Degrees of difficulty for dives are calculated using the component values of the formula shown on the following two pages. The formula is:
A + B + C + D + E = Degree of Difficulty
Please note that the “D” component appears twice. Choose the version of component “D” that applies to dive being performed.
As a guide, a list of previously calculated degrees of difficulty follows the formula. In this table, empty spaces indicate the degree of difficulty has not been calculated. A “–” indicates the dive is not possible.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the entries in the table, but if any entry varies from that arrived at through use of the formula, the formula-derived degree of difficulty is to be applied
to the dive in question, according to the USD FINA Technical Representative.
The source for this information is the FINA DD Formula and Table of DD in the FINA Handbook 2005-2009 (as amended by FINA March 14, 2006).
Degree of Difficulty (DD) is calculated by adding:
A + B + C + D + E
Click here for a chart.