Since the remarkable introduction of High Diving in the FINA World Championships programme and crowning moment of the first-ever World champions in Barcelona (ESP) in 2013, the sport has continued to grow in popularity and attractiveness. Two events are on the programme: a men's competition in five rounds competing from 27m and a women's competition in three rounds diving from 20m.

Following the successful organisation of the inaugural edition in 2014 in Kazan (RUS), followed by Cozumel (MEX) in 2015 and Abu Dhabi (UAE) in 2016, 2017 and 2018.