Recently, unfortunately, there have been more and more stories in the news about how many young people injure themselves when jumping into the water from cliffs. However, the causes of such incidents are not often discussed. It often happens that jumps are made by people in a state of intoxication, as well as in unknown places. In fact, rock jumping has a long tradition that dates back to the time of the ancient tribes that lived on the Easter Islands or Hawaii, who used such jumps as all sorts of rituals. Instead of condemning, it is better to try at least once to make such a jump, but instructed by a professional and in a carefully checked territory. If you decide, you will discover new, unexplored impressions of your capabilities.
The main occupation of this island is considered to be rock jumping from heights from 12 to 21 meters. This is one of the most popular spots among cliff divers. However, the beauty of the rocks is directly proportional to their insidiousness. these rocks are for experienced cliff divers only.
In this city, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, the world-class Cliff diving tournament has already taken place twice. The first time the tournament was in 2000, and the second — in 2009. The city of Dubrovnik is one of the favorite places for divers.
Lake Verbano, Italy
Lake Verbano was the site of the most spectacular rock dives in 1998. Founding member of the WHDF, Frederick Weil, made a deep jump from a height of 26 meters (from the helicopter steps), while doing a double somersault from a handstand. This jump was listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
Polignano Mare, Italy
Polignano Mare in Italy is not only a beautiful name, but also a rock diving arena. In 2010, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series was held here, followed by 40,000 spectators. divers started from a height of 26 meters.
Big Island, Hawaii
Hawaii is the birthplace of rock diving. Of course, it is difficult to trace when the very first jump was made. But written confirmation of the jumps of 1770 reached us. The diver entered the water from a height of 19 meters and did not cause a splash.