Cliff diving is definitely one of the riskier kinds of diving; hence, extreme caution is a must. Although this extreme sport doesn’t require any special equipment or safety harnesses, there has been some standards set to minimize risk factors. Some of these include the “height of the jump (23 – 28 meters for men, 18 – 23 meters for women), an ideal entering speed of 75 – 100 km/h, and a free fall time of 3 second” [Source: Pngine.com]. What most amateur cliff divers fail to realize is that cliff diving is a precision sport that requires impeccable timing and an intimate knowledge of the particular cliff on which you’re standing. One wrong move such as not landing feet first can end up seriously injuring or killing the diver.
Cliff divers travel all over the world to jump different cliffs. Some of these far destinations include Hawaii, Greece, Jamaica, Australia, Croatia and also Switzerland.