We arrived in Sarajevo little after midnight yesterday (July 6th, it was actually the day before, but I didn’t have time to write this post) to record Red Bull Cliff Diving Expedition on river Neretva. This was our third cooperation with world known diver Orlando Duque. We met for the first time in Albania at Red Bull Cliff Search 2008 and then the year after at Red Bull Cliff Diving Exhibition Mostar 2009 (there is no translation for this two posts).

After two hours of sleep we went south to river Neretva, where we put all our equipment in waterproof bags, dressed neoprene suits and rubber boots and went with cars up stream where we boarded the rafts.

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Three rafts and Red Bull bouy

We stopped at two locations in the canyon where Orlando jumped. We could climb with him to the top at the first location. The day was hot and this made climbing in neoprene suit and rubber boots very hard and uncomfortable. The water was ice cold and so we needed the suits.

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The crew on river Neretva

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Red Bull buoy was trailing along

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Orlando Duques first jump

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Rafts ready for action

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Jump sequence

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Predrag Vučković in his underwater phase

After we filmed the first location we went on. Rafting the white waters was phenomenal. I thought that it would be scarier, but it was enough adrenaline for the first time.

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Every raft carried six people

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Beautiful river Neretva

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They must had great time filming The Battle of Neretva (

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Waterfalls in the middle of the river

Second location had very difficult access. The climbers had to put ladders and a small platform for jump to happen. In the mean time we grilled some čevapčiči.

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Skipper and his čevapđinica (traditional Bosnian eating place)

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After a whole day of wearing wet neoprene boots

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God rays

Then we went to our positions and started shooting some jumps.

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Domen climbing to the top

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Glidetrack, The Pod sandbag, Manfrotto Modo tripod and Canon 5D MkII

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Looking at the viewfinder

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Stone Crayfish (Austropotamobius torrentium) - the one in front

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Last location

The weather went bad. The water was cold and the divers stopped jumping. We put down the equipment and went to the base where we changed clothes.

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White waters of Neretva


GPS locations of the trip

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