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 put all of our energy into making that location the best skydiving experience in Western Australia.

In this post, we answer a few questions that are on people’s minds about us leaving Busselton.

Why is Skydive Geronimo leaving Busselton?

We’ve given a fair few interviews to media since the news broke. The big reason for the closure is declining tourism. That, coupled with airport infrastructure, and general business struggle is why it’s time to pack up for greener pastures (or sandier shores as is the case with our Rottnest Island location).

After taking over 14,000 people for tandem skydives in Busselton, our owners, Amy and Glenn Stutt, feel a bit sentimental about leaving it all behind.

“We appreciate the support of the Busselton community over the past eight years. We’re  sad to be leaving, but this is not the end for us. It’s more of a new beginning,” said Amy.

“We’d love to see some of our Busselton customers jump with us on Rottnest Island. It really is a beautiful experience.”

What’s going to happen to Skydive Geronimo?

Skydive Geronimo will carry on doing what we do best: giving the most incredible skydiving experience in WA. Our Rottnest Island location is open year-round, six days a week.

Our Rottnest Skydive and Ferry packages are proving to be very popular as it takes all the guesswork out of getting to Rottnest Island.

We may be leaving Busselton, but we’re not leaving skydiving. We love skydiving over Rottnest Island, and so do our customers.

“Most amazing experience I’ve ever had!! The team were super friendly and made me feel so comfortable! Will definitely be back for another jump.” ~Keetah Davies via Facebook.

“The team are absolutely amazing! So funny and friendly, also super professional. I felt so safe (as safe as you can jumping from a plane). I am so glad we did it with the Rottnest team! The absolute best views and couldn’t imagine better people to take the leap with; again they are absolutely AMAZING!!! ~ Tahlia Newton via Facebook.

When is the last day of jumping in Busselton?

Our last day skydiving in Busselton will be Sunday, March 31, weather permitting, of course. Bookings are open for our final month in operation, and we are filling up fast. If you’ve always wanted to skydive over the bay, now is the time. Don’t miss out! Book your skydive today.

I have a gift voucher for a skydive in Busselton. Can I still use it?

We think giving the gift of skydiving is pretty awesome and we’d never want you to miss out on that experience. If you are holding onto a gift voucher for our Busselton drop zone, please contact us at 1300 449 699 or skydive@skydivegeronimo.com.au to discuss your options.

We’re still taking bookings for March, so there’s still a chance for you to skydive over the Busselton Jetty.

What’s been the reaction to the news?

When we shared the news on the Skydive Geronimo Busselton Facebook page, there was sadness, a bit of shock, and many happy memories and photos shared.

Here are some of the comments shared by people who’ve jumped with us in the past.

“Thanks for making turning 40 pretty awesome. Spectacular in fact. So beautiful and peaceful,” commented Amber King.

“A day I’ll never forget, thanks, loved it,” said Phil Richardson.

“What a shame. Was such a great experience floating over the amazing jetty,” said Victoria Walker.

“Thanks for the great jumps. Sorry you are going…love watching and dreaming of jumping again,” commented Jo Bayne.

Even people who’ve never skydived are sad to see us leave Busselton.

“That’s so sad to hear. I would never have the nerve to do it but I love it when I’m in my garden and hear your plane engine noise change overhead. I look up every time to watch for the “dot” of the jumpers, then listen to the whooooooosh of the parachute opening. As they get closer I can hear them chatting and laughing in delight. Good Luck and many, many more safe jumps in Rottnest guys. I for one shall miss the pleasure of looking up and smiling at you in the skies,” said Busselton resident, Barbara Ryan.

Have you jumped with us in Busselton?

We’d love to hear your stories and see photos of your Busselton skydive! Help us keep the memories of skydiving in Busselton positive, happy, and inspiring. Share your experience, pictures, and videos on our Facebook page @GeronimoBusselton.

A massive thank you to everyone who’s jumped with us since 2010. We’d love to see you jump with us on Rottnest Island. You’ll get the same impeccable customer service, thrilling adventure, and celebratory perks (free drink after your jump). And what’s not to love about skydiving onto an island? See you there.