I have only recently started doing my AFF, but the guys and girls at the drop zone are very professional and good natured. Auckland Skydive has been a great place to learn with good facilities and excellent equipment, making it safe and enjoyable. The only downside for me is living so far away, that if there are changes in weather it's a pain in the ass when wind picks up ... But maybe I should just move closer! Also there is good community of sporties there that are always keen for a laugh and a beer.