These cliff divers found a diving paradise

These athletes went on a search of incredible dives – and they found them in Indonesia.
© Jakob Schweighofer/Red Bull Content Pool
By Alison Mann

A group of cliff divers went on a search for some extraordinary diving spots and found themselves in Indonesia – and it didn’t disappoint.

It took the group – Rocco Simpson, Ady Jimenez, Blake Aldridge, Kris Kolanus, Alex de Rose, David Colturi and Andy Jones – 48 hours to travel to the tiny town of West Papua.

It was an undiscovered area for the divers, who stayed aboard a boat for their trip. See the cliffs they discovered in this video and find out more info at

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David Colturi described the scenes that awaited the group after a 12-hour boat ride, he says: “We found two amazing cliff spots just around the corner from our parking position with the Seahorse (the boat they stayed in).”

The group found some excellent spots, including a 30.5m high dive.

David says: “What a session, mind blowing dives from a height nobody in our crew ever did before. In a setting like this you forget the impact punch you get striking through the water surface at 90kph.”

The group found some perfect diving spots

Diving in Indonesia in November as part of Red Bull Cliff Search
Spectacular diving in Indonesia © Jakob Schweighofer/Red Bull Content Pool

The rope swing had some teething problems, he says: “It was a tougher battle than anticipated with some hard beatings, quite a few of us took a while learning, but you know what they say “no pain, no gain.”

Check out the gallery from the trip here

David also wrote a diary of the trip, here’s some numbers he thinks everyone should know:

  • 1 stitched up head
  • 1 stitched up finger
  • 2 ladies killin’ it
  • 5 boys keeping up with the girls
  • 375 dives off the boat and the 15m-high boat mast
  • Endless of laughs and good times
  • 1 lost soccer game
  • 1 huge fish caught by Blake Aldridge
  • Highest take off point of 30.5m
  • 176 cliff dives performed by 7 athletes at 4 locations
  • 12 failed rope swing attempts
  • 1 totally failed rope swing attempt
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