Date: 05/03/2019

Three seconds of free-fall punctuated by astonishing acrobatic manoeuvres, followed by a puff of vapour as they rip beautifully into the water; the world's best cliff divers may make this feat look easy, but in truth there are many ingredients that go into putting together a perfect cliff dive. Countless hours of practice and mental preparation are needed for everything to come together.

Ahead of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, watch the clip as some of the athletes explain in detail what goes into constructing a cliff dive.