Island Aviation, in association with Germany’s Skydive-Nuggets, is set to host the Maldives’ first commercial skydiving boogie event. The event will run from the 13th to 21st of February. 19 tourists are set to take part in the skydive event and Island Aviation will be providing the Dornier planes to get the skydivers to the perfect altitudes for a stunning jump over the islands.
According to a press release issued by Island Aviation last Thursday, the Skydive-Nuggets team will be diving in Addu atoll Gan and the first jump is scheduled to begin this Tuesday at 9:00am. The team plans to hold on average around six or seven dives every day and the skydivers will be jumping from an altitude of 13,000 feet. The event is sponsored by Dhiraagu.
Although this is the first commercial skydive to be hosted in the Maldives, the first skydiving event in Maldives was held in 27 September 2002 by Skydive Adventures from Singapore. During that event a group of 8 skydivers jumped from an Air Taxi plane from an altitude of 8,000 feet and gave an 8 minute show to spectators on the western side of Male. There are no skydiving laws or regulations currently in place in Maldives.
Ray, if Andy Knowles comes onto the site he would be able to shed some light on the event as he did mention it last time we spoke.Myself did 2 jumps into the sea off Singapore  dont think I would be game enough now..Larry
Since November 2006, I have been trying to get someone from the skydiving centre at Sibson near Peterborough out there to do some jumps. They were very keen to jump in the Maldives but my contact kept saying that they were still awaiting certification. My last contact with him was at the end of November and now I see they've already had a boogie, so I don't know what's going on.