Meet Jimmy: How Skydiving Changed My Life

From night owl to flying fox

In 2012, Jimmy Baker was 22 years old and working as a sound engineer. He toured around Australia, and the world, setting up sound systems for some of the country’s biggest concerts. He got to work with lots of different artists. The entertainment industry may sound appealing and glamorous, but it’s a lifestyle that doesn’t allow a great work-life balance.

It was a grind and he needed something to break up the repetition. So he signed up for the Accelerated Free-Fall course and learned to skydive. …

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Meet Brendon: The bloke who loves packing parachutes

He may be ‘behind the scenes’ but he’s a VIP at the drop zone

Keeping the parachutes packed and safety checked is one of the most important ground-based jobs at any drop zone. At our Rottnest Island skydiving location, we are grateful to have fellow New Zealander, Brendon Hoet meticulously caring for and packing our parachutes.

After six years working in a vehicle paint booth, Brendon gave it all up to follow his dream of being a skydiver (and we’re so glad he did).

In this post, we talk to the 30-year-old about …

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How I Faced My Fear of Heights and Skydived Anyway

Melanie Bulmer stared fear in the eyeballs when she jumped over Rottnest Island

Acrophobia, the fear of heights, is a common terror. Research shows that it afflicts up to five per cent of the world’s population. The fear of heights can be debilitating, to the point where sufferers steer clear of certain activities. Skydiving is one of those activities often avoided because of acrophobia (and its close cousin, aerophobia, the fear of flying).

When Sydneysider, Melanie Bulmer, and her boyfriend, Daniel, visited Western Australia in July, they discovered tandem skydiving when trawling …

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Paul Morton Skydiving Instructor

Meet Paul, the Face of Tandem Skydiving in WA

Learn how skydiving changed and shaped this Kiwi’s life

When Paul Morton joined the Skydive Geronimo team in 2016, we were so impressed with his safety practises, professionalism and customer service skills that we offered him the role of Operations Manager and Chief Instructor at our Busselton drop zone.

Paul is often remembered by his tandem skydive passengers as friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic and willing to do whatever it takes to make the experience a positive and memorable one. For Paul, skydiving is more than a job, it’s his passion and purpose.

He’s been …

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Jesse James Skydiving with Skydive Geronimo

Meet Jesse: How I get to paid to work in Broome

Working for a skydiving company offers fun, adventure and season hopping too

Broome is the perfect place for a winter warm-up, that’s why we’ve closed our Busselton drop zone (for the winter months) to take up skydiving on Cable Beach. And so far, working in Broome is awesome.

As a multi drop zone skydiving company, we have several year-round staff members who we rely on to deliver outstanding customer service and satisfaction. One such team player is Miss Jesse James.

Jesse re-located from Sydney to join our Rottnest Island office team last year …

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Bat at Rottnest Island

How to plan the perfect day trip to Rottnest Island

7 steps to planning your day in paradise

How gorgeous does Rottnest Island look? Perthites and travellers to Western Australia have been in love with this Indian Ocean holiday gem for decades. If you haven’t been, it’s time to plan a day trip to Rottnest and get over there pronto.

A day spent on Rotto is like a mini holiday to a tropical island. The contrast between the island and Perth city is something that must be seen and experienced in person.

In this post, we’ll show you how to plan the perfect …

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Josh Sheehan on a bike

We talk to Josh Sheehan about winning Spartan, motorbikes and skydiving

Image courtesy of www.joshsheehan.com

Seriously, is there anything Sheeny can’t do?

He’s fit af, has balls the size of grapefruit, and his inner circle calls him The Unicorn. We’re talking about Nitro Circus FMX athlete and Australian Spartan winner, Josh Sheehan, of course. And it should come as no surprise that the Donnybrook Daredevil is also a licensed skydiver.

Sheehan learned to skydive with Skydive Geronimo in late 2014, not long before he made history books by landing the world’s first, and only, triple backflip on a motorbike in April 2015. Since doing …

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CoCo Vandeweghe Skydiving with Skydive Geronimo

Meet the Celebrities Who Love Skydiving

From movie stars to singers to pro-athletes to reporters, these are the high-profiles that have jumped from perfectly good airplanes

Skydiving and celebrity status may not go hand-in-hand but there are a few big names who have taken the plunge and loved every minute of it.

Our friends over at Skydive Dubai have a growing list of famous celebrities who’ve skydived over The Palm and honestly if you were there, why wouldn’t you?

The beautiful people, like Rita Ora, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Bella Hadid and Michelle Rodriguez have all experienced that stunning …

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Rottnest Island Aerial View - Skydive Geronimo

Rottnest Island Day Trip: Your Ultimate Guide

Escape the city for a day of fun in the sun on Perth’s favourite island

A day trip to Rottnest Island is a helluva good way to slip into holiday mode, fast. There’s nothing quite like a ferry ride to a spec of an island in a vast ocean to get you in the mood for some fun in the sun.

As the passenger boat approaches the island your happiness feels will explode when you see the turquoise waters and white sandy shores of Rottnest. Smartphones will greedily snap away at the …

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Busselton Jetty - Western Australia

Top 10 Things to Do in Margaret River

In a region as vast and varied as Margaret River, there’s something to do for everyone

The Margaret River region is one of Western Australia’s top spots for travellers who are looking for a mixed bag of things to do.

The “down south” region follows the coastline from Busselton to Dunsborough and up to the tip at Cape Naturaliste. Keep following along the rugged shoreline to surf towns Yallingup, Grace Town and Prevelly before you finally get to Augusta. Travelling inland through rural paddocks and hundreds of vineyards, you’ll pass through the …

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