Got a question or two about tandem skydiving at SkyDive Austral Mauritius dropzone?
Getting here and getting it sorted?
- What’s the minimum age limit?
- What’s the maximum age limit?
- What’s the maximum weight limit?
- Where is SkyDive Austral’s Dropzone?
- How do i get to the airfield?
- How long will my skydive take?
- What do i need to bring?
- What do I wear for tandem skydiving?
- Can I wear glasses/contacts?
- Can I jump barefoot?
- Should I eat before I jump?
- Can my friends and family come and watch me Skydiving?
- Can I take my camera in the plane with me and during my skydive?
- Can I go in the plane if I am not jumping?
- Is there any sport skydiving at SkyDive Austral?
- Do you pick up?
- What time are your flights?
- What time do we have to be at the dropzone?
- What time are you open?
- SkyDive Austral weather today? tomorrow?
- Could you do a skydive in Mauritius today? What about tomorrow?
- Weather sites we love?
- Do you know what the weather is going to do? Today, tomorrow, next week?
- What if the weather is bad?
- What sort of weather effects tandem skydiving?
The Tandem Skydiving Experience
- Can we all jump at the same time?
- How many fit in the plane?
- How much can I see?
- Is it cold?
- What does freefall feel like?
- How long is the freefall?
- Is the tandem skydive landing hard?
- What happens if I get up there and I decide not to go?
DVD and Photography Options?
- How BIG was your smile?
- Can we both be filmed at the same time?
- Tandem Skydiving Instructor Handi-Cam DVD movie
- Digital Handi-cam DVD movie & Digital Pictures Combo
- Why Should I pay more and get the DVD movie + HD pictures?
- What is the tandem handi-cam DVD movie or pictures?
- Can we choose the music for our DVD’s?
- Can I write stuff on my hands?
Getting here and getting it sorted?
What’s the minimum age limit?
The minimum age is 15 years old. For younger than 15, it is depending more of his confidence, height and weight and how the harness will fit. They will need to come at our dropzone to meet our Tandem Instructors and try an harness before we can that they can jump. Anyone under 18 years old will need the presence and the written consent of a parent or guardian.
What’s the maximum age limit?
There is no maximum age limit. As long as you are in a good physical condition and still looking for an incredible experience you must come and visit us. Our oldest passengers were a couple of 76 and 75 years old!!
What’s the maximum weight limit?
Where is SkyDive Austral’s Dropzone?
SkyDive Austral is based at MonLoisir Sugar Estate next to Riviere du Rempart village, a 20 minute drive from Grand Baie, nestled in the heart of the northern sugar fields of Mauritius. SkyDive Austral is only one hours drive from the south.
How do i get to the AirField?
You can go either by taxi or with a rental car. If you have a navigation system in your car, you might want to use the GPS coordinates -20.124, 57.684. If you plan on renting a car anyways, we recommend our friends at Maki Car rental Mauritius. And if you just need a hassle free transfer they can also organize a transfer service from your hotel anywhere on the island to our airfield.
How long will my skydive take?
What do I need to bring?
Your smile and sense of adventure! Just wear normal summer clothes and closed shoes. You need to wear shoes who won’t fall off during your 200km/h freefall. Flip flops, etc and bare feet are a no. We will provide you a jumpsuit and special googles.
What do I wear for tandem skydiving?
Can I wear glasses/contacts?
Can I jump barefoot?
Sorry no, this for health and safety reasons.
Should I eat before I jump?
Can my friends and family come and watch me Skydiving?
Can I take my camera in the plane with me and during my skydive?
Can I go in the plane if I am not jumping?
Again no for safety reasons. We are allowed to take only skydivers in the plane.
Is there any sport skydiving at SkyDive Austral?
Yes on special conditions but you should not forget that Skydive Austral is a small tandem operation. Contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
Timing & transport?
Do you pick up?
Sorry we don’t do transfers.
But you can contact Indian Ocean Travel (email@example.com) that provides transports from your hotel/villa to our base and return. The driver will wait for you at the base. For the booking, the best is to contact them directly, at least the day before your jump.
What time are your flights?
As we are weather, air traffic and bookings dependent we don’t have any set time. We can start from 7 am and we will try to give you a suitable time. You will need to count on +/- 1h30 at our dropzone, this depending on weather and air traffic.
What time do we have to be at the dropzone?
Please call or sms us 24 hrs before (+230 54995551 – 54214987) to reconfirm your booking and double check the weather forecast with us. We advise you also to call us again just before leaving your hotel to check on weather conditions and that we are running to schedule. We are expecting you arriving minimum 30 mintues in advance from your booking time.
What time are you open?
You can reach us from 7-8am until 7-8pm on our cellphones numbers (+230 4995551 – 4214987) or by email on info@skydivemauritius,com. We are open on appointment the whole year, Monday to Saturday, from 7-8am until sunset as long the weather is good. Please call or sms us anytime and leave a message or e-mail
SkyDive Austral weather today? tomorrow?
The weather in Mauritius is usually pretty good the whole year, even during our “winter” time from June to August where we have an average temperature of 24°C! t is always better to book with us at the beginning of your stay so we can postpone if the weather is not ok. We only jump when the weather is favorable. The weather in Mauritius changes very quickly so don’t hesitate to contact us to have an update.
Could you do a skydive in Mauritius today? What about tomorrow?
Weather sites we love?
The weather is usually pretty good in Mauritius, these weather sites are a PREDICTION only, please call or contact us for our thoughts on the weather. We at SkyDive Austral have some experience in local weather conditions and sometimes just sometimes those weather experts can and DO get it wrong! Remember it is always best to make a booking, here at SkyDive Austral we can get pretty busy and we do not skydive if the weather is not suitable. We can reschedule your booking to suit you if the weather does not allow. www.windguru.com Mauritius www.windfinder.comMauritius Book now using our online booking form and you won’t be caught out ?we simply do not jump if the weather is bad.
Do you know what the weather is going to do?
The weather in Mauritius is usually pretty good! SkyDive Austral is famous for clear sunny days, we do have clouds but they are not around long. If you would like to see when it may be great to go skydiving then check out our weather page for information and weather links. Remember it is always best to book in advance rather than wait to see what the day holds; we do not skydive if the weather conditions are not favourable! Remember the weather in Mauritius changes very quickly! So keep an eye on our weather forecast for regular updates and call.
What if the weather is bad?
Very simple we won’t jump. We will try to reschedule your jump later during the day or your stay depending of your schedule. The weather here is usually pretty good the whole year and if not, it can change very quickly, that’s why Skydive Austral is a great place to Skydive.
What sort of weather effects tandem skydiving?
Tandem skydiving is very weather dependent and cannot be undertaken in strong winds, or if there is complete cloud cover. Mauritius weather can often change quickly, so we ask that you call us One hour before your jump, to confirm conditions are suitable for tandem skydiving.
The Tandem Skydiving Experience
Can we all jump at the same time?
How much can I see?
From 500’ you will be already able to see the incredible lagoons with their spectaculars colors, from 5000’ the whole Island and from 10000’ the view will be unforgettable!! We’ve specially fitted a full transparent door on our aircraft for you to enjoy the magnificent view over Mauritius from the mountains up to the Indian Ocean all around it.
Is it cold?
No not in Mauritius compare to some others places. The plane flight to altitude is not cold. We often recommended wearing shorts and a T’shirt, we have jump suits which we roll up the legs on hot days which are most days!!
What does freefall feel like?
How long is the freefall?
Is the tandem skydive landing hard?
We are using the best designed tandem parachutes equipment and very experienced tandem instructors. These equipments are very maneuverable and the tandem instructors are highly experienced and trained to perform slow, safe and soft landings.
What happens if I get up there and I decide not to go?
It never happens up to now but if you decide not to jump, there will be no refund. Your instructor will stay with you in the plane and come back down. Your instructor will make sure that before you go, you’ve been well briefed, prepared and happy to go for this unique experience.
Has anyone been hurt? How many people have died?
From the start of our operation in 2009 in Mauritius, we have never had a serious incident or injury with our tandem skydives and we are committed to keep it like this. Safety is our main concern. There is no price to this. That’s why we are using the best designed tandem parachute equipments, very experienced and professional tandem instructors and pilots. Our goal is to make your experience unique, unforgettable and the safest with us.
DVD and Photography Options?
How BIG was your smile?
Why not capture your adrenalin fuelled Mauritius skydiving adventure amidst breathtaking sea scenery on DVD? SkyDive Austral offer a number of digital photography and DVD options that will allow you to re-live your Mauritius skydiving experience with family and friends whenever you choose! Have no regrets! Check out SkyDive Austral on YouTube
Can we both be filmed at the same time?
No sorry. Your instructor will use a hand mounted camera and it won’t be possible for him to film more than one person on the same time. It is possible to film 2 persons on the same time on the ground and in the plane but not during the skydive.
Tandem Skydiving Instructor Handi-Cam DVD movie
Your experienced tandem skydiving instructor will capture the rush of freefall, the stunning Mauritius scenery and parachute flight on a hand mounted digital video camera. The camera is mounted in a glove on the back of your tandem skydiving instructor’s hand, and with an wide angle lens, gives a great view of your smiling face in freefall and under your parachute!
Digital Handi-cam DVD movie & Digital Pictures Combo
Always dreamed of being on the ‘big’ screen? This package ensures you become the ‘star’ with your instructor who will record your complete Mauritius skydiving experience! This includes walking out to our Cessna 182 aircraft, shots of the incredible Mauritius scenery, your skydive exit, your massive freefall smile, parachute opening, parachute ride and landing. The digital quality footage will be edited onto a DVD with a funky soundtrack. We will also take over 200-300 digital pictures, which we put on a CD – exactly how BIG was your SMILE?
Your Skydive DVD movie or Pictures
Why Should I pay more and get the freefall DVD or picture options?
By taking our Combo DVD movie and HD pictures, you will have everything to live again your unique experience and to share it with your friends. A complete movie of 5-7 minutes from your preparation up to your landing with your instructor and between 200-300 HD pictures taken on the same time including aerial views of Mauritius, your freefall, opening of your parachute and landing.
What is the tandem handi-cam DVD movie or pictures?
The handi-cam is a special camera with a very wide angle lens hand mounted on the wrist of your tandem instructor. With this, your instructor will film you at every stage of your skydive from the preparation, plane ride, freefall, parachute opening and parachute ride until landing. He will edit your movie and/or pictures just after your jump in 20 minutes.
Can we choose the music for our DVD’s?
Your editor makes your music selection for you. Our editors are experienced in putting together the best movie for you. If you have any particular music requests though, please let us know before you jump, and we will try our best to get your tunes on your DVD.
Can I write stuff on my hands?
Yes you can! You are welcome
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