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qPONTA DELGADA, PORTUGAL - JUNE 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Jonathan Paredes of Mexico dives from the 27 metre platform during the first competition day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 28, 2013 at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal. (Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull via Getty Images)

Incredible images of the world's top 15 cliff divers

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series made its third stop this weekend in Azores, Portugal. Take a look at some of the most stunning diving images of the top 15 cliff divers.

The competition will follow the traditional

high diving format and is a mix of the rules from FINA and HDA. Divers

hand in their four planned dives the day before the first day of

competition – dives shall consist of two required dives of a fixed

degree of difficulty of 3.8 and two optional dives assigned a degree of

difficulty computed from the HDA (High Diving Alliance) table – and are

scored by five high-diving judges.
— Information via Red Bull Cliff Diving © Red Bull GmbH