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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Perth Travel Blogs

Top Perth Travel Blogs to Follow in 2018

Get to know Perth’s most awesome travel influencers

Perth travel bloggers work hard to keep us in the know about what’s hot in the city and throughout Western Australia. They do the hard yards to explore and sniff out the best accommodation, food, transport, activities, parks, beaches, extreme sports and cultural aspects of the places they live and visit. And they pass that information onto you via their travel blogs.

Let’s take a look at the top Perth travel blogs to follow in 2018.

West Australian Explorer

Nina Burakowski travelled around the world for …

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The Best Ever Perth Gift Cards for Christmas

Make someone pee their pants with excitement after opening these awesome Xmas e-gifts

As we inch closer to December 25, the pressure to find the best Christmas gift voucher for that special someone increases.

Xmas vouchers are hot on the gift giving list this year. Material gifts are so passé. People want to do stuff, not wear stuff or accumulate more stuff. How many t-shirts or board games does one person need?

And let’s face it, humans are spoiled creatures these days so even if a material gift is desired, there’s a good …

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5 spontaneous things to do this weekend near Perth

Top weekend activities that will get you out and about

If you’re ready to get out of your comfort zone and have a bit of fun, we’ve got an epic list of things to do this weekend for everyone in or near Perth.

It’s easy to get stuck in a life rut, especially if you work 9-5. You know, when you do the same ol’, same ol’ every day and every weekend. It gets a bit boring and mundane, doesn’t it?

Spontaneity may not be everyone’s cup of tea but when life needs …

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