Zone of their choice.
09.11.11 Skydive the Beach Melbourne have got you covered this Christmas.
Skydive the Beach Melbourne have awesome gift vouchers and adventure packages, sure to make you the favourite gift-giver this Christmas. The perfect gift for any thrill seeker, a Skydive the Beach Melbourne gift voucher entitles you to a 14,000ft tandem skydive with Melbourne’s only beach skydive. Experience an insane 60 second freefall and a spectacular 5 minute canopy ride over the gorgeous St Kilda beach soaking in the views. Plus, with three other awesome drop zones in the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Sydney there’s something for everyone.
17.10.11 Skydive the Beach Melbourne Packages! Amp up your adventure at Skydive the Beach Melbourne with an awesome jet boat ride, or indulge and add a romantic massage and meal for two … skydiving over the beach brings you the ultimate Melbourne weekend getaway. Extreme gift ideas for any occasion. Check out our new packages and keep your eyes peeled - there's more where that came from.
14.10.11 Skydive the Hunter Valley Skydive and Dinner competition!
We’ve decided it’s time to give away something BIG and thanks to our friends at Shakey Tables restaurant in the Hunter Valley, we’ve got a Hunter Valley tandem skydive and dinner voucher up for grabs. This mint prize is valued at $619 so get in for your chance to WIN. To enter, simply like us on facebook and fill out the contest entry form telling us who your dream skydive and dinner date would be and why. Go crazy, people. The most creative entry wins!
30.08.11 Want to know the next best thing since sliced bread?? We've just opened up Fridays to bookings...woohoo! Come one, come all. Book your Friday jump over the beach at St Kilda NOW! 1300 798 843
21.05.11 First Jumps landed in St Kilda this morning!! There were brilliant sights to be had over Melbourne city and our crew were super pumped to land our first tandems at Moran Reserve, St Kilda. Check out all of the pics from the day in our Photo Gallery!
10.01.11 Due to some last minute government red tape (sigh), Melbourne jumps are on hold until further notice. We are hopeful that tandems will start at the end of February. For further information please contact us on 1300 798 843.
23.12.10 Skydive the Beach Melbourne to open early January 2011. Skydive the Beach Sydney is expanding operations and setting up shop in fabulous St Kilda, Melbourne Victoria. We are all very excited with the prospect of jumping over the beautiful bay of Melbourne and Port Phillip, taking in the impressive skyline of Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. Skydiving right over the heart of Melbourne is going to be wicked! Stay tuned for more info. First jumps commence Saturday 8 January 2011!
22.12.10 Join us on Facebook! Join in the fun! We are always putting fabulous competitions and specials up on this social media giant, so why not ‘like’ us and stay in touch? We love hearing about your experience with us and photos posted by our fabulous customers always make their instructors happy!
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