"The Thrilling IBIZA CLIFF DIVING Sessions"
Each cliff diving session is around two hours long, suitable for all ages and abilities, and involves a three-step process – take off, flying, and landing. “The take off is the most important aspect so you get away from the rocks,” Ismael affirms. “That first leap has to be a decision – you’re not falling, you’re jumping.” The good news is you only get to this point with a lot of preparation, so you’re never standing there unprepared. There’s a 15-minute session on land to warm up the body, then 30 minutes doing practice jump techniques in the water. “You land as straight as possible, tensing your entire body to minimise impact,” Ismael explains. Finally, the remaining hour is used to put it all into practice, over and over again.
RockID organises absolutely everything on the day of your jump – from finding the right location in Ibiza (there are plenty of great locations near 7Pines Resort Ibiza) possible to checking the wind and tide conditions. They bring GoPros, ropes, nets (in case of jellyfish), life jackets and expertise – the rest is up to the jumper. “The concentration you need is comparable to rock climbing,” Ismael explains. “Your head has to be very focused because you’re constantly fighting demons. Fear increases when you’re on the rock so you can’t think too much, you have to trust that your body will know what to do.” The key message is that only you have the power to overcome your anxieties, so when the moment comes, how will you respond?