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About Us

Skydiving in the Abel Tasman is a bit like falling in love...

…thrilling, unexpected and totally unforgettable!

We are so lucky. Every day we make people ecstatically happy doing what we love – skydiving over the awesome Abel Tasman!

We put everything into making your whole experience in the sky and on the ground better than you ever imagine, including the original ways we capture your whole experience with multi-angled HD photography and video.

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We are one of the longest safely running tandem skydive and skydive training centres in New Zealand.

Over the past 25 years, we’ve shared the unforgettable experience of a skydive over the Abel Tasman with nearly 100,000 customers and have created a worldwide reputation as a really epic place to skydive. We all take great pride in that.

If you feel nervous, you won’t for long! All our jump staff have jumped over a thousand times – well above the minimum 750 required to be a Tandem Master. We all know how to make you feel at ease and also have been known to take the fun to great heights! If a University Degree for Humour existed, all our crew would have honorary PhDs.

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“ Skydiving in the Abel Tasman is unique. We have mountains, we have rivers, we have the ocean and we have the Abel Tasman National Park. There is no other location in New Zealand where you can get all of those things.”

–  Stuart Bean – Owner/Operator and one of New Zealand’s most experienced and award winning sport skydivers.

The whole fun crew

All of us, starting from the team on the ground, want you to take away the most amazing memories from your time with Skydive Abel Tasman.

You’ll feel our happy support throughout – from the free shuttle pick-up, prep for your jump, and celebrating with you as you view your video on the big screen afterward!

We have over 23 staff who work brilliantly together; Pilots, skydive photographers, Tandem Masters, ground assistants, drivers, parachute packagers, sales, administration and marketing.

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Our four standout disciplines are:


Safety first


Finding everyone’s funny bone


Passing on our crazy love for skydiving


Giving our customers a better time than any other drop zone on earth