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About Skydive Franz
New Zealand's Highest Tandem Skydive - 19,000ft. Be surrounded by Aoraki/ Mount Cook & Tasman, Franz & Fox Glaciers, Rainforest & Ocean for your Skydive. Our Friendly team and epic surroundings provide simply the best skydiving experience available in New Zealand! Choose From: 9000ft, 20+ seconds freefall, 13,000ft - 50+ seconds free-fall 16,500ft - 65+ seconds free-fall 19,000ft - 80+ seconds free-fall All of these options include a scenic flight over Franz Josef Glacier and a 6-8 minute parachute ride. We use the world's most advanced and most comfortable parachute systems.Our aircraft is maintained and operated to the highest standard in the industry. Photo & DVD options available.
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Panda wrote a review Nov 2020
12 contributions
What a experience! I did the 20,000 feet jump and it was the most beautiful place to do it! My jumper buddy was so cool! He made me feel excited and was like I was doing it with my best friend 🤣. All staff were lovely. Well worth the four days I stayed waiting for the weather to permit but then got a stunner day ☺️. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2020
Kirsty M wrote a review Sep 2020
16 contributions3 helpful votes
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE, one I will never forget, my partner Alexis persuaded me to do the 20,000ft for my 30th birthday. In the morning, the weather looked a little cloudy/overcast and the novice in me thought it may not be as enjoyable as on a blue bird day, however we flew above the clouds and the view of the mountain tops was just surreal. Great views of Mt Cook, Fox Glacier, Franz Glacier, Lake Pukaki and the rugged coastline. I also purchased the hand-cam and photography package. Robbie was my instructor, he had a great sense of humour and was fantastic at calming my nerves by distracting me with great chat and pointing out all the points of interest. I was last to jump and nervous about watching the others before me (knowing I would have the time to panic), but luckily it was a very quick turn around and before I knew it I was dropping out of the plane. I have never experienced such a feeling as that in the moment I dropped out the plane and the 85 seconds freefall. Robbie even let me steer the parachute as we got closer to the ground. Very happy with the footage and the photographs. Highly recommend - if your going to skydive don't think twice about ding the 20,000ft!
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Date of experience: September 2020
marcellaboles wrote a review Jul 2020
Portland, Oregon10 contributions
Sooooo glad I went with Franz for my first skydive adventure! The views and pictures I received were PHENOMENAL!!!! I LOVED my tandem instructor Robbie. I felt safe and secure the whole time with him at my back. Thank you SkydiveFranz for an amazing first but not last skydive adventure. 💙💙💙
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rosh27 wrote a review Mar 2020
34 contributions28 helpful votes
Literally the best skydive ever, had the gorgeous Jordan and dream Sancho as my camera man. Not did I only fall in love with these men, which made my poor boyfriend feel inadequate but I knew I was in safe hands when Jordan saved a bee that was trapped in the plane! The dive itself was wonderful with the spectacular views and worth every dollar. The video was fab too. Thanks guys! Fall with you again sometime in the future. :)
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Date of experience: March 2020
sportgoofy73 wrote a review Mar 2020
Berlin, Germany19 contributions3 helpful votes
if You are looking for an exciting and absolutely fascinating and thrilling opportunity to view glaciers and the marvelous landscape around the New Zealand alps, you are definitely doing the right thing to book a 20.000ft skydive. The team of skydive Franz takes good care of you during the whole event, as this is a strongly weather dependent event it is in my opinion completely acceptable to have a 3h timeframe set for your exciting event , eventhough the actual flight and jump just takes about 45minutes. As I believe for most people it will be a once in a lifetime thing I can strongly recommend to book either the combo package (additional camera man jumping and camera of your tandem master) or only the additional camera man to have marvelous photo and video footage afterwards. The quality of the pictures and videos I received was way better than I expected. No shaking video, sharp, brilliant photos - just perfect. Thanks to my tandem master (who’s name I unfortunately forgot because of all the nervousness before the jump) and „my“ cameraman Sancho who really did a great job. The additional good thing about this event is, that you have a very good view on all the glaciers and the landscape during your approx 30min flight bringing you up to 20.000ft and Even this is documented in some pictures and Video and provided to you. If you are looking for excitement paired with professionalism, safety and fun you are definitely making the right decision to book and dive (jump) with skydivefranz.
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Date of experience: March 2020