How to Dive in PES

Ever since PES introduced the ability to dive in the game, many players have been trying to dive ‘effectively’ in the game and get away it. Many readers and members have also posted questions asking how to dive in PES.

Perfect Dive?

So the question is – Is there a sure-fire way to execute a perfect dive in PES?

For a number of days I have been doing research on this question online. I googled, read forums, watched youtube videos, and the short answer is – There is no proven way to dive effectively in PES.

Executing a Dive in PES

To dive, press the following 4 buttons at the same time – L1, L2, Left and Right Analog Stick. Alternatively, you can pre-set the player to dive using the Link Feint function. Using the second option will be easier to perform the dive.

Forums Research

Someone mentioned that to dive in PES, you should execute the dive the moment the opponent touches you. Of course this is easier said that done. Most of the time, we will press the buttons too quickly and our player falls before contact was made, and out comes the yellow card.

On other occasions, we press the dive buttons after the opponent tackle us. Sure, we got a foul and a free kick, but that might probably be due to the tackle, rather than it being a dive.

And since there is no ‘retry’ function, we have no way of telling if our dive was the cause of the foul.

Youtube Research

We will expect players to upload videos of their successful dives on the popular video sharing site, but this was not the case. The only video I found by searching ‘how to dive in pes’ was someone sharing the button combinations to perform a dive.

This was not relevant to what we were looking for, and further searches revealed no suitable results.

So, is it worthwhile to dive?

I guess diving in pes is best summed up by a forumer’s comment, something along the lines of

If you are so good that you can perfect the timing of a dive, you are probably better off playing and winning the right way

Konami is not going to make it easy for us to get away with a dive, or else they might be promoting the wrong values. Of course, that is not going to stop me, as well as other players, from attempting to outsmart the opponent.

I shall continue practising my ‘diving abilities’ and will update this post should I find a trick to it. Until then, feel free to share your diving secrets with me and other readers!

Main image credit: Konami