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What to wear skydiving to have the best experience

Skydiving is an exhilarating experience that many people look forward to. But before you jump out of a plane, you need to make sure you’ve dressed appropriately. In this post, we’ll discuss what to wear skydiving so that you can have the best possible experience.

Comfortable clothing

It’s important to wear comfortable clothing that won’t restrict your movement. Choose something that fits well and doesn’t bunch up or get caught on anything. Opt for athletic wear or loose-fitting clothing that will allow you to move freely.

Proper footwear is a must

When it comes to footwear, closed-toe shoes with laces are a must. Avoid sandals, flip-flops, or any shoes that don’t securely fasten to your feet. Sneakers or running shoes are a great choice as they provide good support and are comfortable.

Layer up in winter or colder locations

Dress for the weather on the day but consider it will be cooler at a higher altitude. Depending on the time of year and location, the temperature difference will be significant. It’s best to dress in layers so that you can adjust your clothing as needed. This way, you won’t be too hot or too cold during your skydive. A light jacket or sweatshirt is a good option, especially if you’re jumping in the early morning or late afternoon when temperatures tend to be cooler.

Eyewear and skydiving

You can skydive with contact lenses or glasses. You will be provided with goggles to protect your eyes and be able to enjoy the stunning views during your skydive. At 1300SKYDIVE dropzones, we have oversize goggles to fit over your prescription glasses or sunglasses.

Wearing your own camera skydiving

Under the Australian Parachute Federation regulations, wearing your own camera during a skydive is not allowed. This rule applies to all dropzones in Australia as cameras introduce another set of risks, like distractions or potential obstruction with handles and gear. Licensed skydivers need at least 100 jumps before they can wear a helmet-mounted camera. Even tandem instructors with thousands of jumps are required to perform 100 jumps with passengers before they can operate a hand-cam in freefall. Your companions are welcome to take photos and videos of you boarding the plane and landing under the parachute.

Other tips

Empty your pockets, especially if you’re not wearing a jumpsuit over your clothes.

Stay well-hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

Don’t eat copious amounts of food before your skydive.

Bring your phone or camera but be aware that wearing your own GoPro during the jump is not allowed under the Australian Parachute Federation regulation.


In conclusion, what you wear skydiving can greatly impact your experience. By wearing comfortable clothing, proper footwear, and layers, you’ll be well-prepared for the thrill of a lifetime. So go ahead, take the leap, and enjoy the ride skydiving in Australia!

Want to know more about skydiving? Check out other content in our skydiving knowledge series or download The Ultimate Guide to Skydiving with everything you need to know before your tandem jump.

Blue skies,  
The Team @ 1300SKYDIVE