Last chance to skydive over Busselton Jetty

There’s still time to jump with us before we say good-bye to Busselton

The rumours, newspapers, radio talk shows, and social media posts are true, Skydive Geronimo is leaving Busselton. It’s a sad, but bittersweet, ending to more than eight years skydiving over Geographe Bay. But, it’s not over until it’s over so don’t worry, you still have time to jump with us over the beautiful Busselton Jetty.

We may be closing one location, but we’re not disappearing. Skydiving on Rottnest Island is going from strength to strength, and we’re excited to …

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How do I get to Rottnest Island?

Going skydiving over Rottnest? Here’s how to get to the island.

If you’ve booked a tandem jump with Skydive Geronimo, you’ll need to get yourself to Rottnest Island first. Escaping to an island paradise such as Rotto is serene and relaxing, even if you are going there primarily to jump from a perfectly good airplane.

 

Your skydive may be the highlight of your visit but always plan to stay on the island for as long as you can and really make the most of it. There’s much to do: swimming, snorkelling, biking, …

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How old do you have to be to skydive?

 

It’s true, kids can skydive too

One of the questions we get asked a lot is, “How old do you have to be to skydive?”. It may come as a surprise to some people that you don’t need to be of legal age to jump from a plane. But if you are under age, you’ll need a parent or legal guardian’s written consent.
At Skydive Geronimo, we’ve taken countless minors for tandem skydives. Kids love the natural rush of free-fall just as much as adults do and in many cases, the younger …

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Top 5 Christmas gift ideas for adventure seekers

Need a present for the adventurer in your life? We’ve got 5 ideas that will rock their world.

It’s that time of year again: Christmas. A time for giving and receiving wonderful, and not-so-wonderful gifts to friends and loved ones. To help you avoid giving a not-so-wonderful gift, we’ve compiled a list of 5 Christmas gift ideas for the adventure seekers in your life. And don’t worry, we’ve covered all versions of adventurer: tame, active and wild.

So, before you rush to order the old stand-by gifts of socks and ugly sweaters, …

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What should I wear when I go skydiving?

Choose functional over fashionable and fun over fussy when jumping from a plane.

 

When you decide to do a tandem skydive, what you’ll wear on the big day may not enter your mind straight away. It’s one of those things that’s often an after-thought, something newbie skydivers consider the day before their booking, or only when they show up at the dropzone.

 

The clothing you wear skydiving is important. It will also differ, depending on where you do your jump. Skydive Geronimo operates three dropzones: Rottnest Island, Busselton and Broome.

 

Rottnest Island …

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Skydiving under the influence

Meet the influencers who love skydiving

What do bloggers, ‘grammers, freelance writers, celebrities, reporters, professional athletes, and serial travellers all have in common? Most of them are up for a good time, and that’s why so many of these social influencers love skydiving.

At Skydive Geronimo, we’ve had the privilege of introducing skydiving to some of the most influential lovers of life who’ve then gone on to tell the world how much the experience has impacted their travels, mindset, confidence, and happiness.

In this post, we’ll introduce you to a handful of the …

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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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