Easy Dive Numbers
The dive number and associated position letter define the dive to be performed. An example being 101C, forward dive tuck position.
100’s = forward dives
200’s = back dives
300’s = reverse dives
400’s = inward dives
5000’s = twisting dives
o Tuck position = “C”
o Pike position = “B”
o Straight or layout position = “A”
o Free Position = “D”
• The first number in the dive number represents the dive group.• For forward, back, inward and reverse dives, the second number is always
zero, “0”.• For forward, back, inward and reverse dives, the third number indicates the
number of half somersaults to be performed.2 = 1 somersault, 3 = 1½ somersaults, 4 = 2 somersaults, 5 = 2½
somersaults, 6 = 3 somersaults, 7 = 3½ somersaults;
1, 2 or 3 somersaults = a feet-first entry;
1½ , 2½ or 3½ = a head-first entry.
• Dives with an “odd” third number should always enter the water head-first.
• Dives with an “even” third number should always enter the water feet-first.• For twisting dives, the fourth number indicates the number of half twists to
be performed.1 = ½ twist, 2 = 1 full twist, 3 = 1 twists, 4 = 2 full twists, 5 = 2½ twists,
6 = 3 full twists.
And for scoring, the number of the dive has nothing to do with actual points, but it does correspond with a DD or DOD which stands for Degree of Difficulty. This DD is multiplied by the judges score total to arrive at the award the diver receives for that dive. These awards are added up and the winner is the diver with the highest total in his or her age category.