The Science of Cliff Diving

Andy Jones in La Rochelle
A closer look at the science and stats behind every dive

Have you ever thought about what actually goes into a cliff dive? The majestic journey from platform to water may be over in the blink of an eye, but the science behind each one is something to behold in itself. Height, speed and g-force, as well as aerial awareness, timing and physical strength all play a huge role in creating the most perfect, aesthetic and, of course, safe dives. Watch the clip and discover what the athletes put themselves through every time they leap from up to 28m.