Skydive the Beach & Beyond is Melbourne's only beach skydive centre. Conveniently located at one of Melbourne's most famous beaches, St Kilda Beach, the unique Skydive the Beach & Beyond experience will see thrill seekers exit a plane 14,000 feet up in the air and view the City of Melbourne like never before.
This unforgettable adventure starts in the heart of St Kilda, located a short 6 km south-east of Melbourne's CBD; the check-in office is situated at St Kilda Marina, Marine Parade, with nearby Moran Reserve as the landing area.
The centre is easily accessible by car, tram and tram and is surrounded by some of St Kilda's most iconic locations; the Hotel Esplanade (affectionately known as The Espy), Acland Street's cafe district and of course, Luna Park. St Kilda beach itself is home to a range of water activities as well, including kite surfing, kayaking and jet boat rides.
The sky dive experience begins with experienced Tandem instructor Cody, who has over 5000 skydives under his belt. You'll be briefed about the procedure, suited up and then begin the ascend over the City of Melbourne's skyline.
Upon exciting the plane, you will begin a 60 second freefall, just above the CBD and Port Phillip Bay and then float under canopy for 5 to 7 minutes enjoying the 360-degree views of the City of Melbourne.
The Skydive the Beach & Beyond Melbourne Packages are currently available at a reduced price: the 14,000ft Tandem Skydive Experience is priced at $389.00 (save $60) on weekdays and $449.00 (save $50) on weekends.
Dependant on your selected upgrade package, your unique personal skydiving experience will be captured using special wrist-mounted, high-resolution cameras, as a series of photos or a DVD presentation.
There are three upgrade packages to choose from:
The ultimate package comprises a 5-7 minute DVD, approximately 100 photos and choice of t-shirt style.
Weekday $169 Weekend $189
The most popular package; it includes a 5-7 minute DVD and approximately 100 photos.
This photo-only option includes approximately 100 digital images of your experience from briefing to landing that you can easily print, post to Facebook or email to friends.
The DVD presentation and photos will be available within an hour of landing.
Bookings for one of the above experiences can easily be made online; simply visit the Skydive the Beach & Beyondwebsite and proceed to 'Bookings' or alternatively contact 1300 663 634.
You can purchase a gift voucher or package as a gift for a friend or family member as well; there are a vast range of experiences to choose from, including an adventure package with a 45-minute jet boat ride or half-day (3 hour) sea kayak tour at St Kilda, Docklands/City or Williamstown, or an indulgence experience with dinner for two at Republica at St Kilda Sea Baths and 30 minute relaxation massage for 2 at Aroma Thalasso Therapy Spa. Click here for more details.
For more information on any of the above experiences, prices or packages, please visit the 'Skydive the Beach & Beyond' website and click on Melbourne.