About Us - Skydive Fiji

Our Story

About Us

Skydive Fiji commenced operations in Nadi on the 14th of April 2004, offering thrilling adventure activity of tandem skydiving for the first time in Fiji. The company is owned and operated by Tim and Susan Joyce. Looking for a business venture, Tim noticed the lack of adventure activities for tourists and saw a gap and opportunity in the Fiji market to introduce an adventure activity.

They registered the business, sailed back to Australia, packed up their lives and returned in 2004 to live. Tim flew his especially modified 6seat Cessna aircraft on the long journey from Australia to Fiji. Facing some scepticism and apprehension at the start from an industry that was still promoting Fiji as a “flop and drop”destination, Tim and Susan were overjoyed that the idea of Tandem Skydiving was soon well received and supported by the Tourism Fiji stakeholders. On June 8th 2004, Tim jumped out of a perfectly serviceable aeroplane over Denarau with Skydive Fiji’s first tandem passenger. This was a thrilling experience of a 60second free-fall at 200km/hr overlooking the glorious Mamanuca Island before a 7-8minute scenic parachute ride and landing. After very humble beginnings, Skydive Fiji continues to thrive. We currently employ about 12 staff most of them locals with the exception of Tandem Instructors. Skydive Fiji has an excellent safety record and injects quiet a substantial amount yearly into the tourism sector of the Fijian economy.

“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:

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

With a combined fleet of 12 aircraft, the Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Group is well positioned to offer the ultimate aviation support. Our services range from helicopter and aeroplane charters throughout Fiji, international corporate jet facilitation(FBO) medical evacuation facilitation, Search & Rescue, aerial filming & photography, pilot training, Government & NGO disaster relief works, tandem skydiving, guest services and more



Our Fleet

Our specialist Skydiving Aircraft include a specifically modified Cessna, fitted with a large Continental IO-550 fuel-injected engine to enable it to climb quickly to high altitudes and a custom-made in-flight opening door which not only enables comfortable skydiving operations but is also ideal for aerial photography.

The Cessna is also fitted with custom made in-flight opening door which enables comfortable skydiving operations. The GA-8 is equipped with a customized sliding door, which allows easy and comfortable exit. The Cessna aircraft carries up to two tandems and an extra camera person on each load. The larger Air Van, GA-8 TC320 has the capability to double the load than our current cessna aircraft. The DQ-VAN can comfortably transfer up to 8 jumpers at one time (ie 3 tandem pairs plus two freefall photographers).


London Avenue, CAAF Compound Namaka / Nadi, Fiji Islands