Taking The Plunge: Military Divers Face Off

Army and RAF share the honours in the men's diving. Army women take home the trophy.

The finish couldn't have been closer in the Inter-Services Diving Competition at Aldershot.

There was a dead-heat between the Army and the RAF in the men's competition which will see them sharing the trophy for the next year.

The Army triumphed in the women's competition.

Ready to take the plunge
Ready to take the plunge

Diving in the armed forces has been getting a boost from a new coach. Pete Waterfield was a silver medallist in the 2012 London Olympic Games, partnering Tom Daley in the synchro dive.

He's impressed by the 'can-do' attitude of forces divers. 

"They don't back down from a dive. If there's a new dive to try, and they think they can do it, they will do it. That's rare to have."

Inter-Services rivalry hits the water
Inter-Services rivalry hits the water

Some dives are dangerous, says Pete Waterfield. Get it wrong and it can hurt.