Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Happening In PH

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series to kick off its 11th Season in the Philippines

The biggest and most popular sports event of the season is having its highly-anticipated debut in the Philippines this April! Now on its 11th season, Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will kick off its first-leg in El Nido, Palawan, on April 12th – 13th, 2019.

Gary Hunt of Great Britain before he dives from the 27 metre platform on Hong Island during the last competition day of the eighth and final stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Krabi, Thailand on October 26th 2013. // Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool // 1382777647087-915318080 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to for further information. //

About Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Started in 2009, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has provided a platform for aesthetic free-falls and dives of ever growing complexity, spotlighting the sport’s finest athletes as well as the most promising talents. In 2014, they introduced a Women’s World Series. After a decade, the sport’s best athletes will once again leap, twist and somersault from breath-taking heights with no protection, except their concentration, skill and physical control during seven demanding competitions around the world. 

Global Tour Locations

This year’s Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series global tour will have three brand new locations:

  • April 13  – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines – (NEW)
  • May 12 – Dublin, Ireland – (NEW)
  • June 2 – Polignano a Mare, Italy
  • June 22 – São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
  • July 14 – Beirut, Lebanon – (NEW)
  • August 24 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • September 14 – Bilbao, Spain

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Participants

There will be twenty-four (24) professional male and female cliff divers from eighteen (18) nationalities who will take off for the clear emerald waters of the Small and Big Lagoon in Miniloc Island, including record champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (GBR). However, each stop will feature four (4) wildcard divers seeking to earn their way up the ranks.

The divers will soar from heights of up to 27m at speeds in excess of 86km/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.

Cliff Diving & Palawan’s Conservation

Miniloc Island is just a 40-minute boat ride away from El Nido, Palawan. The said island will provide divers and judges alike with a magnificent backdrop to the opening contests of the World Series’ 11th season. Aiming to raise additional awareness for El Nido’s conservation efforts, the Clean Cliffs Project (CCP) will run a number of educational and clean-up workshops on the island.

According to Carolyn Esmenda, Asst. Protection Area Management Board Superintendent (PAMB), “The grant to hold the event in a national park is not merely to draw more tourists, but to show the world our efforts to protect and preserve this paradise from the threats of mass tourism. I personally think the event can help convey to the world the need to protect paradise’s like ours though responsible tourism.”

Where to Watch Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

You can catch the live broadcast from El Nido via Red Bull TV on April 13th, 2019. Viewers in the Philippines may also watch the full event, along with the remaining six stops of the 2019 World Series, on FOX Sports, FOX Sports GO, FOX+ app, and online at

For more info, you may visit their website.

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