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Diving is a recurring ability in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] This ability is only named in Link's Awakening.


A Link to the Past

Link's Awakening

Link battling the Angler Fish while Diving underwater in Link's Awakening DX.

In Link's Awakening, Link can use the Flippers to Dive underwater by pressing the B Button while swimming.[2] Link can find sunken items while Diving, such as Small Keys and Piece of Hearts.[3] Link needs to Dive to reach and battle Angler Fish, the Boss of the Angler's Tunnel. Diving is also required to gain entrance to the Catfish's Maw.[1]

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Link can press the A Button while swimming to Dive. He is initially able to be underwater for no longer than three seconds but can later obtain the Silver and Golden Scales to extend his Diving capabilities.[citation needed]

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Link can press the A Button to Dive while in his Hylian form. As Zora Link, he can swim in any direction and at a faster speed than normal. He can also walk on the bottom of the water by pressing the B Button.

Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Ages

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, after Link obtains the Flippers, he can Dive underwater with the B Button.[4]

Twilight Princess

Skyward Sword

In Skyward Sword, after obtaining the Water Dragon's Scale, Link can Dive underwater.[5]

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Link can use the Zora's Flippers to Dive by pressing the A Button.[6][7]



  1. 1.0 1.1 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc. pg. 13
  2. "You've got the Flippers! If you press the B Button while you swim, you can dive underwater!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc. pg. 54
  4. "You got the flippers! Press A Button to glide through the water and B Button to dive!" — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  5. "The great spirit of the Water Dragon has provided you with the ability to swim freely underwater." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  6. "You got Zora's Flippers! Time to jump in with both feet! Press A Button to dive, and press B Button to swim faster!" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  7. "They will allow you to swim and dive, so you may travel the rivers and roam the lakes." — Oren (A Link Between Worlds)