The Time I Mastered Cliff Jumping in Croatia

I have always had a height phobia, but something about jumping into the Adriatic Sea changed my mind.

Kamenjak, Croatia is about 30 minutes south of Pula, Croatia. It is merely a small peninsula surrounded by nothing but crystal clear water. The beaches were far to none so we got comfortable with laying on the rocks.

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About three quarters of a mile walk along the coast landed us at our prime cliff jumping location. It was a cove of water in between the white rocks.

There were three areas that you could jump from. The first could be considered level one, or in other words, the baby level. The second cliff was slightly higher but not to terrifying. But level three was something else. They say it was only 55-feet high but it felt more like 100-feet.

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It never crossed my mind that I was going to be in the air for a long time. I am not kidding when I say that I was free falling for at least 6 seconds. It doesn’t sound that bad but until you are actually free falling, you will not understand.

A lot of people overlook the fact that hitting the water hurts and it hurts bad, but it’s all worth it right?

I learned after I hit the water with a hard splat that you have to clench your butt and point your toes so that you can just slide right into the water.

A quick word of advice, it is almost better if you don’t even think about jumping off and just go for it. Once you’ve hit the water you’ll probably wish you would not have done that but it was all worth it.

At least now I can say that I have cliff jumped into the Adriatic Sea.

 

 

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