Red Bull Cliff Diving Festival in the Aran Islands
Red Bull Cliff Diving travels to Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands for the fourth stop of the 2012 World Series on August 4th. 11 outstanding athletes, from around the world, will compete at the Serpent's Lair or "Poll na Peist" in Gaelic, which is 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.
Cliff diving involves athletes leaping into water from heights of 23m to 28m for men and 18m to 23m for women.
Divers have about three seconds to co-ordinate their forms and movements before they hit the surface of the water at around 100km/h with a flat landing, known as a pancake, compared with landing on concrete from 13m.
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€49.00 pps per night for a double room
€60.00 per night for a single room
€35.00 pps per night for a triple room
And Children under the age of 10 stay for free!