Aghios Nikolaos to Host First Competitive Cliff Diving Competition on July 1-2

The city of Aghios Nikolaos in Crete will be hosting the first cliff diving competition and a night show on the first weekend of July; it is being organized by the municipality and the World High Diving Federation.

The cliffs at Lake Voulismeni, located directly in the center of the city, are ideal for the 18 international cliff divers who will be participating to show off their somersaults and twists, the organizers said.

The event includes dives from a 16 meter height in different styles and levels of difficulty. They will be made from two points of the cliff which stand at the northern side of the Lake — an area inspected and selected by the Federation for safety and water depth. Participants are both professional divers and amateurs from Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Britain.

Speaking at a press conference on the event, the mayor of Aghios Nikolaos said the city is ready to welcome the visitors. A similar event in Aghios Nikolaos last year included divers who demonstrated their skills but didn’t compete.

The schedule is as follows:

Competition
Friday (June 30) – Free training
Saturday (July 1) – Qualification
Sunday (July 2) – Finals

Show
Sunday (July 2) – By night after the finals
Source: ANA-MPA