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VIDEO: Stunt diver breaks own shallow-dive record

VIDEO: Stunt diver breaks own shallow-dive record



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(NBC News) A stunt diver known as "Professor Splash" broke his own shallow-dive record at Water World Thursday near Denver, Colorado.

Professor Splash, who's real name is Darren Taylor, dove 35 feet 5 inches into 12 inches of water in a padded baby pool, the same pool he set five previous records with.

The stunt was performed as part of an official "ribbon splashing" for Water World's new attraction, The Big Top Family Fun Zone. Taylor has previously set shallow-dive world records in Italy, Spain, Japan and Germany.

Professor Splash said his technique is to "skip across the water" when he makes contact with it. Taylor also added that "experience and research" is the key to success dives and that what he does is not easy.

The jump lasted just seconds and Taylor stood right up after the jump, showed his relief and excitement and the crowd cheered for him and then went on about their day at Water World.

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