A dramatic cliff diving competition is set to return to the Pembrokeshire coast for the second consecutive year.

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will take place next month above the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy, near St Davids in south-west Wales.

Ten elite divers are due to participate in the contest, launching themselves from a platform 27 metres above the water. They hit the surface falling at a speed of around 53 miles an hour.

Three British athletes are taking part this year, with current champion Gary Hunt returning to defend his title. The former Olympic synchronised diver Blake Aldridge is returning for a second year and last year's wildcard entry Matt Cowen, will also be taking part.

Spectators are welcome to watch from the vantage points around the cliff. Five judges score each of the dives.

There is also a “workshop session” for people who wish to experience what the divers go through. Participants – selected on a first-come, first-served basis - will be taught by some of the World Series divers how to jump off 5m and 10m heights.

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The competition will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14. Spectator tickets cost £5.

Times vary due to the different tide times.


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