TikTok trends have always been quite popular. May it be beauty or fitness related, the world is taken up by TikTok trends. But sometimes social media amazes us with something completely unexpected. One such trend recently gaining popularity on TikTok is 'death diving'. You probably have many questions regarding it and we are here to answer all of them. Death diving means ditching the conventional style of diving by belly flopping into the clear blue waters from an unfathomable height may it be of an ocean or of the swimming pool. This dangerous trend is practised by many, who share their experiences on Youtube, TikTok and other social media platforms. Videos of people jumping from heights have gone viral, and people have now started discovering death diving from Norway to the world.
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Death diving originated in Norway where the sport was called Dodsing. Dodsing is officially monitored by the Dodsing Federation, a committee that sets guidelines, rules and world rankings. Dodsing world championships have been held in August every year since 2008. There are training institutes and coaching available for training this sport.
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Looking at the nerve-racking videos of the sport, it is believed that the sport is dangerous and harmful. But these divers don't have a death wish and instead, most of them are, in fact, professional-level athletes. The sport was created in Norway in the early 70s as a way for men to show off their skills and talent in front of girls, to impress but we reckon this must be done under the supervision of professionals and after proper training.
No doubt people are mesmerised by the daring videos of the sport which have got millions of views on TikTok. In India, there are places to experience this extreme adventure sport safely, mainly at the top Cliff Diving spots in the country:
1. Pentagon Lava Cliff at St. Mary's Island in Karnataka
2. Rock quarry 20 kilometers north of Pondicherry
3. Bicholim, Goa
4. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
5. Marble Rock site at Bedhaghat in Madhya Pradesh
6. Sanapur Lake at Hampi, Karnataka
7. Pangal Fort in Mahabubnagar in Telangana
8. Krang Suri Falls at Jowai in Meghalaya
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