Dive from the old bridge. Part II – The Challenge.


Diving traditions in Mostar is internationally well-known for their 2 distinctive styles. One is diving feet first, called “Let” meaning ” To fly”. The other is head dive, called “Lasta”, meaning “Swallow” dive, just like the swallow when it dives.

There was a dive known as “Labud”, meaning ” Swan” but it had became obsolete due to occurrences of injuries. This dive requires extreme precision technique.

This year competition includes 60 divers,18 head dives and the rest diving feet first. The youngest one being 17.5 years old.


Kindly note that under age of 18 needs parental written consent. All dives from the old bridge needs permission from Diving Association of Mostar.

Posted on August 1, 2014, in Immersed in Nature, River Escapade and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. What a beautiful location! I only saw it in the evening when we were there. Lovely to see it at another time of day. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This speaks so well of that indomitable spirit of the Bosnian people I met while stationed there. It takes a lot of courage to take that leap. Courage was a common virtue, I found among the people. Great video, that made my day! Thank you K.

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    • Thank you very much, D Willy Nilly! 🙂 Was my pleasure! As for courage, I believe it takes one to have the same virtue to recognize the same in others. ;), having read some of your posts. Was very glad to have read your last post as it took a different style of courage. Beautiful writing, if I may say so. Have a great weekend! 🙂


  3. Amazing…. I will stick to the shallow end of the pool thank you

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  4. Not for the faint hearted! 🙂 It is a glorious spot.

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  5. Another fascinating post! I can barely watch the video online so I would get very stressed watching it in real life – incredible sight though to see them diving off the bridge! 🙂

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  6. This is incredibly high and by every jump I feel my belly turning upside down…. 🙂

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  7. Superb video, captures the excitement of the event so well. What a thrill to achieve this dive. It was great to share these moments.

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