UK Diving

Ready To Launch: Daley Opens Diving Academy (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

Tom Daley believes his move to London has reinvigorated his diving career. Tom Daley: 'I'm A Gay Man Now' Daley uprooted his life to the capital...

Is It Time to Stop Vilifying Divers?

Chris Deeley | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Tony Pulis can call Luis Suarez an embarrassment for diving all he wants, but his Stoke City team finished dead last in the Premier League Fair Play table last year. It smacks of hypocrisy to complain about one rule being broken whilst lauding your players for "playing hard" beyond the rules.

LOOK: 12 Spectacular Shots Of China's Bizarre Underwater City

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

A Chinese city, left to ruin after a dam flooded the valley it lay in, has become a paradise for divers, after an ingenious idea from a local tourist ...

Diving, Play-Acting and Simulation - What Is the Solution?

Joe Difford | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

There are a number of ways to solve the problem of diving and play-acting, but they all come with their own problems. In Chico Flores' case, there is no doubt that he warrants a suspension, otherwise what's to stop him doing it in every game?

Bored of Running Marathons? Ten Great Challenges to Change Your Life

Bill Coles | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

So many endurance runners spend their lives knocking off endless marathons - and though they probably think it's a stretch, it's nothing of the sort. I guess it depends what you want out of life. Do you want to continue striving for the same goal over and over again? Or do you want to evolve?

Volunteer Stories: Madagascar Maine Conservation & Diving

Frontier | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone should come here to dive with or without previous experience. There are crazy cool anemone fish, octopi, turtles, eels, etc. and my new favourite fish, Morish Idles. There is not much missing from an experience like this. Not only have I learned a lot while having the time of my life, but I have improved my level as a diver which is a great feeling.

Volunteers Stories: Madagascar Marine Conservation and Diving

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The PADI course is stretched over four days. Where the first day is really easy which just involves watching the PADI open water video. It may not be the most exciting thing but it help give an idea of what the open water course entails.

At What Point Should Managers Back or Condemn Their Player's Actions?

Ashley Khossousi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Ashley Khossousi

Would a more consistent approach from managers towards their players help eradicate diving from the game? Aside from Moyes, we have seen different stances from different bosses, such as Mourinho on the weekend who was quick to defend Ramires' apparent dive by claiming it was a stone-wall penalty.

Swimming With the Fishes in Maafushivaru

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

Maafushivaru is tiny - just 500 metres long - and I immediately made it my mission to walk the entire thing over the course of a week. I didn't make it because the bar is in the middle, but it's important to have goals.

Is Diving Cheating or Is It Part of the Game?

Tim Hearn | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Sport
Tim Hearn

In the not so distant past, when football was a contact sport, the art of diving was almost non-existent. I am not saying it didn't happen, but that nowadays a player is protected by the referees so much that any touch by an opponent will allow the player to dive to the floor knowing that the referee will more than likely award a free kick.

The Next Tom Daley?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Sport

Ashley Young's diving has now been publicly criticised Sir Alex Ferguson, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish and even his current manager David Moye...

These Cliff Diving Pictures Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

Three Brits are taking part in this weekend's Red Bull Cliff Diving world series in Wales. Blake Aldridge, Matthew Cohen and Gary Hunt - the curren...

LOOK: Spectacular Diving Shots From Barcelona (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Sport

The 15th FINA World Championships are currently taking place in Barcelona, and with Gaudi's Sagrada Família in the background the snapshots are spect...

PICTURES: Why Does Neymar Have Trouble Standing Up?

Elliot Wagland | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Sport

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, otherwise known as Neymar, has recently been criticised for 'fooling referees' with his diving antics during the Confe...

Time for Thailand

Black Tomato | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

A rite of passage for any intrepid traveller, Thailand ticks just about every box in the 'holiday needs' category, from fascinating rainforests and sacred temples to stunning scenery and sublime sandy beaches - and that's before we even get to the incredible food or welcoming people.

Gareth Bale Diving: Is The Tottenham Midfielder Turning Into The Next Tom Daley? (PICTURES)

Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Sport

Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale could potentially grow to be one of the best players on the planet, but there's other parts of his game he needs to w...

'If This Doesn't, I Don't Know What Does'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Sport

Tom Daley said his British Diving Championships win was the perfect response after his post-Olympics foray into the world of reality TV. The 18-yea...

Highway to the Danger Zone: 48 Hours in Tignes, France

Brandon Hartley | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brandon Hartley

I'm in a rumbling SUV on an icy highway somewhere in the French Alps. Margot, a pig-tailed PR rep, is behind the wheel. She navigates a series of high-elevation twists and turns like a veteran fighter pilot.

Car Crash Television is the New Black

Helen Lederer | Posted 07.04.2013 | Home
Helen Lederer

Why was the gathering of 'slebs' in a diving contest so utterly appalling? And why did the citing of Tom Daley doing 'TV work' like Gary and Sue cause such a negation of British sportsmanship? We like to be united in our hatred of TV. But what we don't realise is we are dumbing down our own reputations.

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards wins ITV's celebrity diving competition Splash!

PA | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Veteran Olympian Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards has won ITV's celebrity diving competition 'Splash!' His triumph comes 25 years after he shot to fame wi...

Linda Barker Reveals Exercise Secrets For Splash!

WENN | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home

Linda Barker has found herself in the middle of a storm of publicity since she agreed to take part in Splash!, with everyone desperate to know her bea...

British Olympic Diver Has Funding Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Sport

British Olympic diver Peter Waterfield says he will have to quit the sport after discovering that his funding will be cut from April. Waterfield, w...

PIC: Divers Taking Part In Tom Daley's Splash!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Comedy

And there are a few surprises, we're sure you'll agree... (Line-up for The Huffington Post UK by David Beresford and David Schneider.) More ...

Sensationalist Talk About Diving as a Cancer

William Barns-Graham | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Sport
William Barns-Graham

So diving is a cancer in football. The other thing that's cancerous is stupid sensationalist responses to diving. There are two counts of this: firstly there's the lacking perspective angle of the likes of Tony Pulis who thinks that a yellow card offence is worthy of a 3 match ban, then there's the 'blame the foreigners' angle of any old school "hoof it oop t' bloody pitch" punter.

A L'eau Point For British Cycling

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK

We already know the British are the best in the world at cycling and water-based sports such as sailing and rowing - and it turns out we're also brill...