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Cliff diving is probably the least complicated extreme sport. There’s no equipment to buy, no special clothing to wear and no provider services to hire. It’s just your body, sailing through the air from dizzying heights and plunging into the big blue below. It sounds easy, once you have overcome the fear and beaten all your primary instincts of survival by propelling your body over a cliff and soaring through the heights before landing safely in the Mediterranean Sea.
Professional cliff divers are extreme sports athletes who have perfected their acrobatic skills that allow them to take part in this risky sport without receiving an injury. The temptation to jump from rocks and cliffs to not only get the refreshment of diving into the turquoise sea, but as well adding the adrenaline buzz to the experience is always there. When you jump from a cliff, you go into free fall and gravity is the only force acting on your body. Gravity is a powerful force. As you fall, it pulls you toward the earth, or in the case of cliff diving, toward the water, at high speeds and because time is a factor in this formula, the longer you fall through space, the faster you go.
Cliff diving from any height can’t be called safe — it’s one of the most dangerous extreme sports. Cliff diving puts tremendous stresses on your body. If you jump from 20 feet (6 meters) above the water, you’ll hit the water at 25 mph (40 km/ph). Because of the high potential for injury, the World High Diving Federation recommends that no one dive from 20 meters (65.5 feet) or higher unless there are professional rescue scuba divers stationed in the water.
Cliff Diving in Ibiza is nevertheless popular both amongst locals and visitors. Our recommendation is to jump only in safe environments and under the supervision of qualified instructors.
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