Ripping it from the Azores Rocks
David Colturi pierces the Atlantic Ocean during Friday's first rounds.
The volcanic rock provides a stunning backdrop for the action.
Wildcard Nikita Fedotov spreads his wings in round one.
Kris Kolanus twisted his way into the lead ahead of the final rounds.
Fresh from victory in Bilbao, 'spinmaster' Steven LoBue is aiming to make it two wins in a row.
Jonathan Paredes enjoyed a good day on the rocks, and will start the final rounds in third place.
A nasty slip before the competition began ruled out Orlando Duque with an injured finger and toe.
Adriana Jimenez (L) and Anna Bader stretch in the athletes' area.
Sport Director Greg Louganis checks the dive heights.
The judges were out on the waves to get the perfect view of every take-off, twist and entry.
Jessica Macaulay continued her impressive form from Texas, and currently sits in second place.
David Colturi warms up before his dive.
Rhiannan Iffland was the star of the day though with this dive from the 'Snakehead' rock.
The reigning champion picked up only the second ever women's 10 from the judges.
And that's how it feels when you nail a perfect dive.
Afterwards the media were keen to hear from the Aussie.