Cutting edge meets tradition

Hunt dives from 28m
Hunt chases 'perfect season' in old town

Mostar's iconic Stari Most bridge premieres as the venue for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series' sixth stop on August 15, 2015.

Britain's Gary Hunt will continue his pursuit of the 'perfect season' amid the stunning setting of Mostar's Stari Most bridge, where diving has been a tradition dating back to the 17th century. The city's diving enthusiasts have warm-heartedly welcomed the 14 World Series athletes and introduced them to their preferred take-off point high above the Neretva river. Don't miss history in the making from 28m this Saturday at 4pm local time!

Colombia's Orlando Duque has been coming here for over 10 years, and he's clearly a real fan of the place -

Every time you come here it's really nice, because they jump from this bridge the whole year. They're really excited, they always welcome us with open arms. You feel like coming home.

The first dives off the bridge date back to 1664, but the 40-year-old legendary athlete and his rivals will be displaying the cutting edge of modern-day cliff diving from a 28m platform in a spectacle expected to attract many thousands of local fans.

Gary Hunt, 31, who comes to Bosnia and Herzegovina as the newly crowned FINA high diving world champion, might be the dominant athlete with his five straight victories, but the pack is closing fast with the World Series approaching its climax.