UK Diving

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...

Formula 1, Horse Racing, Cycling... Not Really Sports Are They?

Scott Thompson | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Sport
Scott Thompson

It was whilst watching Eddie Jordan rhapsodise about how Formula 1 was the greatest sport in the world that it struck me, no not that I needed to go out and buy a hideous shirt, but that Formula 1 just isn't really a sport is it?

Tom Daley Wins Bronze In Men's Diving 10m

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Sport

British driver Tom Daley has won bronze after a dramatic men's 10m final, losing out to America's David Boudia and China's Qiu Bo. Daley was grante...

Caroline Frost

Greg Louganis On Olympic Victory, And Embarrassment

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Sport

They say you should never meet your hero. He'll always let you down. Well, I have, and he didn't. The 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul was memorable for...

Not So Graceful? The Strange Faces Of Olympic Diving

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

It's one of the most graceful sports at the Olympic Games - divers spin through the air with grace and poise, tumbling into the pool with only the qui...

Could Tom Daley Be Any Cuter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Get in line ladies. Not only is Tom Daley a total heartthrob, but he's shown a tender side finding time to spend with his proud grandparents. Ta...

Abuse Athletes like Zoe Smith At Your Peril

Mark Hillary | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

As the London Olympic games approached, much talk was of the Olympic Athletes' Hub and how athletes would be more connected to their fans than ever before thanks to social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook.

Is Daley's Defeat A Sign of Things To Come For Team GB?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Sport

The pristine Aquatics Centre, with its stifling yet welcoming scent of chlorine, hosted Team GB's poster boy on Monday. Tom Daley may be half of a two...

Tom Daley

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Sport

Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, two of Britain’s biggest hopes of winning gold at London 2012 in the men’s synchronised 10m platform dive, failed t...

Going For Gold

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport

Divers Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield will bid to continue the British medal success of Lizzie Armitstead and Rebecca Adlington on Monday as they compe...

Otterly Adorable Olympians! Newborns Named After London 2012 Stars

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

Olympians train for years, but it will take two new-born otters just a fraction of that time to swim as well as their namesakes - gold medal hopefuls ...

WATCH: How To Jump Into A Lake With Style

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Fancy a little bit of compare and contrast? Above is a video of some American teenagers leaping into a lake. Below is a video of a drunk Scottish man ...

Red Sea Marine Life Becomes Neon Disco On Fluo-Dive (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

Day glo: These shots were taken on the bed of the Red Sea The bed of the Red Sea is transformed into a neon disco in these shots taken during a ...

Missing Diver's Body Found Near Oban

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

The body of a diver who went missing while exploring a wreck has been recovered by police. John Skerry, 54, became separated from a group while div...

Has Ashley Young Changed England's Perception Of Home-Grown Divers?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Sport

Few are old enough to remember Francis Lee, but those who do will remark how he dabbled in the art of what is now referred to as "simulation". Ie. div...

Making A Splash! Andy Carroll And The Worst Dives (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Sport

When Andy Carroll trudged down the tunnel and whipped his shirt off, it was a metaphor for his Liverpool career. The shirt has never fit the £35m man...

Diver Daley Straight A Record On Twitter

PA | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

He has been accused of spending too much time doing media work rather than practicing at the swimming pool, but teenage diver Tom Daley clearly has no...

WATCH: Conclusive Proof That Lionel Messi Never Dives

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Lionel Messi, then. FIFA World Player of the Year and three-time Ballon d'Or winner, he's possibly the best player football has ever seen: fitter than...

Go Virtual Diving With Google Earth Under The Sea

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Tech

Sufferers of galeophobia, fear of sharks, can finally have the dream diving trip they're too timid to take. The Catlin Seaview Survey has take...

Honduras - Diving into Danger

Jenny Kleeman | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK
Jenny Kleeman

The Miskito people of Honduras's legendary Mosquito Coast aren't being endangered by any infectious outbreak. They are being killed and left paralysed in their thousands because of the demand for affordable luxury in the US and Europe. Ever since multinational seafood suppliers started exporting Caribbean spiny lobster on an industrial scale, lobsters disappeared from the shallows. The divers now plunge as deep as 150ft, 12-15 times in day, scrambling on the sea bed for their catch with basic and often faulty equipment. With no air or depth gauge, they have no way of knowing how far they are diving, and can only tell if their tank is running low when it becomes difficult to breathe.