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How to Dive in Skyward Sword: Controls and Required Item Explained

Here's how to dive in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
Here's how to dive in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. / Photo courtesy of Nintendo

Here's how to dive in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, an action thats sounds like an elementary task to do, but has some prerequisites players must check off beforehand.

In addition to initially throwing himself off of Skyloft to embark on the game's grand adventure, Link will eventually encounter bodies of water to explore that many players are trying to figure out how to dive into. Here's how.

How to Dive in Skyward Sword: Controls and Required Item Explained

To dive in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, players must do a downward swing or simply press down on the D-pad.

Before being able to dive, however, it's mandatory for Link to acquire a certain key item first — the Water Dragon's Scale.

The Water Dragon's Scale is earned by completing the Silent Realm trial in Faron Woods. This mission is encountered pretty early on in the game and is necessary for players to eventually access the Lake Floria area.

Moderated by Farore, the Silent Realm trial tasks Link to go bare-handed and collect 15 Tears of Farore throughout the Silent Realm area while avoiding Guardians and other threats. To combat the fact that suffering a single hit ends the trial, each Tear of Farore pickup halts the Guardians for 90 seconds.

Once a player has received their well-deserved Water Dragon's Scale, it will remain a staple part of Link's inventory and won't be required for him equip it in order to be able to dive.

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