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The finale of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012 in Oman on September 27, 2012

The global elite of high divers competed during the 2012 Cliff Diving World Series in 7 countries on 3 continents. Each of the venues was spectacular and unique, with the final event and crowning of the World Champion taking place on September 27, 2012 at the canyon-like water course Wadi Shab in the Sultanate of Oman

Thirteen divers from 9 countries were competing, with Gary Hunt of the UK taking the overall title as the three-time grand champion of this global competition.

This is the first time that this cliff diving event, sponsored by the Austrian-based energy drink company Red Bull, has taken place on the Arabian peninsula. Chosen for its spectacular scenery and the welcoming support of Oman, Wadi Shab was converted from a narrow valley lined with date palms into a spectacular arena for viewing the divers leaping from 27 meters into the emerald green waters below, before a crowd of 5000 Omani and expat spectators.