About Us - Skydive Fiji

Our Story

About Us

Skydive Fiji, the first tandem skydiving company in Fiji, was founded by Tim and Susan Joyce. The couple launched operations in Nadi on April 14, 2004, identifying a unique business opportunity for adventure tourism in a market previously lacking such activities.

The Joyces registered their business, relocated from Australia to Fiji in 2004, and brought with them a specially modified 6-seater Cessna aircraft for their operations. Despite initial skepticism from those who saw Fiji as a “flop and drop” destination, the concept of tandem skydiving was warmly welcomed by the Tourism Fiji stakeholders.

On June 8, 2004, Tim made the company’s inaugural tandem jump over Denarau, offering a thrilling 60-second free-fall at 200km/hr with a breathtaking view of the Mamanuca Island, followed by a 7-8 minute scenic parachute ride.

Skydive Fiji, after its humble beginnings, continues to flourish. It currently employs around 12 staff members, mostly locals, with the exception of Tandem Instructors. Skydive Fiji maintains an impeccable safety record and significantly contributes to the Fijian economy’s tourism sector each year.

“At Skydive Fiji, we strive to maintain, our impeccable safety record, by investing into our people. Our professional team of local ground staff and highly-experienced, internationally-licensed instructors & pilots operate in accordance with the Australian Parachute Federations Operational Regulations. The crew work together to ensure our guests feel relaxed and have the experience of a lifetime”

Skydive Fiji offers people the opportunity of a lifetime by ticking off their bucketlist! Our committment also extends to the community in supporting various fundraising activities and NGO’s by way of sponsorship!


Comes First

Professional Instructors

Guaranteed Adrenaline

Cutting Edge Planes

Tailored Jumps

The Family

Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Group

The Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Group subsidiary companies includes:

  • Tandem Skydive Fiji
  • Heli-Tours Fiji
  • Sunflower Aviation Ltd
  • Pacific Flying School

With a collective fleet of 16 aircraft, the group is optimally positioned to provide a wide range of aviation services. These services encompass helicopter and airplane charters across Fiji, international corporate jet facilitation (FBO), medical evacuation coordination, Search & Rescue operations, aerial filming and photography, pilot training, disaster relief efforts for Government & NGOs, tandem skydiving, guest services, and more.



Our Fleet

We have a specially modified Cessna in our fleet of skydiving aircraft, equipped with a powerful Continental IO-550 fuel-injected engine that allows for rapid ascents to high altitudes. It also features a custom-built in-flight opening door, providing not only a comfortable skydiving experience but also an excellent vantage point for aerial photography.

This Cessna is equipped with a custom-made in-flight opening door, facilitating stress-free skydiving operations. Our GA-8 has a bespoke sliding door, ensuring easy and comfortable exits. The Cessna can accommodate up to two tandem pairs and an additional camera person per load. The larger GA-8 TC320 Air Van has the capacity to carry twice the load of our current Cessna, comfortably transporting up to 8 jumpers at once – for instance, 3 tandem pairs along with two freefall photographers.


London Avenue, CAAF Compound Namaka / Nadi, Fiji Islands