The 55-year-old instructor, Mick, and his 27-year-old customer, Brooklan Fjkovic, were aiming to land on the beach but became entangled in a pine tree, sending them crashing to the sand.
“I have a screenshot in my mind of what it looked like coming into the sand,” Mr Fjkovic said.
The 55-year-old suffered a concussion, while Mr Fjkovic sustained face, chest and pelvic injuries.
Both were transported to hospital in a stable condition.
It was Mr Fjkovic’s first time skydiving, a bucket list gift from his girlfriend for Christmas.
“The fact that me and Mick came out relatively okay, all things considered, is great,” Mr Fjkovic said.
Mr Fjkovic said the accident happened very quickly.
“We sort of hit the ground and I think we bounced.”
“I was quite breathless, so I was just trying to roll myself into a position where I could get my breath back.”
After 24 hours, Mr Fjkovic is healing well and hopes to be discharged from hospital tonight.
“It’s a freak thing that happens,” he said.
“It’s like having a car crash, you get back in the car. So, I’ll see I might do another one.”
Skydive Australia is investigating the incident.