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Rules and Regulation

D 9 REFEREEING AND JUDGING SYNCHRONISED DIVING

D 9.1 Synchronised diving is judged by the execution of the individual dives and the
synchronisation of the divers

D 9.2 The rules for judging individual diving shall apply to the execution of dives in
synchronised diving, except that where one or both divers perform a dive of a different
number or position, other than that announced, the Referee shall declare it a failed
dive.

D 9.3 When judging the synchronisation of the dives, the overall impression of the
synchronisation of the dives must be taken into account.

D 9.4 The factors to be considered in judging synchronised diving are:
- the starting position, the approach and the take-off, including the similarity of
the height,
- the coordinated timing of the movements during the flight,
- the similarity of the vertical angles of the entries,
- the comparative distance from the springboard or platform of the entry,
- the coordinated timing of the entries.

D 9.5 If either diver enters the surface of the water before the other diver leaves the
springboard or platform, the Referee shall declare it a failed dive.

D 9.6 The Referee shall declare a two-point deduction from all judges when there is
a re-start by one or both divers.

D 9.7 The execution judges must not be influenced by any factor other than the
technique and execution of the dive, not both dives, nor the synchronisation of the
divers.

D 9.8 When either or both divers perform a dive of a different number or position
other than that announced, the Referee shall declare the dive a failed dive.

D 9.9 When an execution judge considers that a dive of a different number has been
performed by a diver, the judge shall award zero (0) points notwithstanding that the
Referee has not declared it to be a failed dive. If both execution judges of one diver in a
nine (9) judge panel or all three (3) execution judges in an eleven (11) judge panel,
award zero (0) points, the Referee shall declare it a failed dive. If the Referee declares
a failed dive, zero (0) points are awarded by all nine (9) or eleven (11) judges.

D 9.10 The synchronisation judges must not be influenced by any other factor other
than the coordinated performance of the two divers and not the execution of both dives.

D 9.11 If all the synchronisation judges award zero (0) points, the Referee shall
declare it a failed dive.

D 9.12 When any of the following faults are shown, each synchronisation judge shall
deduct from ½ to 2 points, according to his opinion, for the lack of:
- similarity of the starting position, approach, take-off or height,
- coordinated timing of the movement during the flight,
- similarity of the vertical angles of the entries,
- comparative distance from the springboard or platform of the entry,
- coordinated timing of the entries.