The most dangerous and the most risky adventure or extreme sports are usually popular. There are people who love the shock-quotient or perhaps even the fact that it is challenging love these sports. There are various sporting activities that are very dangerous, these are very popular, and that is why there are tournaments and championships every year.
Cliff diving is one such dangerous sporting activity, where the diver jumps headlong in to the crashing waves and makes a gentle splash while even doing somersaulting in the midair. Gary Hunt is a five-time World champion of Red Bull World Series championship. Of course, today he is a trained professional cliff diver, but one cannot just go and compete in such championships without training or practice.
There are various training camps and workshops that train people in normal diving but that is a totally different ball game than cliff diving. Cliff or platform diving means people might have to jump in to the rough sea below without much idea about the depth of the water or the underlying rock or cliffs under the water. This is why it is very risky to go for such cliff diving activities.
Going for extreme sports with caution:
Cliff diving is a sport that draws fans to watch it live and this is why it is now so popular. Mexico is a hot destination that sees tournaments every day. But before diving in to an ocean from the cliff, just follow a few steps with dedication and then make the plunge. Expert divers like Gary Hunt would not just dive without caution. The organizing committee would make sure that there is sufficient water right near the cliff, even when there is low tide. The cliff divers would have to check out the pathway to follow to climb to the summit of the cliff before diving into the waters.
If the diver uses shoes then he should see if the rocky surface of the cliff would allow him enough grips to help him climb. Posture of the divers too makes a big contribution to their own safety while they dive.
Diving with grace for perfect score:
Cliff diving has a lot of science going on to make it very work and popular and the divers must try to dress appropriately and have the protective goggles and shoes in place. The divers must try to find out from the organizers if the cliff by itself has any obstacles like trees or branches projecting out of the cliff sides. Gary Hunt makes sure that all the precautions are there and he ensures that the sport is quite risky by itself.
Among the traits that a cliff diver must possess, the traits of confidence, and love for the diving in general should be there to help him. Without these, the cliff diver is only half way through to success. One look at Hunt’s success records and you shall know that he has so far been one of the most proficient divers in the present years.