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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - How to Dive From Your Loftwing and in Water
This is a guide on how to dive from your Loftwing and in water in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to dive using the motion controls and button-only controls, as well as what item you need to unlock this feature.

How to Dive From the Ground

Run Towards a Ledge

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Run towards a ledge
To dive from the ground, hold the B Button to run towards a ledge to dive automatically.

Run towards a wooden ramp in Skyloft

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Run Towards a Wooden Ramp

In Skyloft, look for the wooden ramps surrounding the floating city and run off from there.

Press Down on the D-Pad

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Press Down on the D-Pad
While free-falling, press the Down on the D-Pad to call your Loftwing.

Loftwing Controls and How to Fly

How to Dive From the Loftwing

Press the ZR Button

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Press the ZR Button to Dive
While flying on your Loftwing, press the ZR Button to dive. You can also hold the ZL Button to change the view to look at the area from below.

How to Dive Into the Water

Run Towards a Ledge to Dive

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - How to Dive Into the Water
To dive into the water, look for a ledge and hold down the B Button to run towards it. Depending on the height of the ledge, Link may perform a diving motion into the water or a free-fall automatically.

Acquire the Water Dragon's Scale

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Obtain Water Dragon
You need to acquire the Water Dragon's Scale to dive underwater and reach new areas. Complete the Silent Realm trial in the Faron Woods to obtain this item.

How to Get the Water Dragon's Scale

Hold the A Button to Swim

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Hold Down the A Button to Swim
Once you have the item, hold down the A Button to swim. Use the right Joy-Con, or the left thumbstick for button-only controls, to move around underwater.

How to Swim Underwater

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