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, and 18years later Skydive Fiji now has a high profile in Fiji, employs more than 17people,has an excellent safety record and injects quiet a substancial 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!
Safety Comes First
Cutting Edge Planes
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 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).
Good morning Tim, Have been reflecting on the dive. While I had some apprehension about doing such a thing at my age it was very comforting to experience the professional way in which you and your team conducted the whole operation. While I admit to being a bit scared while sitting at the door of the plane, at no time did I have any sense of danger. A great show. Well done. And thank you for the cake.. Hope you enjoy the book Regards, Daryl Tarte
Once again, thank you so much for making my 70th birthday such a memorable and exhilirating one. Thank you to all of you for ‘making it happen’.
Thank you very much for the video of our jump, it is sensational and something that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.!!! We hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas.
Vanessa and myself would like to thank Iain and Tony again for the great service with our skydive jumps. It was Vanessa’s first time and hopefully it will not be her last. Thanks again!
Hey Hey! i just would like to say thank you to you and your team…we had a great time…we just sat together and watched the DVD….haha good time… Thank you again
Bula everyone! Martin and I, we just wanted to say thanks again for everything and the help, to jump on Mantaray Island!!!!! We will be back, Fiji is a very friendly and nice, and (despite very warm) a very cool place :-))) Cheers TIM