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Rules and Regulation

APPENDIX 3 FINA DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY - FORMULA AND COMPONENTS PLATFORM

FINA DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY - FORMULA AND COMPONENTS
PLATFORM

Note: Degree of Difficulty (DD) is calculated by adding: A + B + C + D + E = DD

A. Somersaults

B. Flight Position For flying dives add fly position (E) to either (B) or (C) Position

Seven of the above components have negative values. Dashes indicate dives that currently are not possible.

C. Twists

(1) Dives with ½ somersault and twists can only be executed in positions A, B, or C,
(2) Dives with 1 or 1½ somersaults and twists can only be executed in position D,
(3) Dives with 2 or more somersaults and twists can only be executed in positions B or C,
(4) Armstand dives with 1, 1½, or 2 somersaults and one or more twists can only be executed in position D, and
(5) Armstand dives with 2½ or more somersaults and twist can only be executed in positions B or C

D. Approach Forward-, Back-, Reverse-, Inward-, and Twisting Groups

D. Approach Armstand Group (Does not apply to armstand dives with twists)

E. Unnatural Entry (does not apply to twisting dives)

A value indicates the diver does not see the water before the entry. The component is the same at all levels.
(-) indicates the diver does see the water before the entry. The component is the same at all levels. 

Examples