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– Two divers of the same gender perform the same dive from the same height.
– Dives of the maximum difficulty which are performed usually before the optional dives.
– Dives chosen by the diver with no maximum degree of difficulty. These are performed after the required dives.
Degree of difficulty
– How difficult the dive is, ranging between 1.2 to 4.2. The total score a diver receives is the degree of difficulty multiplied by the total judges score.
– There are six dive groups : forward, back, reverse, inward, twisting and armstand.
– When the diver fails to perform the dive they were supposed to do.
– Entry into the water where there is very little or no splash.
– The approach to a dive where the diver takes a few steps run up.
– A dive which begins with a handstand at the end of the platform and are only used on platform dives.
– The diver starts by facing the back of the board or away from the water. The diver rotates backwards away from the board after takeoff.
– The diver faces forward and spins forward after takeoff.
– The diver faces the back of the board and the spins forward toward the board after takeoff.
– The diver starts by facing forward and then rotates backwards after takeoff.
– The diver rotates around an axis. Also known as ‘twisters.’
– An illegal movement in diving where the diver does a false start on a forward or backward takeoff. It could also be when the diver loses balance on an armstand dive and touches the platform with their feet.
– The diver’s position as they fall into the water. The aim is to enter the water totally straight.
– A dive position where the diver’s body is fully extended with no bends at the joints.
– A quick and strong entension of the diver’s legs to prevent any more rotation in a tuck.
– A dive position which combines the tuck, straight and pike position. This is used in twisting dives.