Discover the 5 Basic Dive Groups

Matthias Appenzeller
A varied dive list is crucial to succeeding in this sport

They say that variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to cliff diving nothing fires up and excites the judges more than a diverse and well-executed dive list. An athlete cannot simply climb up to the platform and reel off the same dive time after time, no matter how skilled they may be at that particular manoeuvre. Some prefer a forward take-off, some love a backward leap, while others may excel with armstand releases. But the key to success is displaying a high level of skill in all of these, along with inward and reverse take-offs.

Watch the clip and discover more about the five different dive groups.

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