Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012 Feed
Red Bull Cliff Diving: The Perfect Dive Aug 10, 2012
Want to know what makes a perfect cliff dive? Then check out this video from Red Bull Cliff Diving and see how pros Orlando Duque and the other divers avoid belly flops and make sure they aim for a...
This weekend saw Red Bull Cliff Diving make a splash at Ireland's Inis Mor in the fourth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012. Artem Silchenko nailed an impressive new dive to help...
Photo of the Day: King of the Castle Aug 3, 2012
Cliff Diving invades Ireland this weekend, but before the divers hit the Emerald Isle for the competition, Orlando Duque headed over to stake his claim as king of the castle with this epic dive.
Cliff Diving Hotspots: Grimstad Travel Guide Jul 5, 2012
The southern Norwegian town of Grimstad hosts the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on Saturday, July 7...
- Inis Mor
- AUG 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM
- AUG 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Red Bull Cliff Diving travels to Ireland for the fourth stop of the 2012 World Series on August 4.“The Serpent’s Lair is one of those places you only hear stories about,” said Orlando Duque, during a photoshoot ahead of the first ever Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition in 2009. “Finding this place and being able to dive there was one of the highlights of my career. Hopefully in the future we can bring a cliff diving competition to Ireland.” Orlando's hopes will be answered during the first weekend of August, when the world’s best cliff divers come to the biggest of the three Aran Islands for the season’s halfway stage. A ferry ride from Galway on Ireland's west coast, Inis Mor is home to the Serpent’s Lair – ‘Poll na Peist’ in Gaelic – a natural formation that fishermen call a 'blowhole'. What makes the Serpent’s Lair special is that it’s a near-perfect rectangle, its inexplicable shape ensconced in Gaelic legend.
Location: Serpent's Lair
Platform height: 28m
Average water temperature in August: 15°C
Average air temperature in August: 19°C
Type of water: Seawater (Atlantic Ocean)