Red Bull Cliff Diving series to make PH debut in El Nido, Palawan

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Posted at Feb 21 2019 08:12 PM | Updated as of Feb 21 2019 08:37 PM

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The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will make its Philippine debut in El Nido, Palawan. Handout

MANILA -- The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will make its debut in the Philippines, setting its challenge in the breathtaking location of El Nido, Palawan this April.

The Philippine stop will be the first of a 7-legged series which will kick of on April 12-13.

A total of 24 professional male and female cliff divers from 18 countries will participate in the contest that will be set at the Small and Big Lagoon in Miniloc Island. Included in the list of participants are record champions Rhiannan Iffland of Australia and Gary Hunt of Great Britain.

Each stop of the diving series will feature 4 wildcard divers seeking to earn their way up the ranks.

According to tournament organizers, the divers will soar from heights of up to 27 meters at speeds in excess of 86 km/h with nothing else but their concentration, skill, and physical control. Divers will be scored by an international jury who will grade each dive on the following metrics: take off, position in the air and entry in the water.

After the Philippine stop, the competition will move to the following locations:

May 12 – Dublin, Ireland
June 2 – Polignano a Mare, Italy
June 22 – São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
July 14 – Beirut, Lebanon
August 24 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
September 14 – Bilbao, Spain

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