Many have seen competitions in diving from a tower at international competitions and wondered how athletes can jump from such a great height of 10 meters. But for some people this was not enough, and they founded a new extreme form – high diving.
Officially, the world federation was created in the mid 90s of the 20th century. One of the most popular varieties of this extreme entertainment is cliff diving. The first competitions in this sport were held in 2009. The season for athletes includes 8 stages of the World Series, in each of which they make a series of jumps from rocks 27 meters high. Continue reading
Shark swimming is an event that not everyone will decide on. Only experienced and self-confident drivers can allow swimming near marine predators.
History of diving
The first dives under water began at the dawn of human existence. The first scuba gear was an ordinary straw. It is clear that in such conditions a person could not be under water for a long time.
The first breakthrough in the development of diving is associated with the invention in England and France of the first diving suits. With the development of technology, equipment was also improved.
In the 19th century, the first wetsuit and the likeness of scuba gear were invented. In the next century, divers equipment improved and added rubber flippers. Continue reading
Underwater wrestling, commonly known as Aquatlon, is a water sport in which two masked and fins compete under water in an attempt to peel off each other’s ankle.
HISTORY OF CREATION
Aquatlon received its development in the 80s of the last century. Its founder is Igor Ostrovsky, a Russian coach in underwater sports. Underwater wrestling was first presented at the Moscow Technological University in April 1982. This event was a huge success, therefore, back in 1993, international competitions were held in the capital. In March 1996, representatives of the diving federation of many countries met to create the IAA (International Aquatlon Association). The main goal of this organization is to modernize sports, support athletes and develop their talents, create national federations and associations, ensure the adoption of international competition rules and authorize official international competitions. Continue reading